Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 288

OMEGA, REF. ST 376.0822, SPEEDMASTER "HOLY GRAIL", STEEL

Rare stainless steel, self-winding chronograph wristwatch, black dial with day and date at 3, 24 hours indication at 12, tachometer scale. Made in 800 examples circa 1987.

Brand Omega

Model Speedmaster

Reference Ref. ST376.0822

Year Circa 1987

Bracelet stainless steel Omega bracelet ref 1450/809

Caliber 1045, no. 48233456

Dimensions 42 mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box and Extract from the Archives

CHF 14,000 - 18,000

USD 14,500 - 18,500 / HKD 110,000 - 145,000

Sold: CHF 20,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-02

Very good

HANDS Service hands


Notes

Nicknamed "The Holy Grail" by Chuck Maddox, the well-know collector. He was considered as one of the leading expert, he identified the watch as being the rarest of the 1045 Speedmasters and the only one in a Moonwatch case with an automatic movement, a day-date in a window aperture, and a 24-hour indicator. The rarity of this chronograph led him to call it "holy grail."
Omega Speedmaster reference ST376.0822 "Holy Grail" was launched in 1987 and produced in about 1000 examples. Only approximately 800 are in stainless steel; around 200 were made in steel and gold for the Italian market.
According to the Extract from the Archives, this chronograph has been produced on April 19th 1988 and was delivered to Switzerland.