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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 145022-69 ST
    Movement No: 29’111’497
    Model Name: Speedmaster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 677, max length 185 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp, stamped 1171
    Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1970 and its subsequent sale on February 23, 1970 and delivered to Australia

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece is extremely rare thanks to its three notable particularities. Firstly, the dial of the watch has aged delicately into a gorgeous and awe-inspiring tone of chocolate brown, bestowing a unique sense of individuality onto the watch. Secondly, the present example belongs to the last batch of the reference 145022-69 ST in which the caseback makes no reference to the moon landing. The present watch has the Hippocampus engraved on the case back which was later replaced by the engraved inscription "first watch worn on the moon" - known by collectors as “straight writing”. Thirdly, the present reference is also notable for being the first model fitted with the new dial type with painted OMEGA symbol in place of the former applied symbol.

  • Artist Biography

    Omega

    Swiss • 1848

    Omega's rich history begins with its founder, Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chaux de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed its name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph wristwatch to be chosen by NASA in 1965 — the first watch worn on the moon.

    Key models sought-after by collectors include their first, oversized water-resistant chronograph — the reference 2077, early Speedmaster models such as the CK 2915 and 2998, military-issued versions of the Seamaster and oversized chronometer models such as those fitted with their prestigious caliber 30T2Rg.

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Ref. 145022-69 ST
A fine and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “tropical” dial, tachymeter scale and bracelet

Circa 1969
42 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

Estimate
HK$64,000 - 96,000 
€7,100-10,600
$8,200-12,300

Sold for HK$112,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018