• Lot 2083

    OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER MISSIONS COLLECTION

    SET OF 23 STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH BRACELET WATCHES WITH PLASTIC ENCASED DISPLAY CALIBRE AND SPACE SUIT SUITCASE, SPECIAL EDITION SET OF 40 MADE TO CELEBRATE THE SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

    NO. 1, CIRCA 1997

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    OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER MISSIONS COLLECTION

    SET OF 23 STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH BRACELET WATCHES WITH PLASTIC ENCASED DISPLAY CALIBRE AND SPACE SUIT SUITCASE, SPECIAL EDITION SET OF 40 MADE TO CELEBRATE THE SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY
    NO. 1, CIRCA 1997

    Calibre 1861, 18 jewels, matte black dial, small seconds, minute and hour counters, mission emblem, three-part case, brushed and polished, tachymetric bezel, screw down case back with engraved inscription "Flight-Qualified By NASA For All, Manned Space Missions, The First Watch Worn On The Moon", stainless steel Omega bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 42 mm.
    (23)


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    EUR19,500-24,000

    With Omega special presentation suitcase, certificate, product literature, plastic encased display movement and loupe.

    The present MISSIONS COLLECTION is number 1 in a limited edition set of 40 produced for commercial sale including all 22 of the Missions wristwatches and a reproduction of the original 1957 Speedmaster. Omega produced another 10 sets for non-commercial use, 5 for "Out-of-Business" and 5 for "Artist's Proof".

    By 1978 the Speedmaster had become part of the standard equipment for astronauts and cosmonauts during their missions in space. The model was worn during important missions as the Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon as well as its instrumental use in the timing of reentry for the almost disastrous Apollo 13 flight.

    Missions represented in the set are:
    Apollo 7, Apollo 8, Apollo 9 "Gumdrop & Spider", Apollo 10 "Snoopy and Charlie Brown", Apollo 11 "Columbia and Eagle", Apollo 12 "Intrepid and Yankee Clipper", Apollo 13 "Odyssey and Aquarius", Apollo 14 "Kitty Hawk and Antares", Apollo 15 "Endeavour and Falcon", Apollo 16 "Casper and Orion", Apollo 17 "America and Challenger", Gemini V, Gemini VI, Gemini VII, Gemini VIII, Gemini IX, Gemini X, Gemini XI, Gemini XII, Skylab 1, Skylab 2, Skylab 3.

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