Omega - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1994
    Reference No: AT 345.0063
    Movement No: 8/50
    Case No: 8/50
    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 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by blank Omega international warranty and numbered certificate of authenticity.

  • 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.

    The present example Omega Speedmaster ref. AT345.0063 numbered 8 is the second ever example to be offered by PHILLIPS. The first example ever auctioned numbered 9 achieved an important result at the Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII in November 2021 (lot 832) making this rare and desirable reference one of the most important Speedmasters. To complete the picturesque example, the present lot is also complete with its original warranty and its numbered certificate of authenticity. A truly once in a blue moon delight for connoisseurs of the great Speedmaster.

  • 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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PROPERTY FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER

982

Ref. AT 345.0063
A very rare, unusual and attractive limited edition platinum skeletonized chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and warranty, numbered 8 of a limited edition of 50 pieces, made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Apollo XI

Circa 1994
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 450,000 
€32,600-58,700
$32,100-57,700

Sold for HK$882,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)