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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, November 11, 2018

LOT 151

OMEGA, REF. 105.012-66 CB, SPEEDMASTER

A fine and rare, manual wind chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Omega

Model Speedmaster

Reference Ref. 105.012-66 CB

Year Sold to Switzerland in 1967

Numbers Movement N. 24355925

Caliber 321

Bracelet Stainless steel Omega bracelet Ref. 1039 dated 67, approx. overall length 170 mm.

Dimensions 42 mm.

Signed Dial, Case and Movement.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 20,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

This Speedmaster known as the 'CB Case' is rare because nearly all Cal. 321 Speedmaster cases were manufactured by the Omega case-maker, Huguenin Freres & Co, in Le Locle, Switzerland and thus signed "HF" inside the case-back. Only in 1966 with the reference 105.012 did Omega use an additional case-maker, and signed "CB" in the case-back. These cases were only manufactured during a very short period of time and are extremely rare. This case has a particularity known as 'flat lugs'. The lyre lugs on these cases have flat edges at the top, making them easily recognizable compared to other lyre lug cases.