A limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch made to commemorate the Apollo XI mission

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1998
    Reference No: ST 145.0022 caseback further stamped 345.0022
    Movement No: 48'387'123
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional "Mission Apollo XI"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, reference 1499/842, end links stamped 842, max length 195mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Missions box in white fabric of space suits, booklet describing space missions, three spare links and the Omega international warranty confirming date of sale of the present watch on June 2nd, 1998 in Basel, Switzerland and a limited and signed edition of the Moonwatch Only book.
    Provenance: Moonwatch Only Collection
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in Moonwatch Only by Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié pages 414-415

  • Provenance

    Moonwatch Only Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Speedmaster reference ST 145.0022 is one of a very limited series of watches made in 1998 to commemorate the historic Apollo XI mission, which brought mankind to the moon for the first time. With less than 150 examples believed to have been produced, it is fitted with a special dial displaying the Apollo 11 mission badge in the subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock. Offered here in superb condition, it is furthermore accompanied by its original “Missions” presentation box made of the same fabric used for space suits, a booklet describing NASA’s 22 space missions until then, and its original guarantee. A highly sought after model, the present watch is prominently illustrated in the “Moonwatch Only- The Ultimate Omega Speedmaster Guide”, and is further accompanied with a limited and signed edition of the tome.

  • 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. ST 145.0022 caseback further stamped 345.0022
A limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch made to commemorate the Apollo XI mission

1998
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 9,000 
€5,500-8,300
$6,200-9,300

sold for CHF9,375

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