Geneva, May 15, 2023

LOT 360


CHF 20,000 - 40,000

EUR 20,400 - 40,700 / USD 22,600 - 45,100 / HKD 178,000 - 354,000

Sold: CHF 31,250

A very fine, attractive, rare, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with orange hand

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Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Omega, Switzerland

Model Speedmaster "Ultraman"

Reference 145.012-67 SP

Year Sold to Ivory Coast in June 1968

Movement No. 26076808

Bracelet stainless steel Omega bracelet (1039/516) dated 67, approx. overall length 175 mm.

Diameter 42 mm.

Caliber 321, 17 jewels

Signature dial, case and movement signed

Accessories extract from the archives confirming the orange hand


Omega, Ref. ST 145.012, “Speedmaster Professional”, with orange chronograph hand, so-called “Ultraman”

Recognisable among all “Speedmasters” thanks to its orange chronograph hand, the “Speedmaster” reference 145.012 takes its name from the hero of the Japanese television series Ultraman, created by the Japanese director Eiji Tsuburaya (1901-1970) – co-creator of the original series Godzilla –, probably a watch collector himself because many of his creations featured a lot of interesting watches.

Indeed, during the episode “The Return of Ultraman” released in 1971, this model of “Speedmaster” had made its appearance in the series.

Similar to a traditional “Speedmaster”, however, this watch had an orange central hand, matching the outfits of the scientific team behind the hero Ultraman.

The reference 145.012 was manufactured in 1968 in approximately 3 000 pieces; the number of “Speedmaster” “Ultraman” remains unknown to this day, although very limited.Unconfirmed, it is said that less than 50 “Ultraman” watches are identified.

With the introduction of “Ultraman” “Speedy Tuesday” limited edition in the summer of 2018, interest in vintage “Ultraman” “Speedmasters” has increased considerably.

The model presented is preserved in a very good condition. Equipped with the famous confirming the presence of the orange chronograph hand.


Property of a British collector