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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 3570.40
    Movement No: 77'129'422
    Case No: 77'129'422
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional, “Japan Racing”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped “849”, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with an Omega Extract from the Archives confirming that the present timepiece was manufactured on 6th August 2004 and subsequently delivered to Japan.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Exclusively made for the Japanese market, the Omega Speedmaster ref. 3570.40.00 was launched in 2004 as a limited edition of 2004 pieces with a distinctive racing dial. At first glance, the present reference resembles its preceding examples from the late 1960s. With a pop of colour, this refreshing modern twist creates a sublime contrast to the originally grey-toned dial, forming its frame with crisp white, neon orange and crimson red accents that appeal to contemporary demand.

    Nicknamed the “Racing” dial, the minute track mirrors the checkered finishing lines often seen in circuits of motorsports competitions. With a well-balanced display of colours flanked together, it is no wonder the Omega Speedmaster “Racing” is so highly coveted, with the “Racing” Japan edition being perhaps the most attractive among its kind.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, the present example Omega Speedmaster Japan Racing from 2004, presented with an Extract from the Archives confirming its manufacture date and origins.

  • 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. 3570.40
A fine and attractive limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “racing” dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, made for the Japanese market

2004
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 
€6,500-10,400
$6,400-10,300

Sold for HK$151,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)