Stock No.

Exhibit No.4

Collection No.101

Year

1958

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, Omega-signed crown, and small pushers. Blank caseback, outer bevel engraved SPEEDMASTER, inner stamped Ω OMEGA WATCH CO, SWISS MADE, ACIER INOXYDABLE, HF (Huguenin Frères), and 2915-1. Omega-signed, acrylic polymer, Hesalite glass

Dial

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

Condition

Presented in excellent pre-owned condition, exactly as you would like to see it, ‘used’ but not abused. The matte black dial and broad arrow hands have developed a beautiful patina, while their radium has taken on a consistent, warm and dark, patina throughout. The steel Base 1000 bezel also shows signs of use, but no major flaws, and the Omega-signed crystal has been replaced in the past. The case show signs of age-related wear, but retains strength and thickness, while the original caseback has been polished. Importantly, the scarce ref. 7077 bracelet is in very good condition as is the Omega Seahorse presentation box. This first iteration Speedmaster 2915 is an exceptionally rare watch, while these do occasionally become available, being so sought-after, they are often in some way ‘flawed’ – bought by our collectors as a ‘first-owner’ watch, with its stunning dial and handset, a more pleasing and honest example would be very hard to find.

Dimensions

38.2mm diameter (excluding crown), bracelet circumference approximately 180mm

Bracelet

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

Handset

Steel Broad Arrow hour and dauphine minutes with triangular radium luminescent inserts, white flat-end counterweighted tapered chronograph seconds, and white alpha sub-registers

Accessories

Accompanied by an Omega Seahorse presentation box with beige ribbed interior, Omega Speedmaster brochure from the period, with Omega Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture on October 17, 1958 and subsequent delivery to Austria

Signed

Case, crown, dial and movement

Bezel

Stainless steel support, steel insert with black script