Stock No.

Exhibit No.12

Collection No.102

Brand

Omega

Year

1959

Movement

Calibre 321 manual winding, copper coloured, 17 jewels, 18,000 VpH, with column wheel chronograph function

Case Material

Stainless steel with symmetrical straight lugs (Type A1), with Omega-signed crown small pushers. Caseback, outer signed SPEEDMASTER, above seahorse logo, and Ω below, inside stamped 2915-3. Omega-signed Hesalite glass

Dial

Matte black, stepped, with applied Ω, and signed OMEGA, Speedmaster, PROFESSIONAL with radium hour markers, further marked SWISS MADE at the bottom

Condition

The watch is presented in very good pre-owned condition, the dial and handset are excellent and have taken on a pleasing patination, while their radium material is matching throughout and has an even and pleasing warm yellow hue. The base 1000 bezel is also in very good condition, while the case and caseback show signs of age-related wear, the lugs are thick and strong. Importantly, the rare short-clasp ref. 7077 flat-link bracelet is in very good condition – altogether, a very well presented example of this early, first series, Speedmaster reference.

Dimensions

38.2mm diameter (excluding crown), bracelet circumference approximately 175mm

Bracelet

Stainless steel no. 7077 flat-link bracelet with no.6 end links, and folding clasp signed STEELINOX, Ω  OMEGA, SWISS MADE  

Accessories

Accompanied by a red Omega presentation box with brown suede interior. Apparently, Omega have mislaid their records for this batch of watches and therefore no Extract is available

Hands

Steel Broad Arrow hours with radium triangular groove, dauphine minutes with radium triangular groove, dot counterweighted chronograph ‘lollipop’ seconds, with white alpha sub-registers

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Stainless steel support with steel insert and silver script