Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 327

Omega Speedmaster Reduced yellow gold

Rare and fine 18k yellow gold, round case, golden dialwith three registers, self winding chronograph wristwatch

Brand Omega, Switzerland

Model Speedmaster

Reference 16520/BA1750033

Year Circa 1997

Case No. W822390

Material Yellow gold

Bracelet Yellow gold

Buckle Yellow gold deployant clasp

Diameter 39mm

Caliber 1140

Signature Case, dial, movement

Accessories Box and paper

HKD 43,000 - 69,000

USD 5,500 - 8,800 / EUR 5,000 - 8,000 / CHF 5,500 - 8,800

Sold: HKD 87,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Omega introduced its first Speedmaster chronograph in 1957. From 1962, NASA acquired several chronographs from famous manufacturers such as Rolex, Hamilton, Longines and Omega. It is only two years later that an official call for tenders is launched. Becoming the symbol of the space conquest, the choice of the Speedmaster was therefore the fruit of a long reflection and heavy specifications from NASA. Here the Omega presented is in yellow gold, a reduced size, with a self-winding movement : perfect representation of the expection of the 1990’s society.