Collection Archive

321 Racing NO-Pro

An extremely rare example of the Racing NO-Professional Speedmaster, one that fully encompasses the Racing essence of this model.

Interesting to note how this dial uses the same clichè for the “Omega Speedmaster” text as on the very early 2915 models from 10 years prior - with oval O typography - and now combined with a checkered minute track, red accents on the indices & white ones on the Chronograph parts.

One interesting and open ended question about this dials is the presence (or lack of) luminous material on the indices. We have found a mixture of cases, from full lume to no lume and in this case, missing lume on the 3-6-9-12 cardinal indices.

One thing is for sure, these watches were commercialized and distributed by Omega in very small and limited quantities, almost as a test for future, more consolidated designs.

Observed on the reference 145.012-67 cal. 321, almost all known examples were delivered in Switzerland between August and October 1968.

I have been able to find 3 examples in the serial batch, including one at Phillips 'Start, Stop, Reset' auction, the record holding Antiquorum example that sold for €195k and this example I show you today.
In addition, 2 very particular examples delivered and double signed Meister, Zurich retailer are both in the 26.543 serial batch whereas the rest of known racings can be found in the 26.545 serial batch.

As of today, a total of approximately 15 examples of the Racing NO-PRO Dial Speedmaster are known world wide. Definitely a much rare watch than people understand it to be.