Omega. A Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Exceptional Grey Metallic Dial
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Omega. A Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Exceptional Grey Metallic Dial

SIGNED OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER, REF. ST 105.003, NO. 24'952'689, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

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Omega. A Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Exceptional Grey Metallic Dial
Signed Omega, Speedmaster, Ref. ST 105.003, No. 24'952'689, Manufactured in 1957
Movement: Manual, Cal. 321
Dial: Grey metallic, luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, three subsidiary dials
Case: Stainless steel, black bezel with tachymeter scale, screw back, two round buttons in the band, 39.5mm diam.
Strap/Buckle: Associated crocodile strap, associated stainless steel buckle
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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Please note the present watch was manufactured in 1967, not 1957 as stated in the printed version of this catalog.

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Lot Essay

According to the Archives of OMEGA SA, the present watch was produced in August 1967, and delivered to the United Kingdom.

This “Ed White” Speedmaster features a magnificent and extremely rare sunburst grey metallic dial preserved in incredibly excellent and condition. For collectors of rare Speedmasters, those with grey or blue sunburst metallic dials are among the most unusual and rare watches to find. The dial on this “Ed White” Speedmaster is absolutely charismatic and breathtaking. When you see a Speedmaster like the present watch with such a dial, it becomes nearly impossible to separate your eyes from looking at it or your mind from thinking about it.

These sunburst metallic dials, some of which are more blue and some of which are more grey, such as the present watch, remain shrouded in mystery for OMEGA collectors. Some appear, such as the present example, in the reference 105.003 case without “PROFESSIONAL” printed on them while others have “PROFESSIONAL” and appear in the reference 105.012 and 145.012 cases. In addition, some have “T SWISS MADE T” printed below the 6 o’clock marker, such as on the present example, while others simply have “SWISS MADE” printed in that location.

The present watch is a dream for a collector. Indeed, when assembling the OMEGA Speedmaster 50 thematic auction in 2015, on the wishlist of the Christie’s Watch Department was finding a watch like the present example. We are proud to offer one, particularly in this spectacular condition, today.

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