Lot No. 24 (88th Auction)
Omega "Speedmaster Professional Chronometer", Movement No. 29111488, Case No. 365/1014, Ref. 145.022, Cal. 861, 42 mm, circa 1969

A gentleman's extremely rare wristwatch with chronograph, 30 min. and 12h counter - Limited edition no. 365 of 1014 pieces - made especially to honour the achievements of American astronauts in 1969
Case: 18k gold, screwed on back, engraving: "Apollo XI 1969 - The First Watch Worn on the Moon", tachy bezel, anti-magnetic protection cap, original massive 18k gold bracelet with deployant clasp. Dial: gold, applied indexes, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, baton hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, pink gilt, ground, 17 jewels, finely ground, bevelled chronograph steel parts, Glucydur balance, shock protection for balance, cam type fine adjusting device.

Gold Speedmaster in honour of the achievements of the American astronauts in 1969
This special edition of the Omega Speedmaster Professional features a burgundy coloured bezel. It was used by the American astronauts during the Apollo XI mission to the moon – this makes it the first and only watch ever worn on the moon. The back is engraved with "Omega Speedmaster - Apollo XI 1969 - The first watch worn on the moon"; 28 numbered watches were produced in 1969 to commemorate the mission. They all carried the dedication "To mark man's conquest of space with time, on time". Due to the success of the model, a total of 1014 watches was produced between 1969 and 1972.
Source: "Omega" by Marco Richon, Biel 2007, page 605.
Estimate  6,000 - 10,000 €

Price Realised  13,100 €
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