Omega - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 311.
    Case No: 77’811’587
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional “Tintin”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Omega International Warranty card, pictograms card, instruction manual, hang tag, card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Possibly one of the most talked about contemporary Speedmaster model in recent times, the ref. 311. was first introduced in 2013. Featuring an exotic “racing” dial with red and white accents, the true inspiration behind the creation of this non-limited edition Speedmaster remained a myth.

    One of the most sought-after and controversial Speedmaster models at its launch, it was clear that Omega marketed the model as a Speedmaster Racing. Enthusiasts soon probed that the watch maybe Omega’s discreet hint of the collaboration between the firm and the famed Cartoon “The Adventures of Tintin”. Declining the speculation from the community once again due to copyright issues, it was clear that the red and white “racing” dial was the exact reflection of Tintin’s rocket, where the character used to travel to the moon in the cartoon by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, also known as, Hergé. Published in the early 1950s, “Destination Moon” was produced following an extensive research by Hergé of the possibility of human space travel.

    While the production numbers of the mysterious Speedmaster “Tintin” remains unknown, the model was discontinued in 2016, being the only Speedmaster to feature red lacquered inscription on the caseback. Since then, the watch has become one of the most desirable Speedmaster model by collectors and has risen in value tremendously.

  • 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. 311.
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “red and white racing” dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2015
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$50,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$176,400

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022