Omega - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 311.
    Case No: 77’798’430
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional “Tintin”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega International Warranty stamped by a Japanese retailer dated 12th July 2017, instruction manual, pictorgrams card, card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Possibly one of the most talked about contemporary Speedmaster model in recent times, the ref. 311. was first introduced in 2013. Featuring an exotic “racing” dial with red and white accents, the true inspiration behind the creation of this non-limited edition Speedmaster remained a myth.

    One of the most sought-after and controversial Speedmaster models at its launch, it was clear that Omega marketed the model as a Speedmaster Racing. Enthusiasts soon probed that the watch maybe Omega’s discreet hint of the collaboration between the firm and the famed Cartoon “The Adventures of Tintin”. Declining the speculation from the community once again due to copyright issues, it was clear that the red and white “racing” dial was the exact reflection of Tintin’s rocket, where the character used to travel to the moon in the cartoon by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, also known as, Hergé. Published in the early 1950s, “Destination Moon” was produced following extensive research by Hergé of the possibility of human space travel.

    Offered in “like new” overall condition complete with its full set of accessories, the present example Speedmaster “Tintin” from circa 2017 is a collectable specimen that has been regarded by Speedy collectors as a modern grail.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 311.
A fine, rare and "like-new" stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “red and white racing” dial, bracelet, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2017
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$201,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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