Omega Yachtimer Ref. 176.0010
Dimensions: 43x44x15mm
Movement: Cal 1040, movement number: 35.604.491
Year: 1972
Bracelet: 1039/4-69, fits to a +20cm wrist
Full Omega service: 2008

The Yachting is today one of the rarest vintage chronographs of Omega.

This chronograph from Omega has the reference 176.010 and was introduced in 1973. This model was named the Yachting and was classified as part of the Seamaster family of watches. Its inner ring permits its usage for regatta races, so Omega targeted a specific segment of the chronograph market with the introduction of this model.
Chronographs like the Heuer Autavia Skipper, Heuer’s Yacht Timer, the Breitling Co-Pilot and SuperOcean, Lemania’s self-branded Regatta Yacht Timer, Yema Yachtingraf, and Wakmann were the direct competitors of the Omega Yachting.
Despite the plentiful competition, Omega followed a more luxurious route than from its mainstream competitors, Heuer and Breitling.

•Firstly, It has an immaculate blue iridescent dial which creates a much more luxurious feel. Add to this the applied markers and the applied Omega logo.

•Secondly, its case: the case is unique for this model and its construction helps elevate the character of the watch with its continuous alternation of sunray-brushed and polished finishes. It is quite chunky and measures 43mm in diameter. When we consider the case and the dial together, we understand that the purpose of Omega was not just to create a tool wristwatch but a luxurious item that reflected the decade of its design and the lifestyle of the yacht-racers. This duality was the obvious difference from other offerings in the market.

•Thirdly, another distinguishing feature was the calibre used in this watch: calibre 1040. This actually a movement designed and build by Lemania, and originally introduced in 1972 as Lemania calibre 1340. It runs at 28,800bph, with 22 jewels, and has a 44-hour power reserve. Both have a bidirectional winding system and KIF shock protection. There are some differences however. The Omega movement is rhodium-plated, while the Lemania movement features a grey finish. The main difference however is that the Omega has a 24-hours indicator, placed at 9 in the second sub dial. The Lemania calibre 1340 lacks this 24h indication.


Very good!
Full service at Omega/Biel in 2008
Dial: minimal signs of aging.
Case back: shows some signs of case opener

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