Stock No.

Exhibit No.14

Collection No. 122

Brand

Omega

Year

1962

Movement

Calibre 321 manual winding, copper coloured, 17 jewels, 18,000 VpH, with column wheel chronograph function

Case Material

Stainless steel with symmetrical straight lugs, and Omega-signed crown with small pushers. Caseback outer signed SPEEDMASTER, above seahorse logo, and Ω  below, inside stamped 2998-61. Omega-signed, acrylic polymer Hesalite glass

Dial

Matte black, stepped, with applied Ω, and signed OMEGA, Speedmaster, PROFESSIONAL with tall radium hour markers, further marked SWISS MADE at the bottom

Condition

This watch is in excellent pre-owned condition, with beautiful patination to the original dial and hands; their radium matches, and has taken on a striking and beautiful deep pumpkin colour throughout. The bezel insert shows signs of age-consistent wear, but the diagonal 70 and dot over 90 are visible. The case also has age-related scratches, but retains strength and thickness, and the no. 7912 bracelet is in good condition. All in all, a very well presented example of a desirable reference.

Dimensions

38.2mm diameter (excluding crown and bezel), bracelet circumference approximately 180mm

Bracelet

Stainless steel no.7912 flat-link bracelet with no.6 end links, and folding clasp signed STEELINOX, Ω  OMEGA 7912, SWISS MADE dated 4.63

Handset

Steel alpha hours, radium triangular luminescence, and matching minutes, with dot counterweighted white chronograph ‘lollipop’ seconds, and white alpha sub-registers

Accessories

Accompanied by a red Omega presentation box with red velvet base, with Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the watch on December 6, 1962 and its subsequent delivery to Vietnam

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Steel support with black aluminium insert, silver script