Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 233

Ref. SU 345.0022, chronograph, minute and hour counters; “Speedmaster Professional” “Apollo XVII - Eugen A. Cernan”; stainless steel

EUR 4,000 - 6,000

USD 4,800 - 7,200 / HKD 36,900 - 56,000

Sold: EUR 4,160

Stainless steel, manual-winding, vertical tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, movement protected inside a soft iron calotte (protective container) against magnetic fields, bezel with black insert, black colour dial with radial luminous indexes, subsidiary seconds at 9 and three horological complications: 
• 1/8 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated on the bezel for 500 units per hour 
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock) 
• 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Model “Speedmaster Professional” “Apollo XVII - Eugen A. Cernan”

Reference SU 345.0022 (case-back 145.0026)

Year circa 2002

Movement No. 77 076 393

Case No. 77 076 393

Bracelet stainless steel Omega link bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 1998 / 849)

Diameter 39.7 mm. (bezel)

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 1861 (based on cal. 1873 by Lémania, L’Orient-de-l’Orbe, Vallée de Joux)

Dimensions 48.1 x 42.1 mm

Length 170 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives


The Extract from the Archives (No. 40 145), dated December 24, 2020, mentioned that this watch was delivered in on November 25, 2002, in England.
Omega, “Apollo XVII - Eugen A. Cernan”, Ref. SU 345.0026
Special edition commemorating the Apollo 17 mission and Eugen “Gene” Andrew Cernan (1934-2017), the last man on the moon, December 14, 1972.


*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU