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    John Young's personal unflown Speedmaster Pro; the model worn first on the moon.

    Omega Speedmaster Professional Watch Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut John Young. This famous manual-winding chronograph model is best known as the "Moonwatch." Since 1965, it has been NASA's "Officially Certified Wristwatch For All Manned Space Missions" and, as such, was the first watch worn on a spacewalk and the first watch worn on the moon. As a member of the Gemini 3 crew, Young was one of the first two astronauts to be issued an Omega for an American spaceflight.

    The technical specifications for this particular chronograph are as follows:
    Model: Omega Speedmaster Professional Model 35705000 Steel Chronograph Wristwatch.
    Movement: Caliber 1861, manual winding, 18 jewels, monometallic balance with shock absorber.
    Case: Stainless steel, # 77016654, screw back with Seamaster logo, case back engraved "Flight Qualified By NASA For All Manned Space Missions, The First Watch Worn On The Moon", 42mm diameter, fixed black tachometer bezel, round push buttons, polished and brushed lyre lugs, scratch resistant Hesalite crystal.
    Dial: Black with luminous rectangle hour markers, luminous white batons, thirty minute and twelve hour registers, constant seconds, white outer 1/5th second marks.
    Band: Style 840, stainless steel with deployant clasp.
    Condition: Watch is as new.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed "John W. Young" on his personal stationery, stating: "I hereby certify that the stainless Omega Speedmaster Professional watch that accompanies this letter, although not flown, is from my personal collection."

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    8th Thursday
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