Stock No.

Exhibit No.19

Collection No.109

Brand

Omega

Year

1968

Movement

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

Case Material

Stainless steel with asymmetrical lugs and Omega-signed crown with wide and tall pushers. Caseback, outer signed SPEEDMASTER, above seahorse logo, and Ω below, inside stamped HF (Huguenin Frères) and 145012-68 SP. Omega-signed, acrylic polymer Hesalite glass

Dial

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

Condition

Presented in excellent, used condition with an attractive warm patina to the original dial and handset, with matching and pleasing tritium lume colouration to the hour indices and hands. The dot over 90, diagonal 70, bezel insert is also in very fine condition, while the later ref. 1175 bracelet is tight, but shows signs of daily wear. Overall, a good very attractive-looking example of this classic reference.

Dimensions

42mm diameter (excluding crown), bracelet circumference approximately 200mm

Bracelet

Type 6 stainless steel, no.640 end links, with grooved folding clasp signed Ω Omega (no date)

Handset

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

Accessories

Accompanied by a red Omega presentation box with red suede interior, with Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the watch on November 1, 1968 and its subsequent delivery to Switzerland

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Steel support with black aluminium insert, silver script