Omega - Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I Hong Kong Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 310.20.42.50.01.001
    Case No: 82’301’722
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional “Apollo 50th Anniversary”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 3861, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet stamped , max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega International Warranty Card dated 9th of July 2019 stamped Omega Boutique Singapore, pictograms card, Master Chronometer card, leather card holder, product literature, instruction manual, cloth, loupe, Lunar module display stand, commemorative mission patches, adjustment tools, additional links, Velcro strap with black-coated cork, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    On the 21st of July 1696 at 2:56 GMT, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped off the Eagle and made history to be the first humans to ever set foot on the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this remarkable moment of mankind, Omega launched the present limited edition Speedmaster in 2019. With a stainless steel case powered by the Calibre 3861, this edition of the moon watch features the first use of the brand’s new patent-pending exclusive alloy, the 18K Moonshine Gold. Giving the watch quite an impression with a gold bezel contrasted against the matte grey and black dial, one can discover captivating details throughout the face of the timepiece. Laser engraved on the subdial at 9 o’clock is one of the most iconic imagery shot by Neil Armstrong as Buzz Aldrin descends the ladder of the Lunar Excursion Module, slightly above is another subtle yet clever tribute to the mission presented with a unique hour marker at 11 o’clock.

    Like the Moon, the watch has another side that marks the first step of achievement. Encircled by the gold-plated legendary quote “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR A MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND” is the famous footprint black-coated engraved on the case back. Made to measure with ultimate comfort, the bracelet design is inspired by the vintage reference ST 105.012-65. An additional Velcro strap with black-coated cork is also available to be fashioned in alternative wear for the ultimate Speedy lover. The cork material was used during the Apollo 11 mission in the boost protective cover in order to absorb the heat of the launch to protect the crew.

    Produced in a limited edition of 6,969 pieces, the present Moon watch offered by the original owner is numbered 852 like the Hong Kong area code and is presented in excellent condition and accompanied with its outstanding full set of accessories such as the Lunar Module display stand for any proud Speedy owner with this coveted 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

895

Ref. 310.20.42.50.01.001
A very fine and attractive limited edition stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with 18K Moonshine Gold and black ceramic bezel, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, numbered 852 of a limited edition of 6,969 pieces made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11

Circa 2019
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$39,000 - 78,000 
€4,800-9,700
$5,000-10,000

Sold for HK$100,800

Contact Specialist

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

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)