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One of the rarest watches Omega produced in the 1960s the ‘Golden’ Seamaster Day-Date, reference 168.023. Powered by a calibre 751 certified chronometer movement,

Since 2002, only 8 of these rare beauties are known to have emerged.

Chronometer Seamasters are rarer than their big brother Constellations because they were produced in significantly fewer numbers. (
It is recorded that less than 1000 were produced).


They are perhaps the most collectible of all chronometers produced in the 1960s

WatchTime journalist, Michael Mehltretter,writing in 2002, revealed that despite comprehensive research, the golden chronometer Seamaster, ref BA 168 023, did not surface at all during the preceding ten years.
He says that the “Seamaster Chronometer Day-Date is an absolute rarity”, and writes, “It was absent from the literature available from Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Antiquorum, and the German auction houses, Dr. Crott and Henry’s said, It had also not turned up in any of the better-known collectors haunts.

THE CASE: 18ct Gold,
The means of fashioning the case is a rarity as well and is one of the few case styles Omega ever produced that had case body and lugs fashioned from a single ingot of 18k gold.

HISTORY: It was
Purchased at American Swiss Watches in Cape Town South Africa in 1968 & has been stored & not used for that past 20 years, it is a 1 owner watch & I had it serviced 8 weeks ago & it runs like new.

The original strap wore out years ago but I know Omega have great Leather straps to replace it if you choose to. Mechanically excellent condition & in Good physical condition for a 46 year old watch but it is not new, there is a human hair sized mark on the dial at the 5 on the dial (as per photo's.)

US $13,995 - EU$ 10,687

Method of payment: Direct Bank Transfere.

Method of Shipping to be arranged at time of sale & the buyer will be responsible for the costs of shipping.

The watch is in Auckland New Zealand.
 

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