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There are 3 versions of the racing model, but which commonly feature two colours on the dial: red and black. The first example, the ‘pre-professional’ model has an applied metal Omega logo , red and white hour markers, red hands, white chronograph hand and the ‘checker-board’ scale around the outside. The second example, as per this lot, features the same distinctive hour markers, scale and hands but also a white painted Omega logo and ‘professional’ printed clearly under the Speedmaster script. The subsidiary dials are noticeably smaller. The third example with similarly painted text, features a grey dial with orange accents and logo.
This watch is not only rare for the reasons stated above but also because the watch remains in superb condition, having been carefully looked after from the same owner throughout the decades. However, what is even more captivating about this watch is that it has been confirmed by the manufacturer as one of the very few to have been delivered directly to the UK. It is thought that the majority of these models were delivered to Switzerland and Japan, making this present lot an extremely exciting find.
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