We are in love with the Chronostop, Omega's "driving chronograph" from the late 1960s. 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.
Aesthetically the reference features a modern style, with a matte black dial, faceted matte chapter ring showing tachymeter scale and a white chapter ring showing divisions to one-fifth of a second, bright red centre chronograph seconds hand, and a large barrel-shaped brushed case. The white baton hands still retain their original tritium lume while the baguette hour markers have lost most of their lume plots. Overall the watch is in excellent, original condition, and simply demands attention from across the room.
The movement has been serviced and keeps excellent time. The chronograph function works as intended. I have left the case unpolished, and it retains its original brushed finish. The acrylic crystal has been replaced. The watch is pared with a red-brown strap that brings out the colour of this stunning watch.
Reference: 145.007 Movement: Type: Manual Wind, Caliber 865, 17 jewels Case: 41mm (not including crown and pusher) Stainless Steel case and back Bracelet: Red-brown calf leather strap