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Omega Speedmaster 1152- 3513.53 (Sold)


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About Details and then some
Manufacture Omega Speedmaster Date
Model reference 3513.53
Movement Automatic Valjoux 7750 based
Caliber 1152
Dial Black Guilloche
Case 39x42x14mm Steel
Lugs 18mm
Bracelet Leather 22cm
Crystal serial # Unknown Sapphire AR
Timegrapher Amp: 298 , Err 0.0 Accuracy:+6spd
Jewels 25
Serial # 55xxxx Production: 1997
Condition Excellent
Service Not required
Box & Papers No Box No Papers

The Speedmaster Date chronograph with caliber 1152 (or ETA/Valjoux 7750) is a Speedmaster measuring just 39mm - a crowd pleasing size. It is however not a Reduced model, the watch is in between the larger and the smaller models and was produced only for the Japanese market in 1996 with a limited run, so they are both uncommon and collectable. Originally this watch came on a leather strap but a bracelet can be easily fitted from other reduced models in the 3513 reference series.

Caliber 1152 inside is designed and constructed to be pure chronograph, and is therefore a fully dedicated movement, whereas a caliber like the 3220 consists of a time-only movement with an add-on movement for the chronograph functions - the Dubois-Dépraz 2020 chronograph module.

The colorful Reduced models are usually released in the Asian market – and so is this one. What happens if you add on a black guilloché dial bold Arabic numerals, tritium lumed hands and arabic numerals and a healthy dose of red? You get a "Tokyo drift" racing model that’s as polarizing as it is rare, without any concessions made to the movement. It’s a limited production model Speedmaster that is the total opposite of the moonwatch but with the ultimate workhorse movement as its crowning glory. Added bonus is that the tritium is aging gracefully and will add a nice "real" patina to the hands and minute markers. No faux colors here...

Still, color variations are to be found in the white dial version of this watch with reference 3513.33.00 as to this one's 3513.33.53.