The Chronostop, Omega's "driving chronograph" from the late 1960s, is one of the more unique models the Swiss brand has sold. Featuring the caliber 865, a simplified hand-wound chronograph movement, the Chronostop is a 60 seconds stopwatch only. The single pusher works the start-stop-reset function. You activate with one press, then press again to stop and hold to read the seconds hand. Releasing the pusher will reset to zero.
If you have ever wanted to pick up a vintage Omega chronograph in such fantastic condition it could have been displayed in a 1960s boutique, we have the perfect watch for you today!
This is a “jumbo” variant of the Chronostop line, cased in a 41mm solid stainless case that gives the watch a generous, modern profile on the wrist. We have restored this one to an impeccable condition, refinishing the case to its original thickness, with sharp edges and prominent sunburst finish on top. Both crowns, the pusher, as well as the crystal have been replaced with factory originals.
There were a few different versions of the inner rotating bezel Chronostops, but this one, showing a Pilot’s 1/12 - 13/24 scale (useful for reading two time zones simultaneously, and nicknamed affectionately by collectors as the “roulette wheel”) is easily the hardest to find of the bunch. While the matte black dial is brilliantly simple and elegant, the splashes of red and blue on the bezel combined with the orange chronograph seconds and clean white/black hands add a colourful flourish that is irresistible.
We have paired the watch with a beige Hirsch nubuck strap that accentuates its bold and vibrant styling.
Reference: 145.008 Movement: Type: Manual Wind, Caliber 865, 17 jewels We have fully serviced the movement and it keeps excellent time. The chronograph function starts, stops and resets as it should. One year mechanical warranty included. Case: 41mm (not including crowns and pusher) Stainless Steel case and back Bracelet: Hirsch Osiris Nubuck strap in beige Overall Condition: Case refinished to near-mint condition, and aside from a few scratches on the back looks almost new, with sharp edges, prominent chamfers, and sunburst finish. Both crowns, the pusher, and the crystal replaced with factory originals. Dial is almost flawless (minor scratch on 11 o'clock indicator, some wear on edge around tachymeter), original tritium plots. Service hands are mint, inner rotating bezel is perfect, bright and colourful. Overall in stunning condition.