Lot No. 249 (94th Auction)
Omega "Automatic Seamaster", Movement No. 36260221, Ref. 176.007, Cal. 1040, 38 x 43 mm, circa 1973

An as new automatic 1970's vintage chronograph with central 60 min. counter with orange-coloured tip and cult caliber 1040 "new old stock"
Case: steel, screw back, with original protective laquering. Dial: radial satined silvered, 12h counter, auxiliary seconds, 24h indicator, date. Movm.: rotorwind movement.

This chronograph has achieved cult status not just with the gorgeous combination of a satin-finished blue dial with a blue tachymetre scale and the curved brushed steel case but also with its automatic movement featuring Omega’s "cult" calibre 1040.
It is a modified Lemania calibre 1340 and important for a number of reasons. The calibre was first introduced in 1970 as the first automatic chronograph movement with 28,800 oscillations per hour. It also permitted the use of a central minute chronograph hand which sits below the orange-coloured seconds counter; its striking form reminds the viewer of an aeroplane. The Seamaster Chronograph was launched in 1971 and remained on the market until 1974. It is considered a highly desirable collector’s piece amongst the lovers of vintage Omega watches.
Estimate  2,800 - 4,000 €

Price Realised  3,400 €
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