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Omega
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK DIAL AND REGISTERS REF 145.022 69-ST MVT 27325287 SPEEDMASTER CIRCA 1969
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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83
Omega
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK DIAL AND REGISTERS REF 145.022 69-ST MVT 27325287 SPEEDMASTER CIRCA 1969
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Omega
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK DIAL AND REGISTERS REF 145.022 69-ST MVT 27325287 SPEEDMASTER CIRCA 1969
• cal. 861 manual winding movement, 17 jewels • black dial, applied luminous baton indexes, 3 engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour registers • stainless steel case, black bezel calibrated for 500 units, two round chronograph pushers to the band, screw down back inscribed with "TO DAVID DAVIDSON with gratitude Michael Kapp JULY 20, 1969• case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel ref 1039 Omega bracelet and folding clasp
diameter 42 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mm
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Catalogue Note

The inscription on the caseback reads “To David Davidson With Gratitude From Michael Kapp” and includes the date of the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 20, 1969. Mr. Davidson, who treated the watch as a memento and did not wear it, willed it to the consignor, a family member.  

David Davidson was the author of five novels, as well as numerous TV dramas and documentaries. He received the watch as a gift from the record producer Michael Kapp after writing the script for a documentary six-LP album entitled “To The Moon.” Mr. Kapp both conceived and oversaw this project.

 

Michael Kapp produced recordings such as Louis Armstrong’s 1964 hit album, “Hello Dolly.”  Another 1960s Michael Kapp production was a single featuring the comic Bill Dana playing a timid astronaut named Jose Jimenez. That recording ultimately led to friendships between Mr. Kapp and several real-life astronauts, and to the production of “To The Moon,” a highly serious take on NASA crew members.

Mr. Davidson’s “To The Moon” script chronicles America’s space program on 6 LP records.

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