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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: ST 175.0032 PIC 3810.80.08
    Movement No: 55'779'177
    Model Name: Speedmaster "CART"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1143, 47 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1997 and its delivery to the United States, Guarantee, card signed Paul Newman and Carl Hass, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    An interesting part of the horological, cinematic and racing world, the present watch is an extremely intriguing specimen not only due to its good looks but also its history and back story. Originally featured on a Hodinkee article in 2016, the present watch is a special edition Omega offered to Bill Mann from Paul Newman and Carl Haas, the co-owners of the Newman Haas Racing Team.

    Paul Newman's love for automobile racing is well known, having fallen in love with the sport after filming the movie Winning. Having participated in many international racing events and going professional, he eventually launched his own team in 1983 with Carl Haas under the name "Newman/Haas Racing", going on to win many championships.

    In 1997, Newman and Haas ordered several examples of the Omega CART edition Speedmaster. The watches were given as Christmas gifts to the Newman Haas racing crew. Most notably, the caseback of the watch was engraved "Newman Haas Racing" along with "1997" to commemorate the special moment. This particular example was offered to Bill Mann, who was a body engineer with the racing team. Apart from the personalized engraving, the timepiece is preserved in unworn condition and is accompanied by its original accessories, as well as an accompanying letter signed by both Carl Haas and Paul Newman himself.

  • Artist Biography

    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 175.0032 PIC 3810.80.08
A highly rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with guarantee, presentation box and signed letter, offered to Bill Mann from Paul Newman and Carl Haas as the co-owners of the Newman Haas Racing Team

1997
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 18,000 
€11,200-16,800
$13,000-19,400

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021