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Geneva, Oct 14, 2007

LOT 450

?Speedy 125, Tachometer? Omega ?Speedmaster 125?, Automatic Chronometer, Ref. ST 178.0002 / 378.0801. Made in a limited edition of 2000 examples to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Louis Brandt/Omega in 1973. Fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant, tonneau-shaped, stainless steel wristwatch with date, round button chronograph, 12-hour register, central minute counter, tachometer, 24-hour night/day indication, and a stainless steel articulated Omega bracelet with deployant clasp. To be sold without reserve

CHF 4,000 - 5,000

EUR 2,500 - 3,000 / USD 3,300 - 4,200

Sold: CHF 6,726

C. Two-body, massive, polished and brushed, screw-down case back with embossed Speedmaster logo, outermost tachometer scale graduated to 500UPH reverse-painted on the sapphire crystal, hooded lugs. D. Matte black with luminous indexes, inner Arabic five minute numerals, outer minute/fifth second scale, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 12-hour register, the 24 hours with night/day indication by means of an arrow on a revolving disc, 60-minute register by means of a white central ?jet? hand, aperture for the date. Luminous white ?baton? hands. M. Cal. 1041, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, selfcompensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 42 x 52 mm. Approx. overall length : 185 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


This watch was overhauled by Omega in 2007.

Ref. ST 178.0002 / 378.0801 launched in 1973 and produced in a limited edition of 2000 examples, is called the ?Speedy 125? by collectors. It was the first automatic chronograph wristwatch to receive chronometer certification. For further information on this reference, see: Antiquorum, Geneva, ?Omegamania?, April 15, 2007, lot 217. Omega