23 Omega

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.

Grading System

Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-55-02

Very good

Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Service hands

Estimate:

USD 8,000 - 12,000
EUR 6,500 - 9,500
CHF 9,000 - 13,000
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details:

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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.

Notes

Launched 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.