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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 61

    Omega. A fine and rare platinum limited edition water-resistant skeletonized chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL APOLLO XI, 1969-1994, NO., REF. AT 145.0063, MOVEMENT NO. 74'100'003, CASE NO. 145.0063, MANUFACTURED IN 1994

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    Omega. A fine and rare platinum limited edition water-resistant skeletonized chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Omega, Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI, 1969-1994, No., ref. AT 145.0063, movement no. 74'100'003, case no. 145.0063, manufactured in 1994
    Cal. 867 finely hand-skeletonized nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the skeletonized dial with applied baton numerals on outer silvered matte chapter ring, blued steel hands, three subsidiary dials indicating for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, in large tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with engraved inscription Apollo XI 1969-1994 to the left side, black bezel calibrated for tachymetre scale, fluted lugs, two round chronograph buttons in the band, glazed display screw back, 18K white gold Omega deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Omega Certificate dated 9 March 2008 confirming production of this watch in 1994 and its sale to the Swiss market on 27 May 1994.

    The present watch is the third example of the limited edition of 50 pieces made exclusively in platinum, hand-skeletonized by Armin Strom, and launched in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first man to walk on the moon during the celebrated Apollo XI mission.

    On 21 July 1969, Neil Armstrong wore a Speedmaster on his wrist while becoming the first human to walk on the surface of the moon, pronouncing the memorable words "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" as he dropped from the ladder of his spacecraft to make the first human footprint on the lunar surface.

    The present model is extensively described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 627.

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