OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV', A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978
OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV', A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978
OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV', A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978
OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV', A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978
OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV', A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978
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OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV', A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV', A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

OMEGA

SPEEDMASTER ST 186.004 'ALASKA IV'

A STAINLESS STEEL QUARTZ DIGITAL SPLIT CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1978


Dial: black digital

Caliber: quartz movement

Case: stainless steel 

Closure: stainless steel associate buckle

Dimensions: 36 mm diameter

Signed: case and dial

Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming year of manufacture in 1978. 

Condition Report

CASE

The case is in good overall condition, with very light surface scratches visible. The case has some very minor nicks near the upper right and upper left lugs.


DIAL

The digital dial is in excellent overall condition.


MOVEMENT

The battery has been recently replaced and is presently functioning. It will require periodic replacement in the future. 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.

Saleroom Notice

Please note that the lot is not accompanied by an Extract from the Archives.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The present lot is another example of the Alaska IV prototype made for NASA in the late 1970s (see lot 18). The Alaska IV digital Speedmasters carried over similar design motifs from their mechanical counterparts with the lyre lugs and black bezel, and adding the functionality of a calendar and split seconds.


This example is one of the later batches of the prototype which does not feature a hand engraved number to the back.

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