Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - Modified on Thursday, 27 April, 2017 at 2:18 pm
Since its inception in 1957 the Speedmaster collection has wowed many international celebrities and in 1969 the Omega Speedmaster made its mark in history as the first watch to be worn on the moon. The famous Speedmaster Master Professional “Moonwatch” accompanied the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and has remained the only watch to worn on the lunar surface.
Omega also has a long association with the Movie Industry. Perhaps one of the most well known personal introductions uttered on film by that most well known of international spys “James Bond”. Men want to be him, women want to be with him and some of us want to wear his watches!
Since his first film appearance in “Dr No” Bond has been linked to wrist watches. He has worn Rolex, Breitling, Hamilton, Seiko and Omega during his film career. Special edition watches celebrating the franchise have been released and those appearing in earlier films are in high demand by watch enthusiasts.
The military also has a long association with Omega, the Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as its official timekeepers for its combat units, as did the American Air Force in 1918. The iconic black faced watch with the military insignia are highly sort after and we have had some tremendous results in 2014.
The other iconic watch associated with films and speed is the Breitling and we were delighted to sell this for £4200.
A Laco WWII Beobachtungsuhr Pilots wristwatch, on an oversized brown leather strap, having black dial with two Arabic numeral rings, luminous hands case and back stamped FL23883 and H6510, inner back inscribed Beobachtungsuhr Bauart: Laco-Durowe, Gerat Nr 127-560 B-1 Werk Nr 6510, Anforderz F123883, Montage: Wempe, movement stamped Laco 22 Steine 06510, approximately 5.5cm diameter sold on the 12th December 2016 for the hammer price £2,600.
A Gentleman’s stainless steel Omega Cosmic wristwatch sold in our most recent sale 22nd March 2017 for the hammer price £1,200 and a Gentleman’s stainless steel British Military Omega RAF Pilots wristwatch sold for the hammer price £500.
Our next Fine Art & Collectors Sale to include Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Ceramics, Glass, Cameras, Technology, Toys & Trains, Stamps, Coins, Wines & Whisky, Books etc will be held on Wednesday 29th June.
Forthcoming Sale Dates
27th January: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sale days: from 8.30am
17th February: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sale days: from 8.30am