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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 3597.12.00
    Movement No: 48’381’483
    Model Name: Speedmaster Apollo VIII
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 842, max length 195 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp, stamped 1499/842
    Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with International Warranty stamped on December 17, 2002 by a Japanese retailer, Omega fitted presentation box, Apollo VIII commemoration badge, product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Speedmaster is one of a limited series of watches made in 1998 to commemorate the historic Apollo VIII mission – which was launched on December 21, 1968.

    The watch is fitted with a special dial displaying the Apollo VIII mission badge in the subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock. Offered here in like-new condition, it is furthermore accompanied by its original “Missions” presentation box made of the same fabric used for space suits, a commemoration badge of Apollo VIII mission, and an International Warranty. A highly coveted model, the present lot offers an exquisite opportunity for watch collectors to acquire a piece of history and excellence.

  • 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. 3597.12.00
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, International Warranty, commemoration badge and presentation box, made to commemorate the Apollo VIII mission

Circa 1998
42 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 65,000 
€4,400-7,200
$5,100-8,300

Sold for HK$62,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018