A very fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch, made for the Japanese market, numbered 35 of a limited edition of 40 pieces

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: BA 145.0122 / PIC 3690.30.01
    Movement No: 48’377’348
    Model Name: Speedmaster "The Golden Panda"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, ca. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch on October 17th, 1997, its subsequent delivery to Hong Kong and that the watch was made for the Japanese market
    Literature: This model is featured in Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié, Moonwatch Only: 60 Years of Omega Speedmaster, pp. 406-407

  • Catalogue Essay

    Produced in 1997 for the Japanese market in a limited edition run of 40 pieces, the present Omega Speedmaster, nicknamed “The Golden Panda” has become one of the most coveted and collectible of all modern Speedmaster limited editions for its extreme rarity and good looks. Cased in 18K yellow gold, the black registers and the black bezel contrast nicely against the silvery-white dial. A similar design was used in the 2016 Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition with blue tachymeter bezel, white dial, and blue sub-registers, to much success.

    Preserved in excellent condition for over two decades, and accompanied by an Extract from the Archives of Omega indicating delivery to Hong Kong, to have this piece in their collection would be a coup for the discerning Moonwatch collector. Making a seldom-seen appearance on the public market, this "Golden Panda" will delight discerning collectors of Speedmaster.

  • Maker Bio

    Omega

    Swiss • 1848

    Omega's rich history begins with its founder, Louis Brandt, who established the firm in 1848 in La Chaux de Fonds. In 1903, the company changed its name to Omega, becoming the only watch brand in history to have been named after one its own movements. A full-fledged manufacturer of highly accurate, affordable and reliable watches, its sterling reputation enabled them to be chosen as the first watch company to time the Olympic Games beginning in 1932. Its continued focus on precision and reliability ultimately led their Speedmaster chronograph wristwatch to be chosen by NASA in 1965 — the first watch worn on the moon.

    Key models sought-after by collectors include their first, oversized water-resistant chronograph — the reference 2077, early Speedmaster models such as the CK 2915 and 2998, military-issued versions of the Seamaster and oversized chronometer models such as those fitted with their prestigious caliber 30T2Rg.

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Ref. BA 145.0122 / PIC 3690.30.01
A very fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch, made for the Japanese market, numbered 35 of a limited edition of 40 pieces

歐米茄,「Speedmaster, the Golden Panda」型號BA 145.0122,非常精細及十分罕有,限量版18K黃金計時腕錶,特為日本市場限量發行40枚,編號第35號,1997年製。附後補證書

1997
42mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$155,000 - 310,000 
€17,500-35,000
$19,900-39,700

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019