PROPERTY OF A CHARITABLE ESTATE
SPEEDMASTER REF 3570.50.00 'RED DOT'
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2008
Caliber: cal. 1861 manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel
Case number: 77'179'855
Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet with folding clasp stamped 1998, endlinks stamped 849
Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Accompanied by an International Warranty Card dated June, 27 2008 and Pictogram card
The case is in excellent overall condition, with hardly any scratching visible, indicative of seldom wear. The bracelet and bezel are both also in excellent condition. Back of lugs with light scratches from removal of bracelet.
The dial is in excellent overall condition, with no signs of prior restoration.
The chronograph function is operating properly, and the 'red dot' is visible from when it left the factory. 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.
The present lot, a reference 3570.50.00, is a 21st century example of the classic ‘Moon Watch’ yet the appearance is virtually unchanged from the twisted lug reference 145.012.
Inside beats the caliber 1861 which launched in 1996, an updated caliber 861 which was introduced in 1968. The present example is being offered in unworn condition.