A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “racing” dial and bracelet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 145.012-67 SP
    Movement No: 26’545’188
    Model Name: Speedmaster “Racing”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 321, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel folded Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 516, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped "7912"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    When one thinks of Omega, the Speedmaster immediately enters the mind with an image of a matte black dial featuring white graphics. However, with that said, there are several “special” dials produced and fitted in early Speedmaster examples such as the “Racing” dial. First witnessed in 1967-1968, the racing dials were rare and was seen in references 145.012-67 and 105.012. Fitted with an exotic multi-colored dial with the minute track designed with a resemblance to the “Racing flag”, the dial is immediately attractive and intriguing due to the differentiation between a normal Speedmaster and one fitted with a “racing” dial.

    The “Racing” dials were produced in three series from various periods. The earliest examples featured an applied logo on the dial with the absence of “Professional” and it also sports a “dot over 90” bezel insert. The second series featured “Professional” on the dial.

    The present belongs to the first series with the absence of “Professional” on the dial with lyra-style lugs and an applied logo on the dial.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 145.012-67 SP
A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “racing” dial and bracelet

歐米茄,古董超霸系列型號145.012-67 SP,罕有,精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備計時功能,1968年製

1968
40mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 320,000 
€18,300-36,700
$20,500-41,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019