Omega. A stainless steel automatic calendar divers bracelet watch  Seamaster 200 'Banana', Ref: 166.068, Circa 1970

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Lot 160
Omega. A stainless steel automatic calendar divers bracelet watch
Seamaster 200 'Banana', Ref: 166.068, Circa 1970

Sold for £ 2,375 (US$ 3,078) inc. premium
Omega. A stainless steel automatic calendar divers bracelet watch
Model: Seamaster 200 'Banana'
Reference: 166.068
Date: Circa 1970
Movement: 24-jewel Cal.565 pink gilt automatic, No.30764067
Dial: Two-tone grey and yellow, luminous baton hour markers, date aperture at 3, sword hands with luminous inserts, centre seconds
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back and crown, calibrated bi-directional red and black 60 minute bezel
Strap/Bracelet: Polished steel mesh link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed interlocking clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 41mm

Footnotes

  • The Seamaster ref.166.068 is definitely unique among Omega divers' watches. The 'banana' colour of the dial was designed to increase visibility in submerged conditions. It is thought that this reference may have been worn by French military divers and a significant number of these watches were irreversibly damaged because the divers did not screw in the crown properly, which then caused the watch to explode under pressure. The red and black bezel is also not common on Omega references.
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