OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL, APOLLO 11, 35TH ANNIVERSARY, LIMITED EDITION
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Iconeek is proud to introduce here a mint, full-set, limited edition, Speedmaster professional with « Panda » dial: The Apollo 11, 35th Anniversary.
The model is a rare and extremely fine, water-resistant, limited edition, stainless steel wristwatch with « Panda » dial, chronograph and bracelet. Made in a limited edition of 3500 pieces in 2004 to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Apollo 11, 1969 - 2004.
This stainless steel watch is asymmetric, water-resistant, with round button chronograph, registers, black bezel with tachometer and a stainless steel Omega bracelet with deployant clasp signed "Speedmaster Professional.".
The case is made of three-body, main case polished and brushed, with lyre lugs, black tachometer bezel to 500 UPH, crown and pusher with integrated guard, a screw- down case back engraved: "Apollo 11 - 35th Anniversary - Limited Edition, 3324/3500 », centered with Apollo 11 mission patch, an Eagle landing on the moon with the earth in the background. Under the hesalyte crystal, with engraved Logo in its center, a bicolor silver and black dial with applied steel baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, subsidiary guilloché black dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, and luminous steel baton hands. Inside ticks a caliber 1861, mechanical, manual winding, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement are signed. The present watch comes with all its accessories. The model is described and illustrated in Moonwatch Only, by Grégoire Rossier & Anthony Marquié, pages 376 and 377.
This model is highly appreciated by collectors, because of its two-tone dial, aka « Panda » dial, also found in the Speedmaster Special Japan (without the red inscription).
A collector hit!
Condition: 9/10, in extremely good overall condition, full-set
"On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth. After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the area around their lunar landing site for more than two hours.
When the lunar module landed at 4:17 p.m EDT, only 30 seconds of fuel remained. Armstrong radioed "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Mission control erupted in celebration as the tension breaks, and a controller tells the crew "You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we're breathing again." Source Nasa
Model: Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11, 35th Anniversary, Limited Edition, no. 3324/3500
Reference: SU 145.0227 PIC 3569.31.00
Movement no. : 77139370
Case no.: 77139370
Material: stainless steel
Dial: two-tone, silvered, three subsidiary engine-turned black register dials, luminous Baton hands
Movement: cal. 1861, manual winding, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self- compensating flat balance spring
Bracelet: stainless steel Omega, clasp ref. 1998/849 & 62, endlinks no. 849, approx. overall length 160 mm.
Water-resistant: yes, tested, 50m.
Dimensions: 42 mm. diam. Thickness 13.80 mm.
Accessories: special presentation box and outer packaging, operating instructions booklet, two extra links, international warranty card (blank), pictograms card, Certificate of Authenticity
Ref. ICO: 99-20-009E