Lot #3192 – Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 25th Anniversary Moon Watch 3591.50.00

Estimate: $7,000.00 – $8,000.00

Limited edition men’s stainless steel Omega Speedmaster Professional 25th Anniversary Apollo XI Moon chronograph wristwatch, ref #ST345.0062.  Circa 1994  Limited edition of only 2500 watches to celebrate the 25th anniversary of astronaut Neil Armstrong`s landing on the moon.  Black Omega “T SWISS MADE T” dial with patina indexes, sunken sub-dials, outer minute/seconds, subsidiary dials for the seconds, and 12-hour and 30-minute registers.  White baton hands showing patina on the luminous.  Round button chronograph, engraved steel bezel with tachometer graduation to 500 UPH.  Omega hesalite crystal.  Swiss made, mechanical manual wind.  The side of the case is engraved “APOLLO XI 1969 – 1994.”  The case back is engraved LIMITED EDITION with the edition number out of 2500, in addition to FLIGHT-QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL THE MANNED SPACE MISSIONS, THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON.  It also has some remnants of the blue film on the word Speedmaster in addition to the red dot at the 6 o’clock position.  This is an indication that the case back has never been opened.  The back of the top left lug has a faint number engraving (possibility an inventory mark).  Comes on a stainless steel Omega bracelet #1479 with matching #812 end pieces.  Accompanied by an Omega watch box.  Approximate diameter is 42mm.

The watch 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.

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 25th Anniversary Apollo XI Moon – Limited Edition of 2500
Reference:  #3591.50.00 or #3591.50 or #359150 or #3591-50 or #ST345.0062 or #ST 345.0062 or #ST345-0062
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 #1479 with #812 end pieces and Omega deployant buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

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Omega