13th Nov, 2021 9:30 GMT/BST
An Extremely Fine and Rare First Generation Exotic Red Racing Speedmaster Professional Chronograph Wristwatch, signed Omega, model: First Generation Professional Speedmaster Red Racing, ref: 145012, made in 1967 and sold with Original Guarantee Booklet dated 18/8/1970, (calibre 321) mechanical lever movement signed Omega Watch Co and numbered 26541091, column wheel chronograph movement, dust cover cap, exotic racing black dial with painted Omega logo in white, outer five minute red and luminous hour baton markers, outer fifth of seconds track, three dials for seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, seconds, minute and hour red hands, buttons in the band to operate chronograph, tachymeter 500 scale bezel, screw back with seahorse logo and stamped inside with maker's mark Omega Watch Co and case makers initials HF for Huguenin Freres, reference number 145012-67 SP, Omega stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp stamped 1039 and 1/72, end links numbered 516, 42mm wide, with Omega boxes, original guarantee booklet marked purchased at Bagshaws of Liverpool on 18/8/70
This watch has been in the same family since its purchase from Bagshaws of Liverpool on 18th August 1970.
This very rare exotic 'Racing' dial was produced in 1967 to 1968 with the reference number 145.012-67 SP such as the present lot. There were two generations of the Racing dial Speedmaster with three executions in total. All the watches had characterised features displaying the black dials, bi-colour makers and specific coloured hands. The first generation came in two executions, the first being the "Pre-Professional" dial with applied Omega logo and Swiss Made and the second execution such as the present lot came with the Professional and Omega logo painted in white and the dial marked T Swiss Made T below 6. The first generation watches were powered by the highly rated manual wound movement calibre 321. To our understanding there have been only around 12 first generation examples known to the market with around 6 being Omega Professional second execution variant as the present lot.
Sold for £85,000
Estimated at £40,000 - £60,000
Case and bracelet with surface scratches, case sides and lugs with minor dents to edges in parts, bezel edge with small dents, bezel tachymeter scale with minor scratches in parts, four bracelet links next to the clasp have been later replaced and the clasp date number is 1/72 and this replaced in the early 1970's due to damage, original dial finish is in good condition, luminous in the hands is discoloured, hand setting correctly, winding smoothly, chronograph is working correctly, movement is clean, movement in going order.
Auction: Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver, 13th Nov, 2021
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