OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER 125, REFERENCE ST 378.0801, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, 24 HOURS INDICATION AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1973
Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD
Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD
SPEEDMASTER 125, REFERENCE ST 378.0801
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, 24 HOURS INDICATION AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1973
Calibre: cal. 1041 automatic, 22 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 178.0002
Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 42 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 160 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case and bracelet with minor signs of surface wear throughout, hardly visible with the naked eyes. A tiny ding at the edge of the band at 10 o'clock. Otherwise it is in very good condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands 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."
Introduced in 1973, the Speedmaster 125 features an intriguing double-case design for enhanced protection and easier servicing. An important piece of Omega's chronograph history, another example of this model was worn on the wrist of Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov, who in 1978 spent 145 days in space.