REFERENCE 145.010 CHRONOSTOP A STAINLESS STEEL MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1968
REFERENCE 145.010 CHRONOSTOP
A STAINLESS STEEL MONOPUSHER CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1968
Caliber: cal. 865 mechanical, 17 jewels
Movement number: 25'842'262
Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back
Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with folding clasp
Size: 40 mm length x 35 mm width, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories:Omega presentation box
Case: The case is in overall good condition with superficial scratches throughout. Previous light polish in our view. Bracelet clasp with more visible surface scratches and stamped ref 1120/116, no. 27.
Dial: The dial is eye clean with some light dust. Previous relume in our view. Hands and indexes with some light scratches and oxidation.
Movement: Chronograph function operating. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
The Omega Chronostop was introduced in the mid-60s with the unusual feature of a sideways-oriented dial, designed to be worn by drivers on the inside of the wrist. It utilizes a 60-second chronograph mechanism operated by a single pusher, ideal for timing laps or quarter-mile times while keeping both hands on the steering wheel.
The mono-pusher stopwatch is started with the initial press of the pusher, then it is pressed and held to freeze the orange hand and read the seconds. When the pusher is released, the totalizer returns to zero.
The Chronostop was built with two separate movements, caliber 865 and 920. The former has no date, the latter does, and that is the only difference between the two. Both movements were made exclusively for the Chronostop and were not used in any other Omega watch.