Last week was extremely noteworthy closeout week. To begin with, the Omega Speedmaster CK2915-1 that sold for an over 230.000 Euro by means of the Swedish sales management firm Bukowski ( click here for our report ) and afterward there was the Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ reference 6239, claimed by Paul Newman himself, that brought an incredible $17,752,500 USD at the Phillips sell off in New York.
Another incredible watch that was sold during that Phillips sell off in New York a week ago, is the Omega Speedmaster Alaska III reference 145.022. As far as you might be concerned, was by and large this model that roused the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday that we’re so glad for, and quite a while prior we really had one in our grasp ( read our anecdote about the astronaut’s watch we’d discovered back in 2012 ). Just 56 of these watches were given to NASA, and every one of them remain(ed) NASA property. So what is the anecdote about the Omega Speedmaster Alaska III that was sold a week ago? Let’s have a nearer look.
Omega Speedmaster Alaska III
A piece of foundation story to the Omega Speedmaster Alaska III may be useful. For the upcoming Space Shuttle missions, NASA composed another delicate for a chronograph wristwatch that space travelers should wear during Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVA). Omega submitted three looks for NASA to test, the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 (with type 861), an Omega chronograph ref.11003 and the Speedsonic with tuning fork development. It was on November second in 1978 that NASA qualified the Omega Speedmaster Professional again, to be the authority piece of gear for astronauts.
The watch that Phillip’s sold isn’t one of the 40 additional dials, yet in addition not one of the 56 pieces that were given to NASA in 1978. In reality, it is one of the only four ‘extras’ that Omega made in those days. How might you tell? All things considered, the 56 issues Omega Speedmaster Alaska III watches have, other than an engraved NASA inner item number, likewise an interior chronic number. A 4-digit number that was engraved just underneath the item number. On Furrer’s watch that we had in 2012, we obscured it for legitimate reasons, however it was plainly there. On this Phillips watch, there’s just the item number. A super uncommon piece, less accessible than the ones from NASA.
Keep as a top priority however, that the 56 pieces that were given by NASA, can not be sold or exchanged available. These are government property and treated all things considered. In the event that you at any point come across one, handle it with care and intelligence, before you know there are some dark helicopters orbiting over your home. I’m not totally sure if NASA has each of the 56 in their ownership, as the one we had plainly wasn’t at the time.
Including top notch, this Omega Speedmaster Alaska III sold for a whopping $187,500 USD. Closeout data and result can be found . Envision the amount one of the 56 gave Omega Speedmaster Alaska III watches would fetch.