The Seamaster Chronostop was initially released around 1968 ,in time for the Mexico Olympics ,firstly in the smaller case size of 34m and aimed at a younger audience offering a cheaper simple chronograph function at a lower price point than the famous Speedmaster .
Later the reference 145.008 was released around 1969 sporting a much more substantial 41mm stainless steel case and inner rotating bezel ,of the three variants of this model the Pilot line ,as featured here was the first. with its 12/24 hour inner rotating bezel it offered a clear accurate way of recording two time zones ,likewise the charcoal pie pan dial was very clear and legible .
The Cal 865 movement is a simplified but highly accurate version of the famous cal 861 movement found in the more expensive Speedmaster chronographs
The example we have here is completely original including the omega symbol on the crystal, The dial is flawless and the tritium has aged nicely ,The stainless steel case still retains the original finish and is in remarkable condition .
Fitted to a simple sports leather strap this great piece is in stock and ready for worldwide shipping
Our stock number 1066