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Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet
Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet

SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. 105.002-62 ST, MOVEMENT NO. 19'833'974, MANUFACTURED IN 1964

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Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet
Signed Omega, Speedmaster, Ref. 105.002-62 ST, Movement No. 19'833'974, Manufactured in 1964
Movement: Manual, Cal. 321, 17 jewels
Dial: Black, luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, three subsidiary dials
Case: Stainless steel, black bezel, metal dust cap, screw back, 39mm diam.
Bracelet/Clasp: OMEGA stainless steel bracelet and deployant clasp, overall approximate length 8 inches
Accompanied By: An OMEGA Extract from the Archives confirming delivery of the present watch on February 7, 1964, to Germany

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The present model is exceedingly rare as it was produced for a very short amount of time. For only two years, between 1962 and 1964, approximately 2,200 to 2,600 examples were produced. Some examples were fitted with 'alpha' hands, such as the present lot. Some later versions of this reference featured the first use of baton hands, which continue to be used through the present day.

In 1962, a new reference system was adopted by OMEGA called Mapics. It was designed to classify watches groups. Each number in the reference would correspond to a feature so distinguishing the type of watch was made easier. For example, the first number corresponds to the type of watch such as a man’s watch or a woman’s watch. The second number would refer to the type of movement such as manually wound or self-winding. This would be continued to classify all the numbers in the reference for that watch, allowing those who are able to decode Mapics to know all its features. The reference ST 105.002 was the first to use the 1962 newly introduced coding system and therefore the present watch shares a unique part of OMEGA’s company history.

The present watch is illustrated and described in OMEGA, A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, 2007, p. 598.

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