Omega - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 311.
    Movement No: 87'537'519
    Case No: 1003/1970
    Model Name: Speedmaster Apollo XIII Silver Snoopy Award
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1861, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Omega nylon strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1003/1970
    Accessories: With Omega International Warranty dated 18 August 2016, polishing cloth, product literature, instruction manual, pouch, sales tag, pin, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1970, the astronauts on board Apollo XIII were all wearing Omega Speedmasters. NASA in turn awarded Omega the Silver Snoppy Award as a token of appreciation. The present watch was inspired by this event and was released to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo XIII mission. It features many striking elements that make it very different from the regular Speedmaster and why it is so popular on the market today. The uber cool white dial features a Super-Luminova Snoopy in the subsidiary dial for seconds, the phrase 'Failure is not an Option' to the centre of the dial and the statement 'What could you do in 14 seconds' between 12 and 3 o'clock. The bezel is upgraded to a polished ceramic and the case back is finished in blue enamel with a silver Snoppy medallion applied to the centre. Finally, the black nylon strap finishes the watch and giving it an overall monotone feel reminiscence of the Snoopy comics from the 70s.

  • 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 very rare stainless steel limited edition chronograph wristwatch with ceramic bezel, enamel case back and Snoopy medallion, made to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Apollo XIII mission

Circa 2016
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1003/1970

HK$75,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

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