Apollo 17 Flown Omega Stainless Steel Speedmaster Professional Watch and Flown Metal Attachment Directly from the Personal Col... (Total: 2 Items)
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The included flown metal attachment is 2.25" x 1" and Evans has again certified and signed it with the engraving tool: "This piece flew/ on Apollo 17/ 6-19 Dec 1972/ glued to Omega/ Watch for flow/ experiment/ Ron Evans". There is a piece of Velcro on the verso. Very fine.
The technical specifications for this particular chronograph are as follows:
Movement: Caliber 861, # 30592275, 17 jewels, manual winding, rose colored plates, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with shock absorber.
Case: Reference 145022-69 ST, three body, stainless steel, 41mm diameter, black tachymetre bezel calibrated to 500 UPH (units per hour), lyre form lugs, screw back, inner metal dust cap.
Dial: Matte black, tritium hour indexes, white minute and 1/5th of a second lines, luminous white pointed baton hands, thirty minute register, twelve hour register, constant seconds at nine o'clock, fly back center sweep second hand.
Band: Stainless steel style 1450 with Speedmaster signed deployant clasp.
Condition: Dial is very good, movement is very good and running, case and band are good overall.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Jan Evans (Mrs. Ron Evans) stating: "I certify that the stainless steel Omega Speedmaster watch and the small black metal piece that are offered with this letter were flown to the moon and used by my husband Ron Evans on Apollo 17, December 1972. At the conclusion of the flight Ron etched on the reverse of the watch: 'FLOWN IN C.S.M. TO THE MOON' and 'APOLLO 17' and his signature. On the edge of the watch he etched: 'HEAT FLOW EXPR' and '6-19 DEC 1972'. Ron has also etched directly on the black metal piece that it was 'glued to Omega watch' for the experiment. These items have been with our family since the flight."
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