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'Broad Arrow' Speedmaster, Ref. 2915-1, Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch Made in 1957 | 歐米茄 | 2915-1型號「'Broad Arrow' Speedmaster」精鋼計時腕錶,1957年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 CHF

Omega

Omega

'Broad Arrow' Speedmaster, Ref. 2915-1, Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch Made in 1957 | 歐米茄 | 2915-1型號「'Broad Arrow' Speedmaster」精鋼計時腕錶,1957年製

'Broad Arrow' Speedmaster, Ref. 2915-1, Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch Made in 1957 | 歐米茄 | 2915-1型號「'Broad Arrow' Speedmaster」精鋼計時腕錶,1957年製

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 CHF

Lot sold:

327,600

CHF

Omega


'Broad Arrow' Speedmaster, Ref. 2915-1

Stainless steel chronograph wristwatch 

Made in 1957


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 321 manual winding, 17 jewels

Movement number: 15'499'392

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back

Closure: Omega Nato strap and stainless steel buckle 

Dimensions: 38 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Omega Certificate of Authenticity, service warranty card and two travel cases

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The chronograph is functioning.

CASE: is in fair and attractive condition. It presents some wear consistent with its age with scratches, dents and dings. The bezel has been replaced with an authentic service bezel that correctly matches the specifications of the original. The case back is original to this watch and carries the 'HF' signature. It presents some deeper scratches.

DIAL: is in very good condition. There are some very minute blemishes visible under close inspection. The radium indexes are original and show reaction under UV-light. The hands are original and have been relumed. The crystal with some scratches throughout.


"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 Omega Speedmaster is not only the brand's most iconic model, but it also is a watch know of all and with a long and glorious history. From its launch in 1957, the watch has positioned itself as the professional model of the brand. It was the first watch to ever be fitted with a precise tachymeter scale on the bezel as opposed to it being printed on the dial.

Soon after, the Speedmaster became the preferred watch of several NASA astronauts. While on the first manned space missions a wristwatch was not considered a necessary piece of equipment, the astronauts had to buy these watches privately instead, thus becoming the first watch to go to space. Later, when NASA decided to equip astronauts with chronograph watches, they made a selection of three watches which they tested in the most extreme conditions. The Speedmaster was the only one that survived those tests and it was declared Flight Qualified for all Manned Space missions. After many expeditions to space, in 1969, it became the first watch to be worn on the moon. The watch went on being astronauts' favorite choice for missions to space up to the present day.

The reference CK2915 is part of the first series of Speedmasters that was made and only produced between 1957 and 1959. There were three different versions in production for a total of approximately 3000 watches. This particular piece is part of the first iteration and that was only made between 1957 and 1958. 

The present watch is one of the early reference CK2915-1 to come to market. Moreover, it is part of a very limited number that were retailed in Venezuela and that do not bear the seahorse on the case back. It still retains the original hands that have been relumed. The dial is original and still retains its original radium indexes. The bezel has been replaced by an authentic matching bezel with the same specifications as the original. 

This watch is offered with an Omega Certificate of Authenticity confirming production on October 11, 1957 and delivery to the Venezuelan market and two travel cases.