Omega Seamaster Chronograph

176.001 1040


  • case reference 176.001
  • caliber 1040
  • hours, minutes, seconds
  • self-winding movement
  • quick-set calendar
  • Case diameter: 38 mm
  • stainless steel
  • circa 1969
  • original dial
  • original hands, including the uncommon "syringe" minute hand
  • case was restored to factory finish
  • $3450

This is the first generation of Omega's first chronograph with automatic winding. The production of this reference lasted less than one year, when it was replaced by the more common 176.007. What makes this a special example is the perfectly imperfect dial that has changed (some might call it tropical) from a metallic navy blue to the color you see, a nice even bronze color. First generation, amazing tropical dial and the excellent condition makes this a very desirable watch to the discerning collector.