A fine and well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, moon phases, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 1985
    Reference No: ST 345.0809
    Movement No: 44’123’016
    Model Name: Speedmaster “Speedymoon”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 866, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet endlinks stamped 805, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped 1447
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by undated Omega International Guarantee stamped Cortina Watch Centre PTE LTD, instruction manual and presentation box
    Literature: For another example of a reference 345.0809, please see Omega Sportswatches by John Goldberger, page 128 and 129

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since gaining its popularity after the successful event of the moon landing, the Omega Speedmaster was produced with various complications such as an additional date and moon phases displayed in an additional subsidiary dial located on the 12 O’clock position. With three variants in total, the first “Speedymoon” was introduced in 1985 featuring a “smiling” moon and fitted on a 1447 bracelet. The 1447 bracelet is rare as it is the first bracelet manufactured with solid endlinks stamped 805. The second generation features a smaller moon and identifiable by the blue fade on the bezel through age. The final version features a larger moon and identifiable by the grey fade on the bezel through age sporting a 1479 bracelet.

    The present example of a Speedymoon belongs to the final version which features a larger faceless moon, presented in excellent overall condition and sporting a rare 1447 bracelet belonging to the first series.

  • 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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Omega

Ref. ST 345.0809
A fine and well preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, moon phases, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

歐米茄,古董超霸系列型號ST 345.0809,精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備計時功能、日期和月相顯示,約1983年製。附錶盒、國際保證卡、配件 「FIRST」原物主收藏、首現拍賣市場

Circa 1985
42mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

Estimate
HK$86,000 - 120,000 
€10,000-13,900
$11,000-15,400

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019