July 19, 08:01 PM GMT
15,000 - 20,000 USD
SPEEDMASTER REF 105.002-62 SC
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1963
Calibre: cal. 321 manual winding, 17 jewels
Movement number: 19'832'118
Case: stainless steel
Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with folding clasp
Dimensions: 38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture on May 17, 1963 and subsequent delivery to Aden and associated Omega presentation case
The elusive Speedmaster reference 105.002-62 was produced for slightly more than a year between 1962 and 1964, with serial numbers ranging from 19.583.xxx to 20.525.xxx. It is estimated that Omega produced between 2’200 and 2’600 examples over this short period. This new generation of references in fact replaced the outgoing 2998-62 and was no more than a name update to the transitional design which the late 2998-62 had introduced. Counter-intuitively, Omega kept on delivering the 2998-62 after the production of the 105.002-62 had started, as they most likely had some remaining cases in inventory. The new visual identity is in fact unchanged, as the reference 105.002-62 was produced with the same straight lug case as previously and fitted with the black dot over ninety ('DON') Base 500 tachymeter bezel. The black dial remains signed by Singer and is complemented by a set of luminous Alpha hands or baton hands on very rare 1964 models.
The present Speedmaster reference 105.002-62 was produced in May 1963. The case retains strong proportions with well-defined lug bevels and sharp edges. The homogeneously patinated stepped dial gathers all the correct attributes for this reference, namely a low SWISS MADE script at 6 o’clock, long secondary markers to the minutes register, the expected gap between the applied Omega logo and the Speedmaster signature among other details. The watch is furthermore fitted with the correct set of alpha hands, comprised of a 10mm-long hour hand with triangular luminous groove and a drop-style seconds hand. The inner caseback reassuringly bears the Huguenin Frères hallmark, the correct reference as well as the famously unjustified SC engraving, standing for Central Seconds. This surprising detail can only be observed in reference 105.002-62 and makes very little sense as the Speedmaster would indeed display the running seconds at 9 o’clock.
The present watch is an honest and sharply preserved example of a rare reference. It is offered with its original stainless-steel bracelet 7912/6.