About this watch
This Omega Geneve Chronostop, manufactured in 1969 is an icon of cool vintage. The blue dial with the silver toned baton markers make a subtle background statement to contrast the red coloured Omega logo and chronostop hand. The outlined date window is positioned at the 3 o’clock position and the fifth-of-a-second timing divisons around the circumference of the dial visually.
The 35mm stainless steel case, reference number 145.009, houses the manual wound 17 jewels calibre 920 movement with its mono-metallic balance and a beat rate of 21,600 bph (6 beats per second). It is protected by the integrated Incabloc shock protection system. Omega steel mesh size is 8 inches. The movement has been fully serviced and regulated. The case and crown are signed. The watch comes with its original guarantee and box.
A little history:
The number of times a balance wheel rotates in a single hour is known as the ‘beats per hour’. A vibration is the rotation in one direction. When wristwatches first began to appear at the beginning of the twentieth century, they were converted pocket watches generally made from smaller size movements which ran at 18,000 bph such as those used in ladies’ pendant watches.
In the same year:
Decimal coins – new money – first appears in shops in Britain to prepare the population for the planned replacement of the pounds, shillings and pence system. Hungary wins the gold medal for football in the Mexico Olympics. Rudi Dutschke, an icon of Germany’s 1968 student protest movement, survives an attempt on his life.
Original, Stamped. Stainless Steel
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.