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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, November 08, 2015

LOT 1

OMEGA REF. 105.003 SPEEDMASTER ED WHITE Omega, "Speedmaster" movement No. 26554518, Ref. ST 105.003. Sold in the UK in 1969. Fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back engraved with the Speedmaster logo, tachometer graduation on the black bezel to 500 UPH, lyre lugs, dust protecting cap. Black with luminous baton indexes, outer minute and 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12- hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous white baton hands. Cal. 321, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating blued Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

USD 2,100 - 4,100 / HKD 16,000 - 32,000

Sold: CHF 6,875


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

Dial case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Property of a British Collector Part of the final series of REFERENCE 105.003, this example was sold to the UK in the last year of production. Known as the ED WHITE, in reference to the famous astronaut that made his first EVA (extravehicular activity) ever made by NASA, wearing this reference. It is also the last of the SPEEDMASTERS to feature straight lugs as well as no crown guards. For a similar example see Omega a journey through time by Marco Richon, p. 599.