Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 154

Omega
Ref. 178.0002 / 378.0801, self-winding, chronograph, minute and hour counters, date; “Speedmaster Automatic Chronometer” “125”; stainless steel

HKD 15,600 - 20,700

CHF 1,800 - 2,400 / EUR 1,700 - 2,300 / USD 2,100 - 2,700

Sold: HKD 20,000

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, massive pilot’s wristwatch, water-resistant, screwed case-back, black bezel ring under the glass, black dial with radial luminous indexes, subsidiary seconds at 9 and five horological complications:
· 1/8 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated on the bezel for 500 units per hour
· Dragging 60-minute central counter
· 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock)
· Diurnal (day-time) and nocturnal (night-time) hours with a 24-hour (AM-PM) scale (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock)


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-01-05

Good

HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Model “Speedmaster Automatic Chronometer” “125”

Reference 178.0002 / 378.0801

Year circa 1972-1973

Movement No. 34 256 166

Case No. unnumbered

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel Omega link bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 1221/212)

Caliber 1040 (based on Lemania 1341)

Dimensions Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Height 51.5 mm.

Width 42.1 mm

Thickness 15.3 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

Omega, Reference 178.0002 / 378.0801
Made in a limited edition of 2 000 examples to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Louis Brandt / Omega in 1973.