OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MOONWATCH DE LUXE, REFERENCE BA 145.022 A LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE "APOLLO XI' MOON LANDING, MADE IN 1969" | 奧米茄 | Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch De Luxe 型號BA 145.022 限量版黃金計時鏈帶腕錶，為慶祝""阿波羅XI""登陸月球而製，機芯編號28.420.099，錶殼編號190，1969年製"
SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MOONWATCH DE LUXE, REFERENCE BA 145.022
A LIMITED EDITION YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE "APOLLO XI' MOON LANDING, MADE IN 1969
Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch De Luxe 型號BA 145.022
Calibre: cal. 861 mechanical, 17 jewels
Movement number: 28'420'099
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back
Case number: limited edition 190
Closure: 18k yellow gold Omega bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 42 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 205 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Omega travelling case. Furthermore delivered with Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1969
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial is in excellent condition. The bezel has nicely aged, with minor signs of wear on the edge and a minor hairline at "YMÉ" on the "TACHYMÉTRE" font. The case and band with little wear. The case back with minor surface wear. The original inscription is very crisp. Otherwise the watch is In excellent overall condition considering its age. The bracelet with very minor signs of wear. The folding clasp with signs of wear.
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."
Celebrating the first moon landing in history, the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch De Luxe was produced in 1969 and gifted to astronauts to commemorate this remarkable achievement. The present example is preserved in excellent condition with the burgundy bezel aging into a nice colour.
The present watch is number 190 out of 1014 pieces produced, and complete with an Omega Extract of the Archives.