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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: AT 345.0063
    Movement No: 9/50
    Case No: 9/50
    Model Name: Speedmaster Moon Watch Apollo XI 25th Anniversary
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 867, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Omega bracelet stamped “842”, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet an clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega service invoice. Delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1994 and its delivery to Switzerland.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1994 to commemorate the Apollo XI 25th anniversary of the moon landing phenomenon, the coveted Omega Speedmaster moon watch took an unusual orbit with an artisanal approach on the Speedy with the debut of the uber rare skeletonized ref. AT 345.0063 in prestigious platinum attire. The mastery of art was by reputed independent watchmaker, Armin Strom. Strom started out as an independent watchmaker. He set up his first workshop and retail store in 1967 in Burgdorf, Switzerland and soon garnered a reputation for his mastery of the art of hand-skeletonization. Strom even set an unlikely Guinness Book World Record in 1990 for creating the world’s smallest hand-skeletonized watch. Entrusted by Omega, the first skeletonized Speedmaster BA145.0053 was launched in 1992 with a limited edition of 50 pieces in yellow gold paired with leather strap or bracelet (see lot XX).

    The present ref. AT345.0063 with extraordinary artistry reveals the calibre 867 with artisanal engravings the elevates the Speedmaster to another dimension. Presented in platinum with a matching platinum bracelet, the ref. AT345.0063 wears with incredible wrist presence and a heft. Designed with a rarely seen blue accent on the hands, the present model was the first platinum Speedmaster to be launched in 1994 along with its counterpart ref. AT 445.0063 with a baguette-set bezel and bracelet. Furthermore, the caseband is embellished by the engraving “Apollo XI 1969-1994” to commemorate the achievement of mankind. Presented first time in our auction, Phillips is honour to present this extremely well preserved timepiece to the dedicated Speedy fan.

  • 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. AT 345.0063
A very rare, unusual and attractive limited edition platinum skeletonized chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, numbered 9 of a limited edition of 50 pieces, made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Apollo XI

1994
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet an clasp signed

Estimate
HK$235,000 - 390,000 
€26,000-43,200
$30,100-50,000

Sold for HK$1,827,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021