OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REF ST 105.002-62 'MAPIC', A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1962
Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD
SPEEDMASTER REF ST 105.002-62 'MAPIC'
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1962
Caliber: cal. 321 manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Movement number: 19’832’987
Case: stainless steel
Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
The case is in very good overall condition, with scuffing visible throughout from wear. The case, in our view, has seen some polishing, the bevels visible still. The caseback retains the original Omega Speedmaster logo with the Seahorse engraving intact.
The dial is in good overall condition. The luminous material to the indexes looks to have been removed, and the hands have had replaced lume, however not recent.
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.
The reference 105.002-62 was in production for only 6 months and was the first to adopt the new reference numbering system. The current example features Alpha hands which were on the earlier examples of the reference. It also features a 'dot-over-ninety' bezel and smaller size pushers.
The present 105.002-62 has an attractive faded bezel and patina. Because of the short production run the reference appears at market very infrequently, and the present lot offers collectors an opportunity to acquire a highly sought after Speedmaster.