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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: BC 148.0062
    Movement No: 48’311’627
    Model Name: Speedmaster
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 864, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Omega buckle, stamped 94’521’628
    Dimensions: 42 mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed. Case back further engraved "Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Professional 409/500", side engraved "Apollo XI 1969-1994"
    Accessories: Accompanied with Precision Certificate signed by the President of Omega to authenticate that the present watch is numbered 409 of a limited edition of 500 pieces, Omega light brown leather book-shaped folding box and outer packaging.
    Literature: This model is featured in Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié, Moonwatch Only: 60 Years of Omega Speedmaster, pp. 392-3.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Housed in a beautifully crafted 18K white gold case, the present Speedmaster is one of a limited edition series of timepieces created in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo XI mission.

    Omega created 3 different series for the “Silver Anniversary” of the Apollo XI space mission: 2,500 examples in steel, 500 in 18k white gold, and 50 in platinum. The present watch is distinguished by the rhodium-plated, chronometer-rated caliber 864 movement. The silvered dial is inscribed CHRONOMETER. The 500 white gold watches produced were delivered in a book-shaped box in light brown leather, as exemplified by the present lot. Adding an element of intrigue, the lettering “APOLLO XI 1969-1994” is engraved on the side of the case band.

    This wondrous and rare wristwatch is one of the few Speedmaster examples to be both chronograph and chronometer.

  • 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. BC 148.0062
A very fine and rare white gold chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale, silvered dial, Certificate and box, made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Apollo XI mission, numbered 409 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

1994
42 mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed. Case back further engraved "Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Professional 409/500", side engraved "Apollo XI 1969-1994"

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 195,000 
€13,300-21,500
$15,400-25,000

Sold for HK$162,500

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