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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1989
    Reference No: ST 14.5022
    Model Name: Speedmaster
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 861, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 808, max length 210 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega clasp stamped 1450
    Dimensions: 42 mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Speedmaster is one of a numbered series of timepieces created in 1989 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Apollo XI mission. The Apollo XI was the first spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon, in which Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface.

    Omega produced in total 3 different series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing: a numbered series of 2,000 watches for the United States, a numbered series of 250 watches for Germany, a limited series of 4,000 watches for the rest of the world. These three models are identical to the standard model except for the engraving on the side. The present watch belongs to the international market variety, of which no numbers were engraved but only with the inscription APOLLO XI 1969 on the caseband. Adding an element of intrigue, this series was fitted with the rare 1450/808 bracelet with semi-circular links.

  • 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 14.5022
A fine stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale and bracelet, made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Apollo XI mission

1989
42 mm. Diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

Estimate
HK$24,000 - 40,000 
€2,700-4,400
$3,100-5,100

Sold for HK$40,000

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