Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, Apr 15, 2007

LOT 234


Omega, ?Apollo-Soyuz?, No. I.095, movement No. 45585460, Ref. ST 145.0022. Made in a limited edition in 1975 for the Italian market. Fine and very rare, asymmetric, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman´s wristwatch with round button chronograph, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, black bezel with tachometer and a stainless steel Omega bracelet with deployant clasp. This watch is sold with a box, Certificate of Authenticity, and a 2-year Omega guarantee. Property of a French Gentleman

CHF 9,000 - 11,000

EUR 5,700 - 7,000 / USD 7,500 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 37,760

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, lyre lugs, integral crown and pusher guard, black bezel with tachometer graduated to 500 UPH, screw-down back with the emblem of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission, engraved: ?Gemini-Apollo-Soyuz?. D. Black with painted luminous baton indexes, sunk subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds division, ?Apollo-Soyuz? emblem at 12 o`clock. Luminous white ?baton? hands. M. Cal. 861, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 42 mm. Thickness 14.3 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Ref. ST 145.0022 was made to commemorate one of the most significant events in space history, the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission, which was the first joint American-Soviet mission. Prior to this historical mission, the Soviet Space Agency had used a multitude of watches, however one brave Omega executive told the Cosmonauts that ?If they wanted to be on time for their rendez-vous with the Americans they should be wearing the same watches?. From this day the ?Speedmaster? became the official watch of the Cosmonauts.