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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 148.0062
    Movement No: 48'311'407
    Case No: 101/500
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional Chronometer
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 864, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold, stamped 1499/842, end links stamped 842, max length 185mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp, stamped 842
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed. Case back further engraved "Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Professional 101/500", side engraved "Apollo XI 1969-1994"

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1994, Omega started a batch of Apollo XI Moon watches commemorating the moon landing's 25th anniversary. So, for the 'Silver Anniversary', the choices of metal were simple: steel, 18k white gold and platinum. The production quantity was limited to 2'500 pieces in steel, 500 in 18k white gold, and 50 in platinum.

    We understand that the white gold version was available with either a beautifully finished and massive white gold bracelet, or a plain alligator strap. According to the archives of Omega, this example here was sold in 1997 to Hong Kong, fitted with a leather strap. Accordingly, we can conclude that the original owner had the present correct white gold bracelet added at his request, quite likely at a substantial cost.

    This fantastic and rare example has such a presence, from the crisp case and bracelet, to the stunning silver dial prominently featuring the word ‘Chronometer’ which makes this one of the few ‘Moon Watches’ to be both chronograph and chronometer.

  • 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. 148.0062
A rare and attractive limited edition white gold chronograph wristwatch with silvered dial and bracelet

1997
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed. Case back further engraved "Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Professional 101/500", side engraved "Apollo XI 1969-1994"

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF15,000

Contact Specialist
Nathalie Monbaron
+41 22 317 81 83

Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm