Rare original TELEMETRE bezel
Dark tropical dial
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.
#19.832.xxx has case reference 2998-62, which was used at the same time as reference 105.002-62 on identical models, produced mainly in 1963. This example is characterized by an optional telemeter (units in kilometers) bezel. Its parts are conform, with the exception of the bracelet end links number 6, which are aftermarket parts.
Its condition is good, deserving a Watch Score of 8.4.
An Extra Score of 1.5 is given for the rarity of the optional bezel and the slightly tropical dial.
Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.9.
This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Expert Report.
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