Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Tropical Dial and Box
Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Tropical Dial and Box

SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, PROFESSIONAL, MOVEMENT NO. 29’604’629, CASE REF. 145.022-69 ST, MANUFACTURED IN 1970

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Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Tropical Dial and Box
Signed Omega, Speedmaster, Professional, Movement no. 29’604’629, Case Ref. 145.022-69 ST, Manufactured in 1970
Cal. 861 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, metal dust cap, chocolate tropical dial, luminous baton numerals, outer fifths of a second divisions, luminous baton hands, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, crystal etched with OMEGA symbol, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black bezel with tachymeter scale calibrated to a maximum of 500 units, fluted lugs, screw back with engraved seahorse logo, SPEEDMASTER and O inscription, OMEGA crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel OMEGA buckle, case, dial and movement signed

42mm diam.
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Please note the present watch is not accompanied by an OMEGA International Guarantee.

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Accompanied by an OMEGA Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on 5 June 1970 and its subsequent delivery to Spain. Further accompanied by an OMEGA International Guarantee dated July 10th 1970, and a rare OMEGA crater box.

The reference 145.022-69 was in production from 1970 to 1973. The present watch features a chocolate or "tropical" dial that has been made possible by its aging. Not born with this exceptional dial intensity, the watch shows great charisma. Collectors have noted that a small number of reference 145.022-69 watches have had their dials change to a "tropical" brown and have posited that it may have been due to the sensitivity of the paint used on a particular run of dials.

The Speedmaster ST 145.022 is illustrated and described in OMEGA, A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, 2007, p. 604.

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