Lot #3210 – Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 Moon Watch ST145.022

Estimate: $6,000.00 – $7,000.00

Limited edition men’s stainless steel Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI 1969 Moon chronograph wristwatch, ref #145.0022.  Circa 1989.  Limited edition of only 2000 watches to celebrate the 20th 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 with some loss of luminous on the hour hand.  Round button chronograph, engraved steel bezel with tachometer graduation to 500 UPH.  Omega hesalite crystal.   Swiss made, mechanical manual wind Omega caliber 861 movement.  Comes on a stainless steel Omega bracelet #1479 / 812.  Matching #812 end pieces.  Accompanied by a fitted wood Omega watch box, certificate, and manual. Approximate diameter is 42mm.

The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition is 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 Apollo XI Moon – Limited edition of 2000 pieces
Reference:  #ST145.022 or #ST 145.022 or ST145 022 or #ST145-022 or ST 145 022
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 / 812 with Omega deployant buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

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