Omega 1st Generation Broad Arrow
Omega, “Speedmaster,” No. 15997677, Ref. 2915-2. Made circa 1958.
Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and
a stainless steel Omega buckle. Accompanied by a pouch, an Omega service invoice dated 12/28/2009 and used spare parts,
including a crystal, push buttons, crown and hands.
CThree-body, polished and brushed, tachometer graduation to 300uph on the steel bezel, screwed-down case back, dust cap.
DBlack with luminous painted baton indexes, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, subsidiary dials for the seconds,
the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous steel broad arrow hands.
MCal. 321, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating
flat balance spring.
Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 39 mm. Thickness 13 mm.
NotesLaunched in 1957 and produced for a period of only two years, the Speedmaster Ref 2915 quickly became the grail of Omega
collectors. Characterized by a special font on the dial, broad arrow hands and a steel bezel, it differed radically from its successors.
This example has recently come back from Omega Switzerland after a complete restoration and overhaul and comes with the full
set of hands originally fitted to the watch.