View 1 of Lot 3. OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 2998-1, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1959   .
View 1 of Lot 3. OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 2998-1, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1959   .
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OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 2998-1, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1959

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 2998-1, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1959

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF 2998-1, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1959

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

40,000

USD

OMEGA

SPEEDMASTER REF 2998-1

A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1959


Dial: black

Caliber: cal. 321 manual winding movement, 17 jewels

Movement number: 17'301'094

Case: stainless steel 

Closure: stainless steel Omega buckle 

Dimensions: 38 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture on December 29, 1959 and subsequent delivery to Panama. 

The successor to the 2915, the first Speedmaster reference introduced in 1957, the 2998 adopted the black aluminum bezel fully as well as the luminous Alpha hands that were used at the end of the previous generations’ run. The case back also moved the ‘Speedmaster’ moniker to the center, and accompanied the hippocampus and Omega logo. From 1959 until 1962 the 2998 was in production, and became the first reference of Speedmaster to travel to space on the wrist of ‘Wally’ Shirra in 1962. The present lot has an attractive matching cream patina to the original hands and dial.