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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1966
    Reference No: ST 105.003-65
    Movement No: 24'012'108
    Model Name: Speedmaster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 321, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, endlinks stamped 6, max. length 194 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp, stamped 7912, 4.64
    Dimensions: 39mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by its presentation box and international guarantee booklet. Furthermore this watch is offered with an Extract from the Archives confirming the date of production on October 25, 1966.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The celebrated Omega Speedmaster reference 2915 was first launched in 1957 and remained in production until 1959, after which, the reference 2998 was introduced. The Speedmaster was targeted for “active clientele”, consolidating their position as the official Olympic timekeeper.

    Reference ST 105.003 replaced the 2998 in 1963 and remained in production for roughly three years. The present example from 1966 was originally delivered to Mexico, and is considered to be one of the earlier references of the Speedmaster family.

    Reference ST 105.003.65 is the last of the Speedmasters to feature straight lugs, as seen in reference CK 2998. Omega later switched to “lyra” style, twisted lugs with an asymmetric case incorporating crown guard seen in reference ST 105.012. This particular model incorporates a tachometer scale on the bezel.

    The matte black dial remains in superb condition, and balances the well-preserved condition of the case, making this the perfect addition to any collection. The beloved Speedmaster is one of Omega’s most recognizable models, and is still a core product line for the brand. This watch is accompanied by its presentation box and the international guarantee booklet.

  • 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 105.003-65
A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, tachometer bezel, presentation box and guarantee booklet

1966
39mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF21,250

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Nathalie Monbaron
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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm