OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER, REFERENCE 2998-61, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1962 | 奧米茄 | "Speedmaster 型號2998-61 精鋼計時腕錶，機芯編號18494116，約1962年製"
80,000 - 120,000 HKD
80,000 - 120,000 HKD
SPEEDMASTER, REFERENCE 2998-61
A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1962
Calibre: cal. 321 mechanical, 17 jewels
Movement number: 18'494'116
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Closure: brown unsigned calf strap and stainless steel Omega buckle
Size: 38 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial is in attractive condition. The luminous indexes are discoloured but still react well under UV. The hands are lightly tarnished. The hour hand lumes been replaced. The insert with wear and losses throughout which can be seen with the naked eye. The case with minor polishing. The case back inscription has been partially rubbed. There is minor pitting between the lugs at 6 o'clock.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."
One of the most popular vintage Speedmasters in the world, reference 2998 was the first Omega timepiece to be worn in space, venturing on the wrist of astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. The present reference 2998-61 is an exceptional example, featuring the applied Omega logo on the dial, Alpha hands for the hours and minutes, and a small luminous spear at the tip of its chronograph hand.