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OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REFERENCE 2998-1 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1959" | 奧米茄 | Speedmaster 型號2998-1 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,機芯編號17301483,約1959年製"

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REFERENCE 2998-1 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1959" | 奧米茄 | Speedmaster 型號2998-1 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,機芯編號17301483,約1959年製"

OMEGA | SPEEDMASTER REFERENCE 2998-1 A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1959" | 奧米茄 | Speedmaster 型號2998-1 精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,機芯編號17301483,約1959年製"

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SPEEDMASTER REFERENCE 2998-1

A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1959

Speedmaster 型號2998-1

精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,機芯編號17301483,約1959年製


Dial: black

Caliber: cal. 321 mechanical, 17 jewels

Movement number: 17'301'483

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Closure: stainless steel Omega bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm

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 very attractive condition. The lumes have turned a orange brown that still react under UV. The lumes in the hands is matching the numerals. The hands have most probably been changed during a service and have oxidized throughout. The crystal is original but with some light wear. The insert with wear throughout which is consistent with the age of the watch. The case itself with only minor polishing but still retaining full proportions and surface wear throughout. The case back inscription is worn but is still visible under a loupe. The case back with light surface wear. The bracelet is worn and with surface wear throughout. The bracelet is stamped III.64 and is a reference 7912. Overall this is a very attractive watch is very appealing and charismatic condition.


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."

The successor to the 2915, the first Speedmaster reference was introduced in 1957, with the 2998 adopting a black aluminum bezel, as well as the luminous Alpha hands that were used at the end of the previous generation. The case back also moved the ‘Speedmaster’ moniker to the center, and accompanied the hippocampus and Omega logo. From 1959 until 1962, the 2998 was in production, and became the first reference of the Speedmaster to travel to space on the wrist of ‘Wally’ Shirra in 1962. 


The present example is in wonderful original condition and the lumes have all aged consistently to a warm orange.