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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 159

    Omega. A Very Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Moon Phases and Bracelet


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    Omega. A Very Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Moon Phases and Bracelet
    Signed Omega, Speedmaster, Professional, Movement No. 47'132'670, Case Ref. ST 3450809, manufactured in 1985
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 866, 17 jewels, metal dust cap
    DIAL: black, luminous baton numerals, outer fifths of a second divisions, luminous baton hands, four sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for moon phases and date, constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type, black bezel with tachymeter scale calibrated for 500 units, fluted lugs, screw back with embossed seahorse logo, SPEEDMASTER and O inscription, OMEGA crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 42mm diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    STRAP/BUCKLE: OMEGA bracelet stamped 1447, deployant clasp, overall approximate length 180 mm.

    ACCOMPANIED BY: OMEGA Extract from the Archives confirming delivery of the present watch on November 20th 1985 to Germany and an OMEGA fitted presentation box.

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    This reference is the first Speedmaster model to be produced with moon phases. To add to its allure, it was only produced in approximately 1,300 examples for three years between 1985 and 1988. In addition, the watch is fitted with a modification of the celebrated caliber 861, the 866 that included a moon phase and date complications. The present watch is made more superior by maintaining its original bracelet. This bracelet reference notifies us that it was produced towards the start of production. These early bracelets are highly rare and incredibly sought after by collectors. This reference was later replaced with the bracelet stamped 1450/808.

    A similar watch with movement number 47'132'243 is photographed and described in Moonwatch Only, The Ultimate OMEGA Speedmaster Guide by Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié, p. 336 and 337.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of an Important German Collector