Omega - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023 Geneva Thursday, March 9, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 145.0063
    Movement No: 20/50
    Case No: 20/50
    Model Name: Speedmaster Moon Watch Apollo XI 25th Anniversary
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 867, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Introduced in 1994, the Omega Speedmaster reference 145.0063 was released to commemorate the Apollo XI 25th anniversary of the moon landing.

    - With a rare platinum case and an ever more rare skeletonized dial, the incredible work and craftsmanship can be attributed to independent watchmaker, Armin Strom. The skeletonized dial and sapphire caseback reveal the Omega base caliber 867, which has been further decorated and skeletonized by Mr. Storm. A true work of art, the engravings present on the movement further elevate the Speedmaster to another dimension.

    - At 42mm in diameter, the timepiece sits comfortably on the wrist and the added weight from the platinum certainly gives a pleasant presence and heftiness. Designed with a rarely seen blue accent on the hands, the present model was the first platinum Speedmaster to be launched in 1994 along with its counterpart ref. AT 445.0063 with a baguette-set bezel.

    - In great overall condition, the present example of Omega Speedmaster 145.0063 is numbered 20 of a limited edition of 50, and is the first ever example to be offered by PHILLIPS. The the best of our knowledge, it is the second example to grace the auction market.

  • 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. 145.0063
An attractive, rare and unusual limited edition platinum skeletonized chronograph wristwatch, numbered 20 of a limited edition of 50 pieces, made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Apollo XI

Circa 1995
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF57,150

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023

9 - 16 March 2023