Lot #3173 – Omega Speedmaster Galaxy Express 999 Moon Watch 3571.50.00

Estimate: $5,000.00 – $6,000.00

Limited edition men’s stainless steel Omega Speedmaster Professional Galaxy Express 999 chronograph wristwatch, ref #3571.50.00.  Limited edition of 1999 units.  Black Omega dial with luminous hour markers with three registers.  Tachymetre bezel.  Hesalite crystal.  Swiss made, mechanical manual wind movement.  Case back stamped “999,” the Maetel character, Leiji Matsumoto`s signature, and the edition number.  Comes on a stainless steel Omega bracelet with a stainless steel push button Omega deployant buckle.  The Omega bracelet is stamped 1998 / 840 with matching 840 end pieces.  Accompanied by an Omega watch box.  Approximate diameter is 42mm.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition is very good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

Limited edition of 1999 watches to celebrate the Japanese manga writer and artist, Leiji Matsumoto, known for “Galaxy Express 999.”

In 1848, Louis Brandt founded La Generale Watch Co. in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.  In 1903, he changed the name to Louis Brandt et Frere – Omega Watch & Co which was changed once more to the current Omega SA in 1982.  Throughout it’s rich history, Omega was chosen as the official watch for Britain’s Royal Flying Corps in 1917, the US Army in 1918, and most famously for NASA in 1969.  Some of Omega’s most well known models are – Omega Speedmaster Professional, Omega Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster, Omega Constellation, Omega De Ville, Omega Dynamic, Omega Flightmaster, and Omega Railmaster.  Not as widely known, Omega even created a Tourbillon in 1947.

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Brand:  Omega
Model:  Speedmaster Professional Galaxy Express 999 – Limited edition of 1999 pieces
Reference:  #3571.50.00 or #3571.50 or #3571-50-00 or #3571 50 00 or #3571/50/00
Diameter:  42mm
Dial Color:  Black
Case Material:  Stainless steel
Bezel Material:  Stainless steel
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Band:  Stainless steel Omega bracelet #1998 / 840 with Omega push button deployant buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA