Omega Speedmaster 'Japan Racing'

Regular price
$20,000
Regular price
Sale price
$20,000
REF 3570.40
Manual
42 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06330
ref 3570.40
case size 42 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes multi-link stainless steel bracelet (1998/849) with signed push-button deployant clasp. Also includes: inner and outer boxes, books, serialized hangtag, factory caseback sticker, and service papers from Swatch Group Milano dated 1/28/2019.
REF 3570.40
Manual
42 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06330
ref 3570.40
case size 42 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Exotic
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes multi-link stainless steel bracelet (1998/849) with signed push-button deployant clasp. Also includes: inner and outer boxes, books, serialized hangtag, factory caseback sticker, and service papers from Swatch Group Milano dated 1/28/2019.

Why We Love it

There is seemingly no end to the amount of limited-edition Speedmasters that Omega can come up with — but to paraphrase George Orwell, “All Speedmasters are equal, but some Speedmasters are more equal than others.” Enter the Japan Racing Dial.

The Speedmaster has long enjoyed popularity in Japan, and as such, Omega frequently rewards the Japanese market with some seriously cool and special limited editions. In 2004, they dropped this beauty: Limited to 2004 pieces — and only available in Japan — it's not a reissue, but rather a reinterpretation of the “racing” dials with which Omega outfitted the Speedmaster back in the late 60s and early 1970s. After all, the Speedmaster was designed to be a racing watch — not the accidental “Moonwatch” that launched it to infinity and beyond. 

This particular Japan Racing Dial features a 42mm stainless steel, twisted-lug case, barrel pushers, a Hesalite crystal, a signed crown, a black aluminum tachymeter bezel, and a matte grey, exotic Luminova dial with a matching handset and orange, red and white accents. Powered by the hand-wound Omega Calibre 861 movement, it comes fitted to a stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed push-button deployant clasp and ships with much of its ephemera.

The 'Japan Racing Dial' was met with great applause and prices have been climbing for years now. So while the best time to pick one up is always yesterday, grabbing one today — especially in near stock condition — is just as good!

Overall Condition

The case is in outstanding condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte grey 'exotic' dial is in flawless, as-new condition with Luminova indices and matching handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
The story of Omega is one that captivates generations of horological devotees. The second-largest watchmaker in the world in terms of annual turnover, the Bienne-based firm has been continuously producing watches since 1848, which it does today under the auspices of the Swatch Group.

Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.

Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.

During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.

1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.

Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Make it yours will fit standard 20mm watches

Ralstra® Desk Diver Strap - Nero Black
Ralstra® Desk Diver Strap - Nero Black
Regular price
$149
Regular price
Sale price
$149
Buckland Brown Cervo Strap
Buckland Brown Cervo Strap
Regular price
$79
Regular price
Sale price
$79
Omega Speedmaster 'Japan Racing'

Omega Speedmaster 'Japan Racing'

Regular price
$20,000
Regular price
Sale price
$20,000
Omega Speedmaster 'Japan Racing'

Why We Love it

There is seemingly no end to the amount of limited-edition Speedmasters that Omega can come up with — but to paraphrase George Orwell, “All Speedmasters are equal, but some Speedmasters are more equal than others.” Enter the Japan Racing Dial.

The Speedmaster has long enjoyed popularity in Japan, and as such, Omega frequently rewards the Japanese market with some seriously cool and special limited editions. In 2004, they dropped this beauty: Limited to 2004 pieces — and only available in Japan — it's not a reissue, but rather a reinterpretation of the “racing” dials with which Omega outfitted the Speedmaster back in the late 60s and early 1970s. After all, the Speedmaster was designed to be a racing watch — not the accidental “Moonwatch” that launched it to infinity and beyond. 

This particular Japan Racing Dial features a 42mm stainless steel, twisted-lug case, barrel pushers, a Hesalite crystal, a signed crown, a black aluminum tachymeter bezel, and a matte grey, exotic Luminova dial with a matching handset and orange, red and white accents. Powered by the hand-wound Omega Calibre 861 movement, it comes fitted to a stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed push-button deployant clasp and ships with much of its ephemera.

The 'Japan Racing Dial' was met with great applause and prices have been climbing for years now. So while the best time to pick one up is always yesterday, grabbing one today — especially in near stock condition — is just as good!

Overall Condition

The case is in outstanding condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte grey 'exotic' dial is in flawless, as-new condition with Luminova indices and matching handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
The story of Omega is one that captivates generations of horological devotees. The second-largest watchmaker in the world in terms of annual turnover, the Bienne-based firm has been continuously producing watches since 1848, which it does today under the auspices of the Swatch Group.

Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.

Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.

During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.

1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.

Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Inquire

Thank you for your interest in the Omega Speedmaster 'Japan Racing'. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.