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Extremely rare full set
The watch is in very good condition, 100% original, but what makes it extremely interesting is the complete full set, with all the accessories and documents delivered with the watch in 1989.
Such a set is extremely difficult to find nowadays. It represents a unique opportunity for any Speedmaster enthusiast willing to complete his collection with a special model with its original set.
About the model
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, OMEGA brought out three different series in steel:
- a numbered series of 2’000 watches for the United States,
- a numbered series of 250 watches for Germany,
- a limited series of 4’000 watches for the rest of the
These three models are identical to the standard model except for the engraving on the caseband.
It is interesting to note that for the USA version the engraving is of the type xxxx/2000 for the first 1’000 or so examples and then xxxx/2000 APOLLO XI 1969 for the rest.
The watches made for the other markets have no numbers but are inscribed on the caseband only with APOLLO XI 1969. The certificate of origin, on the other hand, has an individual number, but without indicating the total produced.
Each watch was delivered in a box of precious wood with the Speedmaster medallion on the lid. The set also included a NATO-style black strap, a cloth 20th anniversary badge, and a certificate of origin with the individual number of the watch.
This series was fitted with the rare 1450/808 bracelet with semi-circular links.