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1121. Omega A very fne and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet 歐米茄,「Speedmaster」型號105.012-66,精細,精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶, 1967年製。附後補證書

Manufacturer Year

Omega 1967

Reference No. Movement No. Model Name Material Calibre

105.012-66 24’953’710 Speedmaster Stainless steel Manual, cal. 321, 17 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Omega bracelet, endlinks stamped “516”, max length 190mm Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Omega deployant clasp stamped “1067” and “1.72” Dimensions 42mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate

HKD 70,000-120,000 USD 9,000-15,400 Accessories Further accompanied by Omega Extract of the Archives confrming its production on August 8, 1967 Literature For other examples of the reference 105.012 see OMEGA, A Journey Through History by Marco Richon, 2007.

The Omega reference 105.012-66 was released in 1964 and has been afectionately named the “Moonwatch” as lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin wore this model on his space mission, which landed himself and Neil Armstrong on the moon for the frst on July 20, 1969. The reference was the frst to feature the “Professional” signature on the dial and became one of the leading watches wore by NASA astronauts during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Manufactured in 1967 and sold to Japanese market, the present example is in lovely original condition with unpolished case and a dial that has aged with beautiful brownish yellow lume plots. The “lyre” style case by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle, has strong proportions and facets and features the correct “dot over 90” bezel. The Speedmaster is a must have watch amongst collector today and this example is sure to impress savvy buyers for its originality.

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