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Lot No. 330
Estimate  26,000 - 34,000 €
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Omega "Speedmaster Professional Chronograph Apollo XI,1969-1994"

, Movement No. 4/50, Case No. 4/50, Ref. 30963000, 42 mm, 244 g, circa 1994

A gentleman's important, extremely rare and heavy wristwatch with chronograph and tachymeter scale – no. 4 of a limited edition of 40 examples in a platinum case; for the 25th anniversary of the first moon landing this chronograph was created in platinum for a strictly limited and numbered exclusive edition of 50 - with original box, Omega authentification certificate and guarantee card


Case: platinum / sapphire glass, platinum bracelet ref. 842. Dial: hand-skeletonized and engraved by Armin Strom. Movm.: bridge movement, skeletonized and engraved, Glucydur balance.

"This legendary wrist chronograph had already been developed in 1942; in 1965 it was chosen by NASA as their space watch, after a rigorous selection process during which it triumphed over many excellent competitors. Unchanged since then, the standard Omega Speedmaster Professional has accompanied all American astronauts during their flights in space and reconnaissance missions to the moon – from the Gemini spacecraft to Apollo and the spacelab missions and then today’s Space Shuttle program.
Today the Omega Speedmaster Professional is an integral part of the equipment of all astronauts and cosmonauts travelling in space.
When Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon on July 21, 1969, his Omega Speedmaster Professional showed that the historic moment took place at exactly 2:56am GMT, when Armstrong spoke the unforgettable words: "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."
Source: Les Pièces de Collection Omega
#42613
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running


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