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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 17

    Omega. A fine and very rare 18K gold limited edition chronograph wristwatch with gold dial

    SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL "MOONWATCH" APOLLO XI 1969, NO. 281, REF. 145.022 69, MOVEMENT NO. 28'422'110, MANUFACTURED IN 1969

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    Omega. A fine and very rare 18K gold limited edition chronograph wristwatch with gold dial
    Signed Omega, Speedmaster Professional "Moonwatch" Apollo XI 1969, No. 281, Ref. 145.022 69, movement no. 28'422'110, manufactured in 1969
    MOVEMENT: manual, Cal. 861, 17 jewels, metal dust cap
    DIAL: 18K gold, applied black and gold square numerals, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, crystal etched with OMEGA symbol
    CASE: tonneau-shaped, burgundy bezel with tachymetre scale, screw back with engraved inscription Omega Speedmaster - Apollo XI 1969 - The First Watch Worn on The Moon No. 281, 42 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement


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    According to the Omega Archives, the present watch was completed on 4th December 1969 and delivered to the United States.

    The Omega Speedmaster Apollo XI model was created in the fall of 1969 to commemorate Apollo XI's successful moon landing. A limited and numbered edition of 28 examples was given during a gala dinner in Houston to the astronauts having participated at this and earlier space missions, the case backs engraved with the relevant name and inscription To Mark Man's Conquest of Space with Time, Through Time, on Time. The present watch is number 145 of the standard edition of 1,014 examples of this model, produced until 1972, the backs engraved Omega Speedmaster - Apollo XI 1969, the first watch worn on the moon and number.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    GOLD SPEEDMASTER 145.022 69 APOLLO XI TRIBUTE