Omega - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 311.
    Case No: 77’779’607
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional “Tintin”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega warranty stamped Ginza NJ Time Online Shop, Tokyo dated 29th March 2018, pictograms card, instruction manual, card holder, hang tag, travel pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The present Omega Speedmaster ref. 311. has become one of the most talked about and sought-after contemporary Speedmaster models in recent years. First introduced in 2013, this non-limited edition Speedmaster features an exotic "racing" dial with red and white accents.

    - While Omega marketed the watch as a Speedmaster Racing, its red and white "racing" dial hinted at a subtle collaboration with the classic cartoon "The Adventures of Tintin." Omega declined to confirm the Tintin connection, but the design resembled the rocket Tintin used to travel to the moon, drawn by Belgian artist Hergé after extensive research on space travel for his 1950s comic "Destination Moon."

    - While production numbers remain unknown, the controversial "Tintin" Speedmaster was discontinued in 2016 as the only Speedmaster to have red lacquered inscriptions on the caseback. Since then, the watch has skyrocketed in popularity and value among collectors for its playful styling and intriguing backstory, becoming one of the most desirable vintage Speedmaster models.

    - Seldom seen in such well-preserved overall condition with original accessories, this Omega Speedmaster "Tintin" is a must-have for any passionate Speedy collector.

  • 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 well-preserved and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “red and white racing” dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2018
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$69,850

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024