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'TINTIN' SPEEDMASTER, REF 31130423001004 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2016
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5,00010,000
Omega
'TINTIN' SPEEDMASTER, REF 31130423001004 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2016
Estimate
5,00010,000

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'TINTIN' SPEEDMASTER, REF 31130423001004 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2016
Dial: black
Calibre: cal. 1861 manual winding, 18 jewels
Movement number:
77'777'681
Case:
stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: 
77'777'681
Closure:
stainless steel Omega bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions:
42 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 195 mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories:
associated genuine leather strap, Omega guarantee, instruction manual, extra NATO strap and presentation case

Catalogue Note

Dubbed the 'Tintin', this special Omega Speedmaster reference was introduced at Baselworld 2013 and only produced for a couple of years. Originally, Omega collaborated with the family of the Tintin creator Hergé to produce a watch inspired by the comic strip series. The main character Tintin famously visits the moon with a red and white-checkered rocket, which strongly resembles the 'racing' dial present on this watch. Besides the colour pattern, a spacecraft on the dial and a special case back were equally planned for this special edition but eventually not realised for the market since the family ended the collaboration with Omega before launching the model. 

Likely stuck with a few extra dials featuring this pattern, Omega decided to release the model without any association with Tintin. Besides the dial, the watch is distinguished from regular models by the use of red paint instead of the standard black for the NASA flight-qualified engraving on the back. Not very well received by the market at the time, it was discontinued after a fairly short time and it is generally believed that only around 1'000 to 2'000 pieces of the 'Tintin' were ever produced. 

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