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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 157

    Omega. A fine and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with original bracelet

    SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. 2915-3, MOVEMENT NO. 16'649'286, MANUFACTURED IN 1959

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    Omega. A fine and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with original bracelet
    Signed Omega, Speedmaster, Ref. 2915-3, movement no. 16'649'286, manufactured in 1959
    MOVEMENT: manual, Cal. 321 mechanical, 17 jewels, metal dust cap
    DIAL: black, luminous baton numerals, outer fifths of a second divisions, luminous alpha hands, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, crystal etched with OMEGA symbol
    CASE: symmetrical tonneau-shaped-water-resistant- type, black bezel with tachymeter scale with Base 1000 calibrated to 300 units, screw back with engraved seahorse logo, SPEEDMASTER and OMEGA symbol, OMEGA crown, two small round chronograph buttons in the band, 39 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Omega semi-extendable bracelet with deployant clasp stamped 3/60


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    According to the Omega Archives, the present watch was shipped to Australia on 18th June 1959.
    Very rarely seen on the market and one of the scarcest references of the first Speedmasters, this 2915-3 is preserved in original condition still retaining the alpha hands, bezel, micro-size Omega logo crystal and the original Omega stainless steel semi-extendable bracelet. The present watch furthermore stands out by the very attractive dial, the black colour beautifully harmonizing with the uniformly aged luminous material to numerals and hands.
    The reference 2915-3 with alpha hands and black Base 1000 bezel is one of the rarest and most desirable configurations of the legendary reference 2915. It was made in 1959 only and can be considered a transitional model between the references 2915-2 and 2998 with which the 2915-3 shares many features.
    For further reading and an illustration of this reference see: Moonwatch Only, The Ultimate Omega Speedmaster Guide, Grégoire Rossier & Anthony Marquié, 2014, p. 248-249.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of an Important Asian Collector

    SPEEDMASTER 2915-3 ALPHA HANDS