Omega. A Fine Yellow Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch Commemorating the Apollo XI Moonlanding in 1969, With box and extract

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Lot 1176
OMEGA. A Very Fine And Rare Limited Edition Yellow Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch, Commemorating the Apollo 11 Space Mission And The Successful Moon Landing in 1969

Sold for HK$ 525,625 (US$ 67,133) inc. premium
OMEGA. A Very Fine And Rare Limited Edition Yellow Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch, Commemorating the Apollo 11 Space Mission And The Successful Moon Landing in 1969
Model/Reference: Speedmaster Professional 'The First Watch Worn On The Moon'/145.022-69
Movement No: 28422487
Year: Circa 1969
Calibre: 861, manual wind
Dial: Brushed champagne with engine turned subsidiary dials, signed
Case: 42mm, rose/burgundy bezel insert with dot over 90, inner cap, screw back, signed
Strap/Bracelet: Gold Omega link with folding clasp
Accompaniments: Omega rare vintage silver presentation box

Footnotes

  • 歐米茄,「Speedmaster Professional - 第一只登月腕錶 」,限量1014只,極罕有精美黃金手動上弦計時鏈帶腕錶,為1969年阿波羅11號登陸月球第一代限量紀念版,約1969年。配原廠古董錶盒及後補證書。

    The Omega Speedmaster Professional was produced in the momentous year of 1969, in 18k yellow gold as a limited edition to commemorate Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's successful Moon walk during the Apollo 11 mission on the 21st of July 1969. After outperforming two other watches under rigorous testing and extreme, harsh conditions, NASA certified the Omega Speedmaster Professional to accompany the Apollo 11 astronauts, becoming the first watch to be worn on the moon.

    Subsequently known as the "Moon Watch", the Omega Ref. 145.022 Speedmaster Professional was produced in a limited edition of 1,014 pieces in 18k yellow gold that were first presented at a banquet held in Houston on 25th November 1969. The first two watches (No. 1 & 2) were first offered to the President and Vice-President of the United States, who politely declined the gift and these two watches are now housed in the Omega Museum. Various astronauts and NASA-affiliated persons received limited edition numbers 3 to 32 (and 1001 to 1014 at a subsequent date) engraved with their respective names. Numbers 33 to 1000 were offered for sale to the public and were inscribed "The First Watch Worn on the Moon."

    The limited edition evolved with three case back variations and two dial versions; early examples (approximately the first 100) feature a thin, unpainted engraving, followed by a thick, unpainted engraving (such as the present lot) and finally a burgundy-painted engraving. The earlier dial versions present an oval-shaped 'O' for Omega whilst later examples exhibit a rounded 'O' (such as the present watch).

    The present example of the commemorative gold Omega Speedmaster Professional, numbered 518, is in excellent condition and is an incredible rarity for any astute collector of vintage timepieces. Characterised by its burgundy bezel, gold dial, onyx markers and brushed gold bracelet, the present lot has been exceptionally preserved and is virtually unworn.

    Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the first Moon landing in 2019, the unearthing of such a magnificent example is most fitting for this special anniversary year of Omega and is bound to garner significant interest from connoisseurs.

    奧米茄「月球錶」:限量版Speedmaster Professional超霸腕錶

    此枚奧米茄Speedmaster Professional超霸腕錶為登月壯舉紀念版,於劃時代的1969年面世。當年的月球錶通過極端環境的嚴格測試,表現驕人可靠,從另外兩款候選腕錶中脫穎而出,入選阿波羅11號登月任務,成為太空人艾德林及岩士唐的指定配錶,參與7月21日的歷史性月球漫步,一舉成名。

    奧米茄145.022型號Speedmaster Professional 18K黃金版超霸限量1,014隻,1969年11月25日首次在候斯頓盛宴上面世,首兩枚(序號1及2)原為送贈當時的美國總統及副總統,但皆被婉拒,現藏於奧米茄博物館。而序號3至32(及稍後之序號1001-1014)則刻名贈與多位太空人及美國太空總署相關人仕。而序號33至1000則刻上「首款登上月球的手錶」字樣 。

    限量版包括三款錶殻及兩款錶面,約首100枚則有未上色的淺雕刻,其後一批則為深未上色雕刻(此拍品),最後則為葡萄色雕飾。較早的錶面的奧米茄標誌「O」字母為楕圓型,而之後的則為圓型(此拍品)。

    此枚金奧米茄超霸Speedmaster Professional編號518,保存狀況極佳,在古董腕錶中至為難求。葡萄色表背、黃金錶面、瑪瑙刻度及拉絲金表帶,絕少配載,屬於「全新」等級。

    2019年正值人類首次登月50週年,這枚於奧米茄的歷史時刻現身拍場,勢將大受收藏家注意。
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Omega. A Fine Yellow Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch Commemorating the Apollo XI Moonlanding in 1969, With box and extract
Omega. A Fine Yellow Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch Commemorating the Apollo XI Moonlanding in 1969, With box and extract
Omega. A Fine Yellow Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch Commemorating the Apollo XI Moonlanding in 1969, With box and extract
Omega. A Fine Yellow Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch Commemorating the Apollo XI Moonlanding in 1969, With box and extract
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