While all of the Chronostop variants are obviously inspired by a racing aesthetic, with reference 145.010 Omega attempted to make a watch specifically for drivers. The idea was to have the dial rotated 90 degrees, so when the watch was worn on the underside of the wrist, one could more easily read the time with his or her hands on a steering wheel.
Like all Chronostops, the "Driver" features a simplified hand-wound chronograph movement. The 60-second only stopwatch works with a single pusher. You activate with one press, then press again to stop and hold to read the seconds hand. Releasing the pusher will reset to zero.
This particular example is in fantastic condition. The case has some expected wear (particularly on the case back) but presents nicely. The dial looks to be almost perfect, with its original tritium lume, though the hands have lost some of their original paint (and the seconds hand looks to have been touched up). The acrylic crystal is new. We have replaced the crown with a new, correct Omega replacement and inspected, regulated and tested the movement. It runs eagerly, keeps good time, and the chronograph works as intended. As always, you will receive our one year backed warranty with your purchase of the watch.
We have pared the watch with a Hirsch Rally strap that compliments its racing aesthetic. Overall, a highly attractive vintage Omega that is sure to be a conversation starter!
Reference: 145.010 Movement: Manual Wind, Omega Calibre 865, 17 jewels Case: 35mm (not including crown) Stainless Steel case and back Features: 60 second chronograph Strap: Hirsch Rally in gold brown