Stock No.

Exhibit No. 15

Collection No. 136

Year

1964

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 medium pushers. Caseback outer signed SPEEDMASTER, above seahorse logo, and Ω below, inside stamped S 105003-63. Omega-signed acrylic polyer Hesalite Glass

Dial

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

Condition

Presented in excellent pre-owned condition. The original, early and rare, pre-regulation, undesignated, tritium dial shows good colouring and patination. The lume itself has an even warm hue throughout, while the original handset has some minor flaking to it. The case has age-related wear and has been sympathetically polished, but retains thickness to the lugs, while the crown and pushers are also period-correct. The original dot over 90, diagonal 70, bezel insert is in very good condition especially for its age. Overall, this is a very good example of an early, first production, reference 105.003-63, with a very desirable and rare pre-regulation dial configuration, which was in use for less than 3 months.

Dimensions

38.2mm diameter (excluding crown), bracelet circumference approximately 190mm

Bracelet

Stainless steel no. 7912 flat-link bracelet with no.6 end links, and folding clasp signed STEELINOX, Ω OMEGA, SWISS MADE dated 2.64

Handset

Flat white baton hours and minutes with tritium luminescence, with drop counterweight chronograph seconds and long tritium pointer, sub-registers white baton

Accessories

Accompanied by an Omega presentation box in red with beige ribbed corduroy interior, with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the watch on August 11, 1964 and its subsequent delivery to Switzerland

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Steel support, black aluminium insert with silver script