Omega Chronostop Rose Gold
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
The Chronostop is an interesting side note in the history of Omega chronographs. Manufactured in the late 1960s-1970s with a few different case orientations and movements, the Chronostop featured time (and in some cases, date) along with 60-second stopwatch, operated from the single pusher located above the crown. This limited functionality enabled the wearer to time events only up to one minute in length, without any sort of tally register to count beyond.
Although seemingly limited in their functionality, smaller-cased versions, such as the example seen here, were designed to be worn under the wrist, making them popular with drivers who used them for timing race laps and quarter-miles without having to take their hands off the wheel. They also saw lots of use with medical professionals who used them for timing heart rate.
The piece we are offering here is an exceedingly rare example in a rose gold case, featuring the manually-wound Omega Calibre 865 movement. In completely original condition with a nicely patinated dial and hand set, this is a tremendously desirable and unique vintage Omega, so if you want it you'd best grab it before we change our minds!
A video explaining the history and operation of the Chronostop can be found HERE at Hodinkee.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
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.
Omega Chronostop Rose Gold