This is a very uncommon watch! The ref. 145.017 is a very hard-to-find and lesser-known Omega chronograph. This 1968 Omega De Ville chronograph watch was manufactured for a shorter period of time compared to other Omega chronographs from the same era. This amazing dial is satin grey on one angle and black at a different angle. The reflective-silver registers, one with red and other with black print really pop! The original dial and hands are essentially pristine and all the lume plots are present. The fine caliber 860 manual winding movement sparkles and was cleaned in 2014 with all functions working perfectly and accurately. The 35mm steel case with correct crown looks amazing. There is a small ding on the upper-left lug. This is easily laser-welded if you want it filled but I would not bother. This watch comes on a fine, new crocodile Omega band and new Omega buckle.