OMEGAMANIA
LOT 144
SO-CALLED “DARTH VADER”

Omega, “Seamaster”, No. 2574012, Ref. ST 145.0023. Made in 1970. Fine and very rare, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, stainless steel and PVD-coated football timer with round button chronograph, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, tachometer, and a stainless steel Omega “shark” bracelet ŕ petites mailles with “slip-in” clasp. This watch is sold with a box, Certificate of Authenticity, and a 2-year Omega guarantee. Property of an Italian Collector
C. Two-body, “Pilot-line”, massive, polished and brushed, inclined bezel coated in black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), integral crown and pusher guard, hooded lugs, screw-down back with Seamaster logo. D. Matte gray with painted lumionous baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds in gray with two red inner circles, the 12-hour and 30/45-minute registers – both in black and red, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, outermost inclined tachometer scale graduated to 500 UPH. Luminous white “baton” hands. M. Cal. 861, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometric index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 44.5 x 51 mm. Thickness 14.6 mm.
Estimate: 7,000 CHF - 9,000 CHF
Estimate: 4,400 EUR - 5,700 EUR
Estimate: 5,800 USD - 7,500 USD
Grading system

C 1 D 1-01 M 2 AAA
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This watch is called the “Darth Vader” by collectors due to its massive black case that resembles the helmet of Darth Vader. Similarly, the previous lot is called the “Anakin Skywalker” because its case is lighter in color and thus suggests the young Darth Vader, before he went over to the “dark side”. Cal. 861 was created 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:
14,160 CHF