Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 212

Ref. ST 145.022 - 68, chronograph, minute and hour counters, black dial, calibre 861; “Speedmaster Professional” “Moonwatch”; stainless steel

HKD 68,000 - 100,000

EUR 7,700 - 11,300 / CHF 8,100 - 11,900 / USD 8,800 - 12,900

Sold: HKD 237,500

Stainless steel, manual-winding, vertical “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, movement protected inside a soft iron calotte (protective container) against magnetic fields, bezel with ”tropicalised” black insert, black colour dial with radial luminous indexes, subsidiary seconds at 9 and three 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
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
· Dragging 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Model “Speedmaster Professional” “Moonwatch”

Reference ST 145.022 - 68

Year Circa 1968

Movement No. 30 990 394

Bracelet steel Omega link bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 1039; dated 3 / 67; end-links 516)

Caliber 861 (based on Lémania, L’Orient-de-l’Orbe, Vallée de Joux)

Dimensions 47.7 x 42.1 mm. / Ø 39.7 mm. (bezel) / Length 175 mm. (approx.)

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Red service “patrimony” box, Certificate of Authenticity


The Certificate of Authenticity (No. 38 755), dated September 2, 2020, mentioned that this watch was delivered on October 26, 1970, in Switzerland; with the remarks:
“At the time of expertise we observed the presence of an original black stepped dial in very good condition with an applied OMEAG logo and tritium luminous makers. At some point, and during a service, the movement of the watch was exchanged to the present one, and the date mentioned above corresponds to the presently fitted one. The hands are authentic and were most probably fitted during the said service as was the authentic and nicely faded bezel. The case and caseback are original with the later featuring the acronym “HF” of the designated case manufacturer “Hueguenin Frères”. The condition of the watch at the moment of the authenticity research is consistent with OMEGA’s services policies.”