Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 346

OMEGA, REF. 2915-3, SPEEDMASTER, TROPICAL DIAL

A fine, rare, early, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Omega

Model Speedmaster

Reference CK2915-3

Year Sold on July 13th 1959 to the US Army (European Exchange System)

Movement No. 16649548

Bracelet Stainless steel expendable Omega bracelet (No. 6 end links), approx. overall length 175 mm

Caliber 321

Dimensions 38 mm

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

CHF 30,000 - 50,000

HKD 240,000 - 400,000 / USD 30,000 - 50,000

Sold: CHF 38,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-55-01-05

Good

Slightly oxidized

Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied


Notes

Property of a Swiss collector
This Speedmaster is the third version of the original reference 2915 launched in 1957. This example was sold in 1959 (the only year it was produced) at a US Army European Exchange System. Considered by many as a transition model as it was the final version featuring broad arrow hands but already had some characteristics of the upcoming 2998, such as the black bezel and the Speedmaster logo on the caseback. Kept in excellent overall condition, the dial in certain angles displays a vivid brown hue and still has the extremely rare elastic Omega band with the short clasp.