1966 Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch for Auction. 20.09.2023. Guide Price £1000 - £2000.
For auction on Day 2 of this months sale on Saturday 30th September 2023 is this fantastic Omega watch.
A Video showing the watch working is available at https://youtube.com/shorts/Oh-1u2sVzuI?feature=share
Made famous from the Apollo 11 moon mission, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch was the first watch worn on the moon. earning it a special place in horological history.
In today’s hi tech world of Smartwatches, a reliable wrist watch is not a major consideration however back in the 1960’s a well built watch could be the difference between life and death and that was the thinking of NASA for the Apollo 13 space mission.
Leading up to the United States moon landing, NASA was sourcing the best equipment that it considered safe and reliable to accompany their astronauts to space with backup's and failsafe's the order of the day. NASA wanted their astronauts to take into space a watch able to provide accurate time with a 12hr timing function, distance calculator and speed calculator under the harshest of conditions and tested all of the high end watches of the day for extreme temperatures exposure, simulated changes in gravity, shock resistance, acceleration, decompression, and high pressure. The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch was the only watch to pass all the required tests.
The watch is to be auctioned on the second day of our 2 day sale to take place on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2023.
Day 1 - Friday 29th September starting at 10:30am will be a special storage clearance sale of Plant, Machinery, Vehicles, Tools, General Equipment and Construction Materials called on behalf of Crestmoor Group to be held at their Head Offices at Brandywell Farm, Higher Holton, Wincanton. BA9 8AP.
There are approximately 300 lots on offer which include Commercial Vehicles and plant including a17 Seat Minibus and Safety Boat, classic cars for restoration including a VW Golf and Ford XR3i, Power Tools, Construction Materials, Wooden Fencing and Gates and much more.
Viewing for the Crestmoor Sale will be on Viewing Thursday 28th September 2023 between 10am and 4pm and on the day of the sale.
Day 2 - Saturday 30th September starting at 10:30am will be our General Sale of Good quality House Clearance, Jewellery, Antiques and Collectables.
Viewing for the General Sale will take place at the Wincanton Auctions Salerooms from 10am-4pm on Friday 29th September and on the day of the sale.