A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, moon phases and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: 1988
    Reference No: ST345.0809
    Movement No: 48’223’638
    Model Name: Speedmaster “Speedymoon”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 866, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped 809, max length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped "1450"
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming its subsequent date of production on 14th January 1988 and its delivery to Taiwan.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the successful ascent to the moon in 1969, the Omega Speedmaster became an instant icon. In 1985, Omega launched an iteration of the famed Speedmaster reference featuring a moonphase for the first time earning its nickname, “Speedymoon”. It is believed that only approximately 1,300 examples were ever produced by Omega since its initial launch in 1985 and it is further fitted with the newly upgraded cal. 866.

    The present example of an Omega “Speedymoon” featuring an excellently preserved dial with an unpolished case, is a wonderful specimen of a rare variant of the famed Speedmaster. In production for a short period of time, the reference is rare and highly sought after by collectors of Omega wristwatches.

  • Maker Bio

    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. ST345.0809
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, moon phases and bracelet

歐米茄,超霸史奴比登月錶型號ST345.0809,精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備計時功能、日期、月相顯示,1988年製。附後補證書

1988
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 140,000 
€8,100-16,200
$9,000-17,900

sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019