Lemania Diver Chrono*** 9802 Blue Dial*** 1970's
LEMANIA Large Diver Central Minutes Chronograph Cal 1341, 1970’s
Serial: 351XXXX
Circa: 1970’s
Reference No.: 9802

DIAL: Blue dial with applied hour markers, tritium plots, two subcounters in grey and a date window at 3 o’clock. Cenral minutes chronograph hand (airplane) and central chronograph seconds both in black/yellow color. Baton hour/minutes hands. Rotating diver inner bezel in white color.

CASE: 43mm, screw down caseback, mineral crystal, additional crown at 10 o’clock to rotate diver 60-minute bezel

MOVEMENT: Calibre 1341, automatic chronograph movement, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Stainless Steel

CONDITION REPORT: The dial and hands are original and in excellent condition. The case is in good condition as well as the bracelet. The movement was fully overhauled in 2015 and is running perfectly.

NOTES: The Lemania 1340/1341 Caliber is an icon among collectors. This automatic central minutes chronograph from the early 70’s was a symbol of reliability and technical advancement among automatic chronographs at the time. While the Lemania 1340 was also used by fellow SSIH (forerunner of the Swatch Group) brand, Tissot, Omega made it their own 1040 calibre by adding a 24-hour indicator inside the running seconds subdial and increasing the jewel count from 17 to 22. Omega used this movement in several watches, including the Mark IV Speedmaster and the famous Seamaster 120, aka the “Big Blue” dive chronograph. Omega also modified the calibre 1040 to use in the 1973 Speedmaster 125, which made it the world’s first chronometer-certified chronograph.
Later, after Lemania passed from the hands of SSIH to Heuer, and finally to Breguet, a version of the 1340 was used in the well known Breguet Type XXI chronograph.
Source: Hodinkee