A fine and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and moonphases

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 3689.30.31 and BC 145.0055
    Movement No: 48'407'405
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1866, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Omega crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Omega folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched at Baselworld in 1999, reference 3689.30.31 was made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969. Cased in white gold, this watch is unassuming to the beholder. Only at further glance can one appreciate the glimmering and shimmering quality of the watch, an effect that can only be achieved with white gold.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 3689.30.31 and BC 145.0055
A fine and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and moonphases

歐米茄,精細及罕布,18K白金腕錶,配計時功能、日曆及月相顯示,“Speedmaster Professional”,型號3689.30.31 and BC 145.0055,約1999年製

Circa 1999
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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