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Lot No. 153
Estimate  5,500 - 7,000 €
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Omega "Speedmaster Professional - Apollo 15 Limited Edition"

, Movement No. 77164346, Case No. 77164346, Ref. DG 345.0300 - 3366.51.00, Cal. 1861, 42 mm, circa 2006

A gentleman's as new wristwatch with chronograph and tachy scale - limited edition no. 0001 (!) of 1971 pieces "Moon Watch Apollo 15 - Scott Worden Irwin" - released to the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 15 moon mission - with original box, transport carton and two original certifcates


Case: steel, screw back with mission emblem, pink gold "Omega" crown, pink gold chronograph pushers, black and pink gold tachy bezel, "Omega" steel bracelet with deployant clasp. Dial: black, applied luminous indexes, pink gold subsidiary dials, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, signed, luminous pink gold baton hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, ground, 18 jewels, finely matted chronograph steel parts, Glucydur balance, incabloc shock protection for balance, cam type fine adjusting device.

The mission began on July 26, 1971, and ended on August 7. At the time, NASA called it the most successful manned flight ever achieved.
Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin spent three days on the Moon, including 18½ hours outside the spacecraft on lunar extra-vehicular activity (EVA). The mission landed near Hadley rille, in an area of the Mare Imbrium called Palus Putredinus (Marsh of Decay). The crew explored the area using the first lunar rover, which allowed them to travel much farther from the Lunar Module (LM) than had been possible on missions without the rover. They collected 77 kilograms (170 lb) of lunar surface material. At the same time, Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden orbited the Moon, using a Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) in the Service Module (SM) to study the lunar surface and environment in great detail with a panoramic camera, a gamma-ray spectrometer, a mapping camera, a laser altimeter, a mass spectrometer, and a lunar sub-satellite deployed at the end of Apollo 15's stay in lunar orbit (an Apollo program first).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/Apollo_15, as of 03/31/2015.
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Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running


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