Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 291

OMEGA, REF. 3690.30.01, SPEEDMASTER "THE GOLDEN PANDA", YELLOW GOLD

A very fine and extremely rare yellow gold, tonneau-shaped, manual- winding, chronograph wristwatch, with a silvery-white dial, black subdials and minutes scale recalling the face of a panda. Gold "baton" hands and black bezel with golden printed tachometer bezel.

Brand Omega

Model Speedmaster "The Golden Panda "

Reference Ref. 3690.30.01

Year Circa 1997

Bracelet Leather strap with 18K Yellow gold Omega buckle

Caliber 1861, no. 48377318

Dimensions 42mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original box and guarantee, Extract from the Archives

CHF 50,000 - 100,000

USD 52,000 - 104,000 / HKD 400,000 - 800,000

Sold: CHF 52,500


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Golden Panda
The present watch, nicknamed 'The Golden Panda', was produced in 1997 in a limited edition of 40 examples for the Japanese market.
We are proud to offer the number 01 from this series.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Speedmaster ever produced, only two has ever been offered in auction, the last one sold in 2017 for 82.000 CHF or 662.500 HKD all in.
The Japanese Speedmaster market
Japan has always been a Speedmaster country, many specific models have been made for that market only. 
1997, The Golden Panda, Limited to 40 Pieces 
1999, The Galaxy Express, Limited to 1999 pieces 
2003, The Mitsukoshi, Limited to 300 pieces 
2004, The Japan Racing, Limited to 2000 pieces (catalogued in this auction) 
2018, The Tokyo 2020 Series, Limited to 2020 pieces (catalogued in this auction)