A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1963
    Reference No: 105.003-65
    Movement No: 24'012'852
    Model Name: Speedmaster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 321, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega folding deployant clasp stamped 1037
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Omega fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Having enjoyed a variety of dial, bezel, hand and bracelet variations, the Speedmaster is Omega's most important model to date. Its history spans almost sixty years since its launch in 1957. The very first Speedmaster, reference 2915, is immediately recognizable, in part, to its 'Broad Arrow' hands. At the time, the tachometer bezel was also a rarity as most tachometers were printed directly on the dial.

    The present reference, ST 105.003, is the third reincarnation of the Speedmaster. The model replaced the 2998 in 1963, remaining in production for roughly three years. Reference ST 105.003.65 is the last Speedmasters to feature straight lugs. Its successors featured “lyre” style twisted lugs.

    This watch is presented in excellent condition. The dial is preserved wonderfully, and the luminous is a warm orange tone. The crystal furthermore features the Omega symbol to the center, attesting to its original condition.

  • 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. 105.003-65
A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and fitted presentation box

歐米茄,罕有,不銹鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能,“Speedmaster”,型號105.003-65,附盒子,約1963製

Circa 1963
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$35,000 - 40,000 
€4,100-4,700
$4,300-5,000

sold for HK$83,750

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016