Lemania were one of the high-profile casualties of the 70’s quartz crisis but before there collapse as an independent they were one of the highest regarded chronograph movement manufacturers in the world, and their movements have been used by some of the highest quality watches available.The military chronographs are prized by many collectors and the movements are literally bullet proof.
This is a Lemania branded version of one of the rarest production Omega Chronographs of the 1960’s and 1970’s, it was produced for a very limited period of time in 1969 and remained in Omega collection for only around 18 months. Lemania made only a very few of their own branded versions of this iconic watch, utilizing the prototype dials that Omega never used.
The watch was produced by Lemania, who made many of Omegas Chronographs at the time, it is identical in every way to the Omega variant and had a radical new design, which was aimed at drivers and sportsman. Whilst cutting edge the watch (like the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona) wasn’t hugely popular when new, which makes them extremely rare and as such highly collectible now.
The watch ran a unique configuration of the Omega 860 calibre movement but with a date function which is identical to the Omega variant calibre 930.
This example came to us in truly barn find condition and really is something to behold. There were two dial options, blue and the much rare silver, this example has the much rarer silver configuration with original matching hands (as supplied when new)
The watch is presented on a gorgeous period Tropic band.
This is a remarkable, honest and very rare Chronograph of which only a very few are available worldwide and in my humble opinion is the best out there.
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