On July 19, 2019, in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Omega watch to the moon, Sotheby’s organized a ‘Omega Speedmaster: Roundtrip to the Moon to celebrate Apollo 11 ’50th Anniversary of the Moon’ theme auction. A total of 49 lots were sold at this auction, with a total transaction price of $ 1.2 million.
The star lot for this auction is an Omega Speedmaster Ref. 2915-1 ‘Wide Arrow’ watch, which is also the first Speedmaster model in history. The production cycle of Ref.2915-1 is from 1957 to 1958. It lasts only one year and is rare and hard to find. Therefore, it is sought after and favored by collectors. Its dial layout, metal bezel engraved with a tachymeter scale, the famous Caliber321 movement, the unprotected crown, the Omega inlaid logo, and the large ‘wide arrow’ hour hand are all distinctive features that distinguish it from later .
1. Omega Speedmaster Ref. 2915-1 ‘Broad Arrow’ Stainless Steel Chronograph (No. 40, USD 250,000)
2. Omega Speedmaster Ref.145.022 AlaskaIII Prototype Stainless Steel Chronograph (No. 17, sold for $ 187,500)
3. Omega Speedmaster Ref.145.022-69 ‘Apollo 11’ Gold Chronograph (No. 13, sold for $ 68,750)
4. Omega Speedmaster Ref.2915-3 stainless steel chronograph (30th, transaction price 50,000 USD)