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Sotheby's auction - Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back | Celebrating 50 Years since Apollo 11

  1. MTROIS

    MTROIS Jun 13, 2019

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    Did you guys see that Sotheby's will hold a special thematic auction on rare Omega Speedmasters to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11?

    See here on Sotheby's directly, and also e on Hodinkee.

    When: July 19th.
    Description:
    Sotheby’s is pleased to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing with a carefully curated sale of incredible Speedmasters, entitled Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back, Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11. The Omega Speedmaster is arguably one of the most iconic sports watches to ever come to market, and was the leading choice of astronauts for more than five decades.

    Highlights of the sale include two Reference 2915-1s and an Alaska III Prototype. The reference 2915 was the first Speedmaster model ever created. The dial configuration, the tachometer scale engraved into the metal bezel, the renowned caliber 321, the lack of crown guards, the applied Omega logo, and the large “broad arrow” hour hands are all distinguishing traits that differentiate this Speedmaster from its successors. The “Alaska III” Speedmaster was made for NASA’s Space Shuttle program in 1978. The project was made to incorporate an anti-reflective crystal and easily legible dial. The black dial is specific to this watch, featuring luminous tritium, radial counters.

    These pieces are complemented by a tightly curated selection of Omega Speedmasters all vetted by the manufacture themselves. For decades, the Speedmaster has signified the kind of quality and reliability that has made it the only designated timepiece fit to wear on the moon. This dedicated Omega sale is an incredible way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the event that defined a generation, while paying homage to the watch that helped NASA accomplish missions for over half a century.
     
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  2. JanV

    JanV Jun 29, 2019

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  3. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Jun 29, 2019

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    Holy cow, what an ensemble. Makes the last x years of WoK offerings look like pig swill...
     
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  4. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jun 29, 2019

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    Is one of the 2915’s one of the posted here earlier this year?
     
  5. S.H.

    S.H. Jun 29, 2019

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    6 2915s against 4 105.003s? And the 003s don't look too spiffy to me considering the estimates, the soft grey dial looks a bit tired. Is a 003 in any state or shape considered rare now?
     
  6. Aussie Jim

    Aussie Jim Jun 29, 2019

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    wow!! This is like the Speedmaster version of Alladdin's cave. Drool worthy
     
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  7. davten

    davten Jun 29, 2019

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    Some lovely watches.
    The engraving on lot 4 (2915) though.
    “Yeah. I’ll just pop that there. All lined up neatly.”

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  8. omegaman

    omegaman Jun 29, 2019

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    Wow... exciting.

    But only two golden BA145022-69. Would have expected more in that auction.
     
  9. CJpickup57

    CJpickup57 Jun 29, 2019

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    One of my current grails:

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  10. MTROIS

    MTROIS Jun 29, 2019

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    Still much better than lot 25… :whistling:

    SKJ?? ::confused2::

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  11. jeppehh

    jeppehh Jun 29, 2019

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    Holy smokes!!!! :(
     
  12. michael e

    michael e Jun 29, 2019

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    My watch is lot 27 if anyone is in the market for the best 002 you will ever see. One of the most perfect Speedmasters I have owned. :thumbsup:
     
  13. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 29, 2019

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    Very nice & impressive Alaska III radial dial Speedmaster... ... and a few ash trays priced US $ 2000.00 each

    Edit: ... porcelain ash trays :D
     
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  14. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Jun 29, 2019

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    Was drooling over that one. GLWS!
     
  15. michael e

    michael e Jun 29, 2019

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    See it in the metal if you can, correct 7912-62 and number 6s too.

    Cheers, Michael
     
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  16. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Jun 29, 2019

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    Would love to, unfortunately on the wrong continent for that.
     
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  17. silverbitz

    silverbitz Jun 29, 2019

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    Seriously nice
     
  18. marturx

    marturx Jun 29, 2019

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    I was just going to ask how many of us here that have a Speedy listed in that auction. Myself I have 4 :)

    I think Sotheby´s made a great job with photos and descriptions :thumbsup:

    Will be great fun to watch the auction
     
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  19. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 29, 2019

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    So half the forum trying to sell to the other half, with 32% going to Sothebys.....

    :whistling:
     
  20. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jun 29, 2019

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    You’ll be busy updating speedmaster101 after this auction I bet.

    And Lot 27 looks exceptional. By rights it should set a record for the reference.
     
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