Omega introduced the Yachting in 1973 and produced ~3,000 of them, it houses the caliber 1040. Steel versions should have a serial number starting with 3560, more specifically, 35601-35605.
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. A tool watch – but 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:
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. 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. The caseback shows a high-relief engraved medallion SEAMASTER, Hippocampus logo, Omega symbol.
The Yachting is today one of the rarest vintage chronographs of Omega.
Condition & notes:
- The case is not perfect but is in very good condition. It retains its original finish without polish
- Dial & hands are in great condition
- Original Plexi glass with sharp edges and Omega Logo, it shows some wear
- Bracelet: 1162 bracelet, fits to a 20cm wrist
- Serial: 35‘604‘974
- Movement: rotor shows some oxidation, all functions are given, runs fine