Omega Speedmaster*** 105.012-66 CB B&P*** 1968
OMEGA Speedmaster 105.012-66, CB Case, Tahiti Box & papers, 1968
Serial: 24956658
Circa: 1968
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 1.68

CONDITION REPORT: Excellent condition overall, the dial is mint and the patina is stunning. The case is unpolished, retains its original DO90 bezel and the bracelet matches the condition of the case.

Notes: According to the Omega Museum, the present watch was manufactured September 25, 1967 and subsequently delivered to Tahiti. This original owner Speedmaster comes complete with its original box & papers. The French owner purchased the watch while working in Tahiti.

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.