Omega Geneve Chronostop 1968
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About this watch
A premium Omega Geneve Chronostop, which holds a unique and original place in the Omega line. With a grey dial, and a colourful orange second hand, which can be used as a stopwatch by pressing the single pusher, this watch is calibrated with the 12 ‘o’ clock position where you would usually find the 3 ‘o’ clock mark — an adaptation made for driving watches, allowing for an easier reading while driving. The Omega symbol can be found on the crown.
Reference number 145.010, and housed in a stainless steel case, it is powered by the high performing, high accuracy, 17 jewel calibre 865 manual movement (a simplified version of the calibre 861 used in Speedmasters at the time), which beats at 21,600 bph, and features Incabloc shock absorber.
This is a really excellent find, which comes been fully serviced and regulated.
A little history: Omega first launched the Chronostop in 1966, as part of the Seamaster collection, but transferred it to the Geneve collection in 1967. In 1967 the Chronostop won the Honor Prize for ‘Chronographs and Sport Watches’ in a Swiss Watchmaking Federation competition, along with first prize for Industrial Aesthetics at the Utrecht Spring Fair in 1968. It was also used in the 1967 Pan-American games, and then the 1968 Mexico Olympics.
Original, Stamped. Stainless Steel
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.