OMEGA SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL APOLLO XI
– 25TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION
A very fine and rare piece since its’ production run numbered only 500 units in 1994, this Speedmaster Apollo XI 25th Anniversary was presented in 18K white gold in company with a white gold deployment clasp.
As with the standard Speedmaster, it featured a black bezel with tachometer scale but additionally bore a screw-in sapphire crystal caseback with a numbered engraving which read “ Speedmaster Professional – Limited Edition ”. The silver dial had applied silver and black baton indexes along with sunken counters for the continuous seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers. The outer minute track was graduated to 1/5th of a second. Curiously the legend “Chronometer” appears in the dial of the watch and raises the real possibility that the cal 864 from which was derived its’ power may have been chronometer-certified.
The unique cal864 which was a derivative of the cal 863 with rhodium-plating, 17 jewels and straight-line lever escapement and launched in 1992.
Pictures – antiquorum.com
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