Model: Chrono Quartz
Reference: ST 196.0052
Strap material: Stainless Steel
Omega Seamaster Montreal Albatros – 1976 Olympics , one of OMEGA’s most renowned and unusual timepieces and now highly collectable.
The watch was one of the first quartz watches produced by Omega to celebrate the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
Only 15,000 pieces were made from 1976 to 1978.
With its innovative 1611 calibre, only ever used in this watch- the first chronograph in the world to combine an analogue display for the time and a digital display for the chronograph, each working independently but running on the same 32khz quartz resonator.
This is a big watch. It weighs 152 grams, and the width is 51mm. Still very comfortable and sits on the wrist well – so you don’t need to be brave to wear it! The watch will fit up to a 7.75 inch wrist.
This example is in excellent condition. Any 45 year old watch of this size and heft will have the odd mark, but it’s still in great shape. The sapphire crystal is clean and the bracelet doesn’t have excessive play and is sharp too. Most importantly, all the pushers/functions work as they should. More importantly there is no bleeding in the LCD display so common on these models .
The design of the watch remains very distinctive from the case to the integral solid link bracelet (with its deployment clasp it . The case back has both the Seamaster hippocampus and the Olympic crest.
The chronograph module is controlled by three round pushers on the left side of the case and the analogue time and date are adjusted by the crown.
It also comes with a 1970s Omega box and importantly its original instruction manual and receipts for the recent battery change.
This watch is supplied with our 12 month warranty and certificate of authenticity.
We ship worldwide , please ask for a quote. We are also happy to consider a PX agains this watch.
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