A fine and attractive, limited edition chronograph wristwatch with “racing” dial, bracelet, warranty and box, made for the Japanese market

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 3570.40
    Case No: 77’128’329
    Model Name: Speedmaster “Racing Japan”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped “840”, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped “62”
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by undated Omega international warranty stamped with Japanese retailer X-Sell, instruction manual, leather card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming the present timepiece manufactured in 2004 and its subsequent date of sale on 6th August 2004 delivered to Japan.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Omega Speedmaster “Racing” models first appeared in the 1960’s and was launched in three series. Extremely sought after in the market today, early examples are highly desirable due to its sporty appeal through its dial and that they were scarcely produced.

    In 2004, Omega reintroduced the “Racing” dial and was made only for the Japanese market referenced 3750.40. With the design of the dial very similar to examples from the 1960’s, the new model featured a crayon grey dial with red, white and orange accents. Upgraded and an understated feature, the orange accents on the dial were applied with luminous material, and when one sheds UV light on the dial, the orange accents display a neon glow. Adapting essentially the same concept as the original models, the tri-colored dial provides an enhanced legibility for wearers. Contrasting beautifully against a crayon grey dial, the Speedmaster “Racing” Japan is without a doubt a wonderfully executed iteration of the much loved Speedmaster “Racing” model. It is believed that only 2,004 examples were produced.

    The present lot is a charming example of the ref. 3750.40 from circa 2004 presented in excellent overall condition. It is further accompanied by the original undated Omega international warranty card stamped with a Japanese retailer and its original fitted presentation box. Confirmed by Omega Extract from the Archives, the present example was manufactured in 2004 and its subsequent delivery to Japan on 6th August 2004.

  • Artist 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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Omega

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

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

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 78,000 
€5,700-9,300
$6,200-10,000

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