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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 14

    Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet

    SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, MOVEMENT NO. 24’004’240, CASE REF. ST 105.003-65, MANUFACTURED IN 1966

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    Omega. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Bracelet
    Signed Omega, Speedmaster, Movement No. 24’004’240, Case Ref. ST 105.003-65, manufactured in 1966
    MOVEMENT: manual, Cal. 321, 17 jewels, metal dust cap
    DIAL: black, luminous baton numerals, outer fifths of a second divisions, luminous baton hands, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, crystal etched with OMEGA symbol
    CASE: tonneau-shaped, black bezel with tachymeter scale calibrated to a maximum of 500 units, fluted lugs, screw back with engraved seahorse logo, SPEEDMASTER and OMEGA symbol, OMEGA crown, two wide round chronograph buttons in the band, 39.7 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel OMEGA bracelet stamped 7912 & 4/64, deployant clasp, overall approximate length 19 cm


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    According to the Omega Archives, the present watch was completed on 26th August 1966 and delivered to the United Kingdom.

    The production of reference 105.003 ran from 1964 to 1969. It is the last of the Speedmasters with straight lugs. This is the reference that passed through the NASA selection tests of 1965 to become the official timepiece of the astronauts on the Gemini missions. It is sometimes called the “Ed White” by collectors after the astronaut of the Gemini IV mission. With sub-references -63, -64 (1964-1966) and -65 (1966-1969) the reference remained unchanged until the end of production in 1969.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    SPEEDMASTER PRE-PROFESSIONAL 105.003-65