Important Watches: Part I

Important Watches: Part I

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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

Auction Closed

November 10, 02:59 PM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 CHF

Lot Details



'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

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.