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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: ST 145.0022
    Model Name: Speedmaster Missions Collection
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelets
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega clasps
    Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
    Signed: Cases, dials and movements signed. Casebacks signed "Flight-Qualified By NASA For All, Manned Space Missions, The First Watch Worn On The Moon"
    Accessories: Accompanied with International Warranty stamped by Daimaru, signed Certificate authenticating that the collection is numbered 40, Omega plastic encased movement, loupe, Omega space suit valise, product literature and Omega fabric holder
    Literature: This model is featured in Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié, Moonwatch Only: 60 Years of Omega Speedmaster, pp. 410-1.

  • Catalogue Essay

    To mark the 40th anniversary of the Speedmaster series in 1997, Omega launched 40 commemorative sets in tribute to the space missions of the three NASA programs: Gemini, Apollo and Skylab. The present Speedmaster Missions Collection is numbered 40, meaning that it is the final set offered for sale. The collection includes 22 Missions wristwatches – each contain the official patches of NASA’s space missions at 9 o’clock, in addition to a reproduction of the first Speedmaster, reference CK 2915 of 1957.

    The wristwatches, coming with a plastic encased movement and a loupe, are contained in a beautifully crafted white Omega valise made of the same fabric used for space suits. The case back of these watches are inscribed "Flight-Qualified By NASA For All, Manned Space Missions, The First Watch Worn On The Moon", the name of the mission and number 40/40. Accompanied with stamped International Warranty, Certificate and other accessories, the present lot is an unmissable chance for watch lovers and space enthusiasts to own mementos which chronicle the most important spacefaring missions in the history of humanity.

  • Artist Biography

    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. ST 145.0022
A fine and exceptional set of 23 stainless steel chronograph wristwatches with International Warranty, plastic encased movement and space suit valise, made to commemorate the Speedmaster Professional’s 40th anniversary, numbered 40 of a limited edition of 40 sets

1997
42 mm diameter
Cases, dials and movements signed. Casebacks signed "Flight-Qualified By NASA For All, Manned Space Missions, The First Watch Worn On The Moon"

Estimate
HK$620,000 - 1,000,000 
€68,500-110,000
$79,500-128,000

Sold for HK$1,150,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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