OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958
OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958
OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958
OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958
OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958
OMEGA |  SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958
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OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958

Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 USD

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958

Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

OMEGA

SPEEDMASTER REF 2915-2 'BROAD ARROW'

A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE IN 1958


Dial: black

Caliber: cal. 321 manual winding movement, 17 jewels

Movement number: 15'997'556

Case: stainless steel 

Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with folding clasp, endlinks stamped 6

Dimensions: 38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture on November 26, 1958 and subsequent delivery to Zaire. 

Condition Report

CASE

The case is in excellent overall condition, with some very light surface scratching visible throughout. The case, in our view, has likely never been polished. The lugs are thick and retain excellent proportions. The bezel has faded, and has two very minor dents near the 9 o'clock position. The bracelet has some minor stretch and surface scratching visible throughout.


DIAL

The dial is in very good overall condition. The hour markers and hands have aged to an attractive shade of merigold. The printing on the dial is crisp and intact.


MOVEMENT

The chronograph function is operating properly, and dustcap is still present. The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The reference 2915 as a whole was only in production from 1957-59, and therefore there are very few surviving examples.


The present lot is from the second iteration of the first Speedmaster, which is identical to the 2915-1; in fact, the only difference is the case back number as even movement serial numbers are intertwined between the two.


The early Speedmasters all had minor variations, particularly to the bezel. Some examples feature flat 3’s on the 300, some rounded, some with serifs and others without. Some of the bezels are believed to never have had the black paint applied to the numerals.


This examples survives in very good original condition with well defined thick lugs and original bracelet. The flawless dial is complemented by the rich patina to the indexes and hands.

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