Lot #5641 – Rare and Unusual Omega Speedmaster Date Watch 3511.81

Estimate: $5,500.00 – $6,500.00

Brand:  Omega
Model:  Speedmaster Special Edition Japanese Market
Reference:  #3511.81.00 or #3511.81 or #3511-81-00 or #3511-81 or #35118100 or #351181
Diameter:  38mm
Dial Color:  Cobalt blue with gold hour markers
Case Material:  Stainless steel
Bezel Material:  Stainless steel
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Automatic
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Band:   Brand new, unworn Tokki Project leather strap with a stainless steel Tokki Project tang buckle
Box:  No
Papers / Warranty card:  No
Accessories:  N/A
Condition:  The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  The overall condition of the watch 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.
Special Notes:  Extremely rare Omega Speedmaster date chronograph with a Cobalt blue dial.  The Cobalt blue dial was made for the Japan market.  Many people mistaken a regular Omega Speedmaster with blue dial reference 3511.80 for the rare Omega Speedmaster with a Cobalt blue dial reference 3511.81.00.  The most obvious difference in the two models is that the rare Omega reference 3511.81.00 is a rich Cobalt blue with gold hour markers and hand.  The regular production Omega Speedmaster reference 3511.80 has a blue dial with silver tone hour markers and hands.
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

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 Special Edition Japanese Market
Reference:  #3511.81.00 or #3511.81 or #3511-81-00 or #3511-81 or #35118100 or #351181
Diameter:  38mm
Dial Color:  Cobalt blue with gold hour markers
Case Material:  Stainless steel
Bezel Material:  Stainless steel
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Automatic
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Band:   Brand new, unworn Tokki Project leather strap with a stainless steel Tokki Project tang buckle
Box:  No
Papers / Warranty card:  No
Accessories:  N/A
Condition:  The watch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  The overall condition of the watch 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.
Special Notes:  Extremely rare Omega Speedmaster date chronograph with a Cobalt blue dial.  The Cobalt blue dial was made for the Japan market.  Many people mistaken a regular Omega Speedmaster with blue dial reference 3511.80 for the rare Omega Speedmaster with a Cobalt blue dial reference 3511.81.00.  The most obvious difference in the two models is that the rare Omega reference 3511.81.00 is a rich Cobalt blue with gold hour markers and hand.  The regular production Omega Speedmaster reference 3511.80 has a blue dial with silver tone hour markers and hands.
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

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