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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1996
    Reference No: 3595.52.00
    Movement No: 48'344'749
    Case No: No. 958/999, 48'344'749
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional, "Apollo XIII"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With Omega leather Apollo 13 presentation box, International Warranty card, Apollo 13 patch, and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    NASA’s Apollo 13 space mission is probably the most well-known due to the numerous movies that portrayed the events of the day. As the seventh manned mission to the moon, the expedition was intended to be the third lunar landing, however two days in to the mission an explosion onboard the module reduced it to a rescue mission with the crew relying on makeshift repairs to return them to home. Onboard, the astronauts wore Omega Professional Speedmaster chronographs that were critical to their safe return to earth.

    In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the events in 1970, Omega released the Apollo 13 limited edition Professional Speedmaster in 1995. Produced in 999 examples, the chronograph’s subsidiary seconds features the mission’s logo. The watch, No. 959, features the caliber 861 that was first introduced in 1968, as an upgrade to the caliber 321. Present in excellent overall condition, the Apollo 13 is a classic watch, and reminder of the events in 1970. The present watch was sold to Hong Kong on February 23rd, 1996.

  • 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. 3595.52.00
A fine limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo XIII mission, No. 958/999

42mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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