View 1 of Lot 16. OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 145.022-69 'TROPICAL',  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1970.
View 1 of Lot 16. OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 145.022-69 'TROPICAL',  A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1970.
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OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 145.022-69 'TROPICAL', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1970

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 145.022-69 'TROPICAL', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1970

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 145.022-69 'TROPICAL', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1970

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

12,500

USD

OMEGA

SPEEDMASTER REF 145.022-69 'TROPICAL'

A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1970


Dial: black 'tropical'

Caliber: cal. 861 manual winding movement, 17 jewels

Movement number: 29'609'014

Case: stainless steel 

Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with folding clasp, stamped 32 and 1171/1, endlinks stamped 633

Dimensions: 42 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 210 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Accompanied by an Omega presentation box and an Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture on June 12, 1970 and subsequent delivery to Italy. 

The present reference 145.022-69 features a stepped dial, that has aged gracefully. Today, in the collector community, these so-called 'aged' dials are referred to as 'tropical'. Some dials that were made throughout the 1950s and 1960s were outsourced to the sub-contractor Singer - known for producing dials for a number of Switzerland's most prestigious brands. These dials usually become more discolored over time, and are highly sought after today.