Lot #3258 – Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 30th Anniversary Moon Watch 3560.50.00

Estimate: $6,000.00 – $7,000.00

Limited edition men’s stainless steel Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon 30th Anniversary Apollo XI chronograph wristwatch, ref #3560.50.00.  Circa 1999.  Limited edition of 9999 watches to celebrate the 30th anniversary (1969 – 1999) of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon.  Black Omega “SWISS MADE” dial with luminous indexes, sunken sub-dials, outer minute/seconds, subsidiary dials for the seconds, and 12-hour and 30-minute registers.  White baton hands.  Round button chronograph, engraved steel bezel with tachometer graduation to 500 UPH.  Hesalite Omega crystal.  Swiss made, mechanical manual wind Omega caliber #1861 movement.  Case back has a relief with an American eagle above the moon’s surface, APOLLO 11, and engraved “HELLO HOUSTON, TRANQUILITY BASE HERE, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED,” JULY 21, 1969, 02:56 GMT.”  Comes on a stainless steel Omega bracelet 1498 / 840.  Matching #840 end pieces.  Accompanied by an Omega watch box, an Omega certificate of authenticity with the matching limited edition number on the watch, an Omega warranty card (no longer valid), and Omega manuals.  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 Apollo XI Moon 30th Anniversary – Limited edition of 9999 pieces
Reference:  #3560.50.00 or #3560.50 or #3560-50-00 or #3560 50 00 or #3560/50/00
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 #1498 / 840 with Omega deployant buckle
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

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