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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 101

Ref. ST 196.0052 / 396.0839, quartz, analogue and electronic LCD digital, date, multifunction; “Chrono-Quartz” “Montreal Olympic” “Seamaster”; stainless steel

CHF 1,500 - 3,000

EUR 1,350 - 2,700 / USD 1,600 - 3,200 / HKD 12,500 - 25,000

Stainless steel, quartz, oversized horizontal rectangular-shaped with rounded corners, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with case-back screwed by four screws (with Olympic Cross of Merit logo), analogue and electronic LCD anthracite dial with hour display on the right side and chronograph appertures on the left side, with multifunction, including:
· Date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock)
· 1/100 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces) on two LCD digital displays

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Model “Chrono-Quartz” “Seamaster”

Reference ST 196.0052 / 396.0839

Year circa 1976

Material  stainless steel

Bracelet integrated stainless steel Omega bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. ST 1277 212)

Caliber 1611, 32 KHz (high precision unit manufactured by SSIH), so-called “Albatros”

Dimensions Length 180 mm. (approx.)

Height 47 mm.

Width 46.1 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


Omega, Ref. ST 196.0052 / 396.0839

The “Seamaster” “Chrono-Quartz”, 32 KHz, was launched in 1976 at the Olympic Games of Montreal, Canada.

The “Chrono-Quartz” is regarded as the first hybrid electronic watch, having both an analogue display for the time functions and a double liquid crystal digital display (LCD) for the chronograph functions. The chronograph can measure to 1/100th of a second.

The Omega, Cal. 1611 (also termed “Albatros”)was created in 1975 and is the company’s first “hybrid”, or analogue-digital, movement.


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