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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1985
    Reference No: ST 345.0809
    Movement No: 46'876'457
    Model Name: Speedmaster Moonphase
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 866, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 805
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega folding deployant clasp stamped 1447
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a reference 345.0809, please see Omega Sportswatches by John Goldberger, page 128 and 129.

  • Catalogue Essay

    During 1985, Omega launched reference 345.0809, which was the first Speedmaster to be produced with a date and moonphase complication. Omega produced only 1300 examples, making the model quite rare. It was fitted with the caliber 866, which is an upgraded version of caliber 861. The present example is particularly charming as the luminous has aged to a light yellow colour which is very attractive and charismatic. The early bracelet is furthermore original and stamped 1447. The 1447 is the predecessor to the famous 1450, and is incredibly rare as it was produced for three short years only. The present watch is offered in exceptional overall condition.

  • 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. ST 345.0809
A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, moonphases and bracelet

Circa 1985
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$68,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016