CASE NUMBER: 34258930
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 40 mm in diameter
DIAL: Original sunburst blue dial with applied hour markers and a white hour recorder subdial
BRACELET MATERIAL: Original Omega 1162 bracelet with 172 end links in stainless
BRACELET SIZE: 6-3/4 to 7-3/4 inches
FUNCTIONS: Time, date, AM/PM indicator and chronograph
CALIBER: Omega 1040
After the Speedmaster came to great prominence as the Moon Watch, Omega spent the 1970s trying to do one better. The Mark III, introduced in 1972, traded the manual wind movement for The Lemania-sourced 1341, renamed the 1040 at Omega. They were the first automatic chronographs from Lemania and they offer a centralized minute counter with a funky airplane-shaped tip on the counter hand. The case was made new for the 70s too. Gone was the vintage twisted lug and in its place was an impressive volcano-shaped case that would define Omega's Pilot Line. The present example has the blue dial, which is the most sought after by collectors, as well as the original bracelet.
PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN GENTLEMAN
The case is in good condition, with some signs of polishing , but some of the original brushing visible. The dial is near-mint with nice bright colors and creamy lume. The watch is running at the time of cataloging . Overall, the present example is in very good condition.
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