Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 19, 2022

LOT 278

OMEGA
REF. 310.60.42.50.99.001, CHRONOGRAPH, HOUR AND MINUTE COUNTERS, CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER CALIBRE 3861; "SPEEDMASTER" "APOLLO 11 - 50th ANNIVERSARY"; 18K YELLOW GOLD

EUR 25,000 - 50,000

USD 26,400 - 53,000 / HKD 208,000 - 414,000 / CHF 25,200 - 51,000

Sold: EUR 36,400

An exceptional, very fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold (18K Moonshine™ gold), manual-winding, "tonneau"-shaped, chronometer wristwatch, water-resistant (50 m. / 167 ft) with sapphire-crystal case-back, 18K yellow gold (18K Moonshine™ gold) dial with applied indexes, subsidiary seconds at 9, chronograph, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, red-brown bezel, made in a limited edition of 1 014 pieces to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (1969-2019).


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Model "Speedmaster", "Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary"

Reference 310.60.42.50.99.001

Year 2019

Movement No. 82 460 195

Case No. 82 460 195

Material 18K yellow gold (18K Moonshine™ gold)

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Omega bracelet with deployant Omega clasp

Diameter  Ø 39.8 mm. (bezel)

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 3861, Co-Axial Master Chronometer, 26 jewels

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Height 47.3 mm.

Width 42 mm.

Weight 207.9 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, papers and additional links

Notes

Omega, "Speedmaster", "Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary", Ref. 310.60.42.50.99.001

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. It became a milestone in the watchmaking history when Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon wearing a “Speedmaster Professonial”.

Marking the Golden Anniversary of the Omega watch that was gifted to astronauts in 1969 to celebrate the first moon landing, Omega has produced this "Speedmaster", Ref. 310.60.42.50.99.001, limited to 1 014 pieces,

It has been designed as an homage to the full gold “Speedmaster” Ref. BA145.022 which was produced at 1 014 pieces from 1969 to 1973.

This new watch is driven by the manual-winding Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 with Co-Axial escapement.

18K Moonshine™ gold has been used to create this commemorative timepiece. The vertically brushed step dial, also in 18K Moonshine™ gold, includes facetted onyx hour markers. Inspired by the piece of 1969, a few touches of burgundy have been added, including the ceramic bezel ring, the markings on the case-back and the movement.

Besides, it differs from the vintage version with a very decorative sapphire-crystal case-back. The outer ring is engraved with “1969-2019” and the limited edition number in burgundy.

The inner decorative case-back ring, crafted from 18K Moonshine™ gold and blackened, features a partial world map of the American continent and a domed lunar meteorite inlay, representing the true proportions of the Earth and the Moon.

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Omega, Calibre 3861

Manual-winding chronograph movement with Co-Axial escapement. Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15 000 gauss. Free-sprung balance with silicon balance spring. Gold plated finish, bridges with "Côtes de Genève" (straight Geneva waves).

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