The Omega Ref. 145.022 yellow gold chronograph wristwatch was released in 1969 to commemorate the momentous occasion of the first humans ever to land on the moon. Produced as a limited-edition of 1014 pieces, the first 28 pieces were presented during a gala dinner held on November 25th 1969 to commemorate the first lunar landing. Each watch was engraved “To mark man’s conquest of space with time, through time, on time,” with the recipient’s name and their respective NASA missions, and were each numbered on the case back. This watch was presented to Apollo 13 Command Module Pilot John “Jack” Swigert Jr.
Jack Swigert’s Omega Speedmaster Watch will be offered as a part of Sotheby’s Important Watches auction on 9 June at Sotheby’s New York as a part of Luxury Week.