Estimate: $6,500.00 – $7,500.00
Stainless steel men’s Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI Moon chronograph wristwatch, ref #3592.50.00. 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. See through skeleton case back. The case back is engraved SPEEDMASTER APOLLO XI, FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON. 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.