Omega Chronostop Blue Dial - Gear Patrol Exclusive
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Omega Chronostop Blue Dial - Gear Patrol Exclusive

Omega pulled back the curtain on the Chronostop in 1966, marketing the new, fresh style under their popular Seamaster line. Ultimately being transferred to the Geneve collection only a year later, the Chronostop was a more modern, sportier take on their more well known tool chronograph line.

Driven by the Lemania-produced calibre 865 manual-wound movement, the Chronostop introduced a press and release stop-second feature, engaged by the single pusher at 2 o'clock.  While various dial colors and configurations, more complications and different case designs rolled out in subsequent years, the original Chronostop was produced with four different color dials and a barrel-shaped stainless steel case, sun-brushed bezel and a polished and faceted conical case design.

This particular execution dates to approximately 1968 and features the caliber 920, the successor to the caliber 865 which offered the added function of a date window at 3 o'clock, a satin finished case, brilliant blue dial with minute circle and strokes to the fifth of a second, brilliant white hour and minute hands and a bright orange sweep hand - a truly stunning example of an unusual chronograph!

Details

Case is approximately 35mm (excluding crown).

Overall condition: Stainless case is in good condition over all, with some markings consistent age and wear. Original dial is in excellent condition, featuring a beautiful light patina. Original hands are in good condition and are also nicely patinated. Caseback shows some light signs of aging.

Includes a selection of straps from Crown & Buckle.

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