In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Omega watch landing on the moon in July 1969, Sotheby’s is set to hold a dedicated auction of Omega Speedmaster watches this summer in New York.
The 19 July 2019 auction Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back aims to celebrate the iconic sports watch.
All of the ‘Moonwatches’ on offer, which will have the additional distinction of being vetted by Omega themselves, will be open for public exhibition in Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 15 July, alongside Sotheby’s Space Exploration auction.
Highlights of the July auction include two Reference 2915-1s – the first Speedmaster model ever created.
The sale also offers an “Alaska III” Speedmaster, made for NASA’s Space Shuttle program in 1978.
Sotheby’s says this dedicated Omega sale is an incredible way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the event that defined a generation, while paying homage to the watch that helped NASA accomplish missions for over half a century.