A very limited and collectable Speedmaster in 18K gold.
The Omega Speedmaster is an icon in the history of watchmaking. After many tests and comparisons with the best watches, NASA picked the Speedmaster to be the watch for space missions, ultimately becoming the ‘Moonwatch’.
NASA planned another space mission for 1981, and again, the Omega Speedmaster was the watch for astronauts. For this reason, Omega did a special edition of the Omega Speedmaster in a more luxury style. This Omega Speedmaster was introduced in 1980 as a limited edition, only 300 pieces were to be made. Among these 300 18K. gold Speedmasters, 20 were executed in white gold and the other 280 pieces were done in yellow gold.
Apart from the material, Omega used more strategies to make this watch more of a luxury piece. The movement, the 861 manual chronograph movement, got a luxury twist as well. The movement was given extra jewels to make it slightly better than the normal 861 movement. The parts in the movement were given pretty details on the finish to make it look more luxury as well. After these modifications, Omega gave this movement the name 861L, only found in this limited Speedmaster. To show the customers what they really got with these changes, Omega put in a transparent glass case back so you could enjoy looking at it. This was never done before on a Speedmaster.
This watch is number 242/300 and comes with a confirming extract of the archives of Omega, making it a perfect collector’s piece. Furthermore, there are recent auction results of this watch which only confirm how special this watch is.
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