Omega Speedmaster*** 105.012-66 CB*** 1967
OMEGA Speedmaster 105.012-66, CB Case, USA 1967
Serial: 24950455
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: Omega 1039/516 Bracelet, dated 2.67

CONDITION REPORT: Excellent condition overall, the dial and hands retain their original tritium with cream patina. The case is intact with visible edge on the inner lug (feature of the CB cases), retains its original DO90 bezel and the bracelet matches the condition of the case. The caseback appears to be worn and lightly polished.

Notes: According to the Omega Museum archives extract, this watch was manufactured on June, 1967 and subsequently delivered to USA. This matches the OXG (US import code) found 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.