Omega - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 145.0306
    Movement No: 77'805'654
    Case No: 1241/1972
    Model Name: Speedmaster Apollo XVII
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, 195 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1241/1972
    Accessories: With Omega Certificate of Authenticity confirming the present watch is numbered 1241 of a limited edition of 1972 pieces, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Captain Eugene A. Cernan was the commander of Apollo XVII and in December of 1972, he became the last man to walk on the Moon. To celebrate this event, Omega launched the Apollo XVII and was limited to 1972 pieces only. What is most striking about the present Speedmaster is the unusual silver dial that is embossed with the Apollo XVII patch, which captures the man, the fire, the recollection of Apollo and the flag, giving this chronograph wristwatch a very unique and unusual look.

  • 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. 145.0306
An very unusual stainless steel limited edition chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo XVII mission

Circa 2012
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 1241/1972

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$43,750

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