With Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with sold 18K gold dial in 1969 and its subsequent delivery to Germany.
The Omega Speedmaster Apollo XI model was created in the fall of 1969 to commemorate Apollo XI's successful moon landing on 29 January of the same year. A limited and numbered edition of 28 examples was given during a gala dinner in Houston to the astronauts having participated at this and earlier space missions, the case backs engraved with the relevant name and inscription To Mark Man's Conquest of Space with Time, Through Time, on Time.
The present watch is number 321 of the standard edition of 1,014 examples of this model, produced until 1972, the backs engraved Omega Speedmaster - Apollo XI 1969, the first watch worn on the moon and individual number.
The model is described and illustrated in Omega - A Journey Through Time by Marco Richon, p. 605, watch number 713 from this series is illustrated in Omega Watches by John Goldberger, p. 230.