This is a very uncommon watch! The reference 145.017 is a very hard to find and lesser known of all the OMEGA chronographs. This 1968 Omega De Ville chronograph watch was manufactured for a shorter period of time compared to other OMEGA chronos from the same era. This dial is amazing…satin gray on an angle and black at a different angle. The reflective silver registers, one with red and other 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. Easily laser welded if you want it filled-I would not bother. Comes on a fine new crocodile OMEGA band and new OMEGA buckle. I highly recommend this watch. It will increase in value in my opinion. On the wrist- is AMAZING!