This auction may be of interest to some here. Omega Speedmaster - To the Moon and Back - July 19, 2019 Sotheby's Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With Auctions Dedicated to Space Exploration and Omega Speedmaster Watches Sotheby's New York is delighted to announce two auctions to be held this July in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing. "Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back" on July 19 will offer a selection of incredible Speedmaster watches – the official watch of NASA since 1965. "Space Exploration" on July 20 will feature extensive material related to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions, including flown mission artifacts and hardware. Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back will celebrate one of the most iconic sports watches ever to come to market, which was a leading choice of astronauts for more than five decades. Before sending any objects into space, NASA performs extensive testing to ensure that anything aboard a space flight will withstand the rigors of unpredictable environments. In 1965, NASA sought to find a watch properly provisioned for human spaceflight. Three watches were chosen to undergo months of testing. Omega is the only brand whose watch passed all ten tests, rendering the Speedmaster model as the official watch of NASA. The iconic watch has been bestowed upon the wrists of astronauts ever since – including all six lunar landings – and has fittingly been dubbed the "Moonwatch." 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. Exhibitions for both auctions will be free and open to the public beginning 15 July in Sotheby's New York galleries.