A fine and attractive limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and box

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 3597.09.00
    Movement No: 48’379’386
    Case No: 48’379’386
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional Missions Gemini XI
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1873, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Manual, cal. 1873, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Omega International Warranty dated 1998 stamped Hirano Japan, instruction manual, product literature, missions booklet, red wallet, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming its production on 5th February 1998 and its subsequent delivery to Japan.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Omega Speedmaster ref. 3597.09.00 is part of a limited edition series made to commemorate the professional missions of Gemini XI accomplished on 12th September 1966. In production from 1997-1998, the model was introduced with a total of 200 examples, with 50 exclusive examples with missions suitcase and 150 examples available for public purchase.

    The present example is presented with the full set of accessories and remains in excellent overall condition.

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    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. 3597.09.00
A fine and attractive limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, warranty and box

歐米茄,「Speedmaster Professional Missions Gemini XI」型號3597.09.00,精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,約1998年製。附原裝證書、錶盒、配件

Circa 1998
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$32,000 - 50,000 
€3,600-5,700
$4,100-6,400

sold for HK$47,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020