This stunning watch is one of a limited edition mission series produced by Omega to commemorate the space missions from 1965-1966.
The Omega Speedmaster Professional seen here is the Gemini XI limited edition for the ninth manned spaceflight mission of NASA’s Project Gemini, which flew from September 12 to 15, 1966.
The two astronauts Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr. and Richard F. Gordon, Jr. performed the first-ever direct-ascent (first orbit) rendezvous with an Agena Target Vehicle, used the Agena rocket engine to achieve a world record high-apogee earth orbit, and created a small amount of artificial gravity by spinning the two spacecraft connected by a tether. Gordon also performed two extra-vehicular activities for a total of 2 hours and 41 minutes.
A beautiful Omega watch with the Gemini X1 commemorative symbol at 9 o’clock.
I have seen these watches sell for £4,000+ with box and papers and although this one has its original Missions inner and outer box the papers are missing. 100% guaranteed authentic however and as one of the most sought after of Omega’s limited editions the price makes this a bit of a bargain!
Omega Speedmaster Professional For Sale – Gemini XI Limited Edition Mission Series
Dial & Hands: Beautiful black Omega dial with sub dials for the seconds with Gemini Xi mission patch, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous white “baton” hands & white chronograph hand.
Case & Caseback: Clean unpolished case with famous Omega Hippocampus sea monster engraving “Flight-Qualified By NASA For All Manned Space Missions – The First Watch Worn On The Moon”.
Bracelet: Original Omega stainless steel bracelet and secure Omega detailed clasp.
Movement: Calibre 1861, rhodiumplated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Movement keeps great time and all hands reset as they should.
Box & Papers: Original outer box and limited edition inner Missions box. No papers
Price: £ Sold
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