1122. Omega An extremely rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with racing dial, bracelet and guarantee 歐米茄， 「Speedmaster」型號145022-69 ST，非常罕有及精細，精鋼鏈帶 腕錶，配計時功能及「Racing Dial」特殊錶盤，約1968年製。附保證書 Manufacturer Year
Omega Circa 1968
Reference No. 145.012-68SP Movement No. 26’076’720 Model Name Speedmaster, “Racing Professional” Material Stainless steel Calibre Manual, cal. 321, 17 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 516, max length 190mm Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp, Dimensions Signed
stamped 1039 & 4.69 41.5mm diameter Case, dial and movement signed
HKD 156,000-312,000 USD 20,000-40,000 Accessories With Omega International Guarantee dated February 14, 1970, red Omega wallet and product literature Literature To learn more about the Racing Dial Projects, please see Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié, Moonwatch Only: 60 Years of Omega Speedmaster, pp. 488-490
There are at least three diferent versions of the Racing model, which have the common features of a dial with bi-color minute markers on two levels, and chronograph hands of a specifc color. The present example belongs to the second version of the Racing model series. Dubbed as the “Racing Professional”, this version is defned by its Omega logo in white, the “Professional” designation under the Speedmaster name, and special stepped dial design. This confguration is seen on 105.012 and 145.012, such as the present example. The purpose of this special confguration could have been better legibility of the chronograph function in car racing situations. Thus far there has been no ofcial information about the status of these Racing models. However, interviews with collectors and Omega managers lend weight to the theory that these special dials and hands could have been developed for projects which never been ofcially gone through. For years, the Speedmaster has proven to be a big favorite among collectors, and this present example will sure please even the most discerning afcionados. Consigned by the original owner, the present lot is ofered in very good condition.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.