Omega - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: ST 145.022-68
    Movement No: 27’323’763
    Model Name: Speedmaster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 861, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet endlinks stamped 516, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped "1039"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming its date of production on 19th March 1969 and its subsequent delivery to Hong Kong.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Considered by collectors as one of the rarest transitional references of the Speedmaster lineup, the ST 145.022-68 was produced only for one year from 1968 until early 1969. With its aesthetics very much like the ST 145.012, only certain features depict one from another. The -68 features the dot over 90 bezel with an applied logo on the dial with long hour markers.
    The present example carries all traits of a transitional Speedmaster ref. ST 145.022-68 and produced in circa 1969.

  • Artist Biography


    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. ST 145.022-68
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 1969
40mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$55,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$93,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019