Omega Speedmaster*** 105.012-66 CB*** 1967
OMEGA Speedmaster 105.012-66, CB Case, USA, 1967
Serial: 24954252
Circa: 1967
Reference No.: 105.012-66

CASE: 42mm, stainless steel, steel with black tachymeter bezel
‘CB’ case has atypical flat lyre lugs.

DIAL: Black matte dial with applied logo, tritium hour markers

MOVEMENT: Calibre 321, hand-wound column wheel chronograph, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Leather strap

CONDITION REPORT: Excellent condition overall, the dial is mint and the patina is stunning. The case is excellent with a sharp edge on the inner lug (CB), retains its original DO90 bezel.

Notes: According to the Omega Museum, this watch was manufactured in 1967 and subsequently delivered to USA. This matches the US import code OXG on the movement.

This Speedmaster known as the ‘CB Case’ is rare because nearly all Cal. 321 Speedmaster cases were manufactured by the Omega case-maker, Huguenin Freres & Co, in Le Locle, Switzerland and thus signed "HF" inside the case-back. Only in 1966 with the reference 105.012 did Omega use an additional case-maker, and signed "CB" in the case-back. These cases were only manufactured during a very short period of time and are extremely rare. This case has a particularity known as ‘flat lugs’. The lyre lugs on these cases had a flat edge at the top, making them easily recognizable compared to other lyre lug cases.