Omega - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Omega
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 31130423001003
    Case No: No. 0001/1971; 77’765’821
    Model Name: Speedmaster Professional “Apollo XV”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1861, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Omega bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp, stamped 1958/957
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Omega International Warranty dated March 8th, 2014, Omega Limited Series card, Omega Pictograms card, leather wallet, product literature, operating instructions manual, Apollo XV flight patch, special limited edition inner presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    As the fourth NASA mission to land on the moon, Apollo XV was crewed by American astronauts James Irwin, David Scott, and Alfred Worden. The astronauts spent a more extended time period on the lunar surface and conducted further scientific experiments than previous missions; despite the loss of a parachute upon the return, it was seen as a highly successful excursion into space and generated renewed interest in the Apollo program largely due to the use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.

    Released in 2011 as a series of 1,971 pieces, the Omega Speedmaster Apollo XV Anniversary Limited Edition highlights the Lunar Roving Vehicle in an engraving on the caseback, but pays homage to the flight patch of the astronaut crew with its red, blue, and white accents within the subsidiary dials of the chronograph. These colors also represented each of the members of the crew, who all had previously served in the Air Force, and were depicted as differently colored birds: red for Irwin, blue for Worden, and white for Scott.

    The present Speedmaster Apollo XV is exemplary as it is numbered 1, the first of the entire series, and is furthermore preserved in new, unworn condition. It is accompanied by a full suite of accessories, including a commemorative flight patch inspired by the original from 1971.

  • 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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Ref. 31130423001003
A “new old stock” and interesting stainless steel limited edition chronograph wristwatch, numbered 0001

Circa 2011
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 10,000 
CHF4,800-9,500
€4,800-9,600
HK$39,100-78,200
S$6,900-13,700

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022