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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 22

    Omega. A rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. S 105.003-64, MOVEMENT NO. 24'538'293, CIRCA 1966

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    Omega. A rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Omega, Speedmaster, Ref. S 105.003-64, movement no. 24'538'293, circa 1966
    Cal. 321 gilt-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, metal dust cap, the black dial with luminous baton numerals, luminous spade hands, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, in large tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with straight lugs, black bezel calibrated for tachymetre scale, the screw back engraved Speedmaster and with the Speedmaster logo, the crystal with the Omega logo to the centre, two round chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.

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    The present watch is from the second series of the Speedmaster Professional line, launched in 1963 and one of the two watches chosen by NASA to equip the astronauts of the Gemini and Apollo programmes. The model was fitted with a slightly larger bezel, more legible luminous white hands and a luminous arrow head to the chronograph hand. This series as well as all following Speedmaster models are furthermore distinguished by their straight lugs and highly popular amongst collectors.

    For a description and illustration of the present model see Marco Richon's Omega - A Journey Through Time, p. 599 and Omega Saga, p. 374, as well as John Goldberger's Omega Watches, p. 226.