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'ED WHITE' SPEEDMASTER, REF 105.003-63 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1963

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Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 CHF

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR

Omega

Omega

'ED WHITE' SPEEDMASTER, REF 105.003-63 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1963

'ED WHITE' SPEEDMASTER, REF 105.003-63 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1963

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 CHF

Lot sold:

6,930

CHF

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR

Omega


'ED WHITE' SPEEDMASTER, REF 105.003-63

STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

CIRCA 1963


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 321 manual winding, 17 jewels

Movement number: 20'522'156

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back  

Dimensions: 40 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none


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The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The chronograph function is working properly. The dial is in good overall condition. The lumes has faded and with losses but still reacts under the UV light. The luminous material on the hands has turned in a warm sand colored patina that is different to the numerals. The plexi glass with very minor signs of wear. The case with minor signs of surface wear and minor polishing. The bezel with minor surface wear. The band with very minor signs of wear. The case back with surface wear throughout and some very minor scuffing. Otherwise in very honest and original 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. Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The reference 105.003 was in fact produced in three almost identical iterations over the course of five years: the -63, -64 and -65. The 105.003-63 stood as the first production batch between 1964 and 1966 and bears a serial number range between 20.520.xxx to 20.522.xxx. Its design is extremely similar to the outgoing reference 105.002-62 with a set of straight lugs, no crown guards and the permanent addition of the trademark baton hands for an increased contrast with the black matte dial. This dial and hands combination, even if sporadically seen on late references 105.002-62, had interestingly already been officially introduced a couple months before in early 1964 with the first Professional Speedmaster ref. 105.012.