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PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Omega
SPEEDMASTER RACING DIAL, REFERENCE 145.012-67 SP STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH EXOTIC DIAL AND BRACELET MADE IN 1968
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 72,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Omega
SPEEDMASTER RACING DIAL, REFERENCE 145.012-67 SP STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH EXOTIC DIAL AND BRACELET MADE IN 1968
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 72,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Omega
SPEEDMASTER RACING DIAL, REFERENCE 145.012-67 SP STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH EXOTIC DIAL AND BRACELET MADE IN 1968
Dial: black, racing dial
Calibre: cal. 321 manual winding, 17 jewels
Movement number: 26'541'088
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back 
Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 42mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 190mm
Signed: case, dial and movement 
Accessories: Omega Extract of the Archives confirming subsequent delivery to the United Kingdom in 1968, service card from Swisstec with a two year warranty until 2021. 

 


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Catalogue Note

The enigmatic ‘racing dial’ Omegas have continues to beguile collectors due to the fact that there are so few recorded examples in circulation. General consensus between collectors is that these watches were rarely released for public consumption, and instead developed with a more specific purpose in mind.

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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