OMEGAMANIA
LOT 143
SO-CALLED “ANAKIN SKYWALKER”

Omega, “Seamaster”, No. 32201912, Ref. ST 145.0023. Sold on December 23, 1971. Fine and very rare, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, tungsten-bombarded “1200 Vickers” stainless steel diver`s wristwatch with round button chronograph, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Omega bracelet with deployant clasp. This watch is sold with a box, Certificate of Authenticity, and a 2-year Omega guarantee.
C. Two-body, “Pilot-line”, massive, polished, inclined tungsten bezel, integral crown and pusher guard, hooded lugs, screw-down back with Seamaster logo. D. Black with applied luminous steel baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds in black, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers in red, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions on a blue reserve, outermost white inclined tachometer scale graduated to 500 UPH. Luminous black and white “baton” hands, orange chronograph hands. M. Cal. 861, coppercolored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, selfcompensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 44.5 x 51 mm. Thickness 14.6 mm.
Estimate: 3,000 CHF - 4,000 CHF
Estimate: 2,000 EUR - 2,500 EUR
Estimate: 2,500 USD - 3,300 USD
Grading system

C 3-55 D 2-01 M 2 AA
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Ref. ST 145.0023 was launched in 1970. One of two watches in the durable metal collection, this watch has had its bezel bombarded with a coating of tungsten, which is a hard, scratch-resistant metal. The movement in these watches is “suspended” in a separate container within the case between two o-rings, to afford maximum shock protection. This reference is called the “Anakin Skywalker” by collectors. For a further note, see the next lot. Cal. 861 was create in 1968. It was formerly called “27 CHRO C12” and used on second generation “moon watches”.
OMEGAMANIA
15-04-2007
Sold including buyer's premium:
7,316 CHF