This watch is really something very special, it is one of the rarest Omega Divers watches ever made, produced in the same style and design as the landmark Omega Speedmaster 125. The watch was bought as new old stock, it is in remarkable and untouched condition, it genuinely is stunning. It has a huge wrist presence, wearing very similar to the Speedmaster 125.
Although the watch is only 60M divers rated it is easily the equal of the SM120 and the PloProf in terms of build quality, even having a screw down crown. The watch was bought as dead stock from an Italian dealer, it has been fully serviced and overhauled to ensure it is functioning today as well is it was when it was new. There are a few light surface marks on the watch but nothing that detracts. This really is a one off opportunity, in the last three years we have seen less than five examples of this remarkable watch for sale.
The Omega F300 is one of Omega most important watches of the 1970’s, it was the first electronic chronometer watch produced in the world and a remarkable leap forward in watch making technology. Not to be confused with a quartz watch this watch is a mechanical watch but instead of having a balance wheel has a tuning fork mechanism which is powered by a battery.
The F300 was Omegas flagship watch of the day and as such has all of the technology and build quality in a watch that cost the equivalent of 6 months’ wages at the time. It truly is a work of art and as well made if not better than virtually all other watches of the time. When new this watch was virtually double the price of the now famous Ploprof and considerably more expensive than the equivalent Rolex submariner.