Rare steel bracelet ref. 7912/6
About this watch
The Omega Speedmaster, born in 1957, is one of the most iconic wristwatches ever produced. Since 1965, it has been the choice of space programs for over half a century and has been associated with some of mankind’s greatest space adventures, earning it the name The Moonwatch.
Naturally, beyond its professional use for more than sixty years, the Speedmaster, with its incredible history and its timeless design, has appealed to a much wider public throughout the world.
The CK 2998 reference took over from the first model, CK 2915, in 1959 and its production is estimated at 8’000 watches, divided into 8 sub-references. Its main distinctive feature is the hour and minutes Alpha hands. The CK 2998 was the first Speedmaster in space, worn by Wally Schirra as his personal watch on the Sigma 7 mission of the Mercury program in October 1962. It was also the choice of two other Original Seven astronauts: Gordon Cooper and Deke Slayton.
#17.762.xxx has case reference 2998-3 (also referred as sub-reference) and was produced in April 1961.
Its parts are conform and its condition is good, deserving a Watch Score of 8.5, plus an Extra Score of 0.5 for its unrestored condition and its overall aesthetic coherence.
Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.0.
This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Condition Report.