Lot 73
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OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ED WHITE, REFERENCE ST 105.003-65STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCHMADE IN 1966

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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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6,250 GBP
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Description

  • Omega
  • SPEEDMASTER ED WHITE, REFERENCE ST 105.003-65STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCHMADE IN 1966
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 321 manual winding, 17 jewels Movement number: 24'004'538Case: stainless steel, screw-down back Closure: unsigned black calfskin strap with unsigned stainless steel pin buckleDimensions: 39mm diameterSigned: case, dial and movement Accessories: invoice dated 1 March 1969, Omega Extract from the Archives confirming delivery to the United Kingdom in 1966, Burrells service certificate, original hour, minute and subdial hands, original Omega hesalite crystal, incomplete original pusher parts

Catalogue Note

This third iteration of the Speedmaster, reference ST 105.003, is also known as the Ed White among watch collectors. Even though the Speedmaster was popular among many astronauts such as Jim Lovell and Eugene Cernan, it is Ed White that is most closely associated with this particular reference. Indeed, he wore his Omega during the Gemini IV mission in 1965, which saw White as the first American performing an E.V.A. (Extra vehicular activity) in space. It was only shortly after that the Speedmaster was flight certified by NASA to become the official watch for the Apollo missions and ultimately the first watch that went to the moon.
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