Omega. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Speedmaster, Ref: 2998-3, Circa 1960

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Lot 10
Omega. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Speedmaster, Ref: 2998-3, Circa 1960

£ 15,000 - 20,000
US$ 19,000 - 26,000
Omega. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Model: Speedmaster
Reference: 2998-3
Date: Circa 1960
Movement: Gilt 17-jewel Cal.321 manual wind, column wheel chronograph, No.17764308
Dial: Black, applied Omega logo, luminous baton hour markers, white outer 1/5th second divisions, subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, white pointed baton hands with luminous inserts, centre white chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back, inner cap, signed crown flanked by twin pushers, bezel with black calibrated insert, straight lugs
Strap/Bracelet: Associated calf leather
Buckle/Clasp: Associated steel
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 40mm

Footnotes

  • The following three watches come from a distinguished collector of pre-moon Omega watches. The special charm of the straight lugs and Alpha hands distinguish them easily from their later cousins that are still offered almost aesthetically unchanged since the case changes of the 105.012.

    The 2993-3 was produced for a very limited period at the very beginning of the 1960's in a small quantity, probably under 5000. The case is symmetrical with small chronograph pushers which was typical of the early Speedmaster production. The movement is the classic column wheel 321, reliable, robust and attractive so much so Omega have reissued a version of it in homage.
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Omega. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch  Speedmaster, Ref: 2998-3, Circa 1960
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