Omega - The Watch Auction: One Geneva Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: BA 145.022
    Movement No: 29'117'348
    Case No: 14'502'269
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, 861
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Omega plated buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With fitted presentaiton box, original swing tag and a gold plated commemorative coin presented in its own fitted presentation case. Further accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    Following the successful moon landing of Apollo XI in 1969, Omega launched a limited edition of 1014 examples in 18 carat gold to celebrate this event.

    28 watches of the series were given to the astronauts and staff having contributed to this mission, the other 986 watches were sold.

    The present example, bearing the individual serial number 858, is in virtually mint and unworn condition. It features not only the original Omega strap, but also the original buckle. Furthermore, the hanging tag as well as a gold plated commemoration medal are also still present.

    Watches from this series are fitted with Omega’s legendary calibre 861, to many scholars one of the greatest chronograph movements ever designed.

  • Artist Biography


    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 145.022
A fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with original swing tag, gold plated commemorative coin and original box

40mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF18,750

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm