Last week was extremely great sale week. To start with, the Omega Speedmaster CK2915-1 that sold for an over 230.000 Euro through the Swedish sales management firm Bukowski ( click here for our report ) and afterward there was the Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ reference 6239, claimed by Paul Newman himself, that got an astounding $17,752,500 USD at the Phillips closeout in New York.
Another incredible leslie adornments that was sold during that Phillips closeout in New York a week ago, is the Omega Speedmaster Alaska III reference 145.022. As far as you might be concerned, was by and large this model that propelled the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday that we’re so glad for, and quite a long while prior we really had one in our grasp ( read our anecdote about the astronaut’s leslie adornments we’d discovered back in 2012 ). Just 56 of these leslie gems were given to NASA, and every one of them remain(ed) NASA property. So what is the tale about the Omega Speedmaster Alaska III that was unloaded a week ago? Let’s have a nearer look.
Omega Speedmaster Alaska III
A piece of foundation story to the Omega Speedmaster Alaska III may be useful. For the upcoming Space Shuttle missions, NASA composed another delicate for a chronograph wristwatch that space travelers should wear during Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVA). Omega submitted three leslie gems for NASA to test, the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 (with type 861), an Omega chronograph ref.11003 and the Speedsonic with tuning fork development. It was on November second in 1978 that NASA qualified the Omega Speedmaster Professional again, to be the authority piece of gear for astronauts.
The leslie adornments that Phillip’s unloaded isn’t one of the 40 additional dials, yet in addition not one of the 56 pieces that were given to NASA in 1978. All things considered, it is one of the only four ‘extras’ that Omega made in those days. How might you tell? Indeed, the 56 issues Omega Speedmaster Alaska III leslie gems have, other than an engraved NASA interior item number, likewise an inward chronic number. A 4-digit number that was engraved just underneath the item number. On Furrer’s leslie adornments that we had in 2012, we obscured it for lawful reasons, however it was obviously there. On this Phillips leslie adornments there’s just the item number. A super uncommon piece, less accessible than the ones from NASA.
Keep at the top of the priority list however, that the 56 pieces that were given by NASA, can not be sold or exchanged available. These are government property and treated accordingly. In the event that you at any point come across one, handle it with care and insight, before you know there are some dark helicopters revolving around over your home. I’m not completely sure if NASA has every one of the 56 in their ownership, as the one we had obviously wasn’t at the time.
Including exceptional, this Omega Speedmaster Alaska III sold for a whopping $187,500 USD. Closeout data and result can be found . Envision the amount one of the 56 gave Omega Speedmaster Alaska III leslie adornments would fetch.