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Speedy Tuesday - Christie's Auctions Three Rare Display Back Speedmaster Professional WatchesYou could have see clearly before here on Fratello Watches, but on May 15th, Christie's has their Rare Watches auction. Three lots for the reason that auction are pieces which you may read about in a couple of our Speedy Tuesday articles. The white and yellow gold Omega Speedmaster Professional on the 1980s and also a steel version through the 1980s. All 3 with display backs. Actually, the primary Speedmaster models having a display back. Let's have a look.Speedmaster Professional Reference 345.0808The first Speedmaster watch with display way back in Christie's Rare Watches auction catalog is this reference 345.0808 that goes back to ca. 1985. Lot 65, for being exact, was the 1st stainless Speedmaster to include a display back in reveal the hand-wound Lemania based movement. Inside, would be the Omega caliber 863. A copper colored movement that is actually merely a nicer (optical) type of the famous caliber 861. Today, the hand-wound Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch uses the successor of the movement, caliber 1861. Modern versions using a display back have caliber 1863 (with rhodium plated finish rather than the copper-colored finish).Only 1000 these replica watches are actually produced and so are numbered within the back. This reference, 345.0808, was used for well in the 1990s. However, this specific reference with a limited run of 1000 pieces was just produced between 1985 and 1988. There were other numbered editions on this model later on, though a somewhat different caseback. Making it much more confusing, the other batch of the reference with 1000 pieces only, a different caseback at the same time. It featured the 'Apollo XI' inscription aside from the text you will note about the image below (thanks Moonwatch Only).This type of Speedmaster Professional with display back was commemorating the 20th anniversary on the certification by NASA (1965). That is something we all know (it doesn't say so about the watch itself) with the text inside the original booklet that was included with these replica watches.Form individual number engraved from the caseback, you will also find it between lugs of the watch (at 12 o'clock). Christie's offers this Speedmaster Professional reference 345.0808 over a reference 1447 bracelet and comes with box and guarantee booklet. Christie's estimates this watch between 4.700 and 9.400 Euro.Speedmaster Professional Reference BA345.0802Next up is Lot 66 of Christie's Rare Watches on May 15th. This is a rare gold Speedmaster Professional that we covered here relatively often in past times. It is the watch that I was able to pull off the wrists of astronaut Thomas P. Stafford throughout an event (this is a short article I focused on his personal gold watch) as well as a watch i always bought later on myself as well. You can find supposedly only 300 these gold Speedmaster Professional replica watches from 1980, that 20 were in white gold plus the remaining number in platnium.Christie's description says that it watch was over with the 10th anniversary of Apollo XI (1969), however of the that will not make much sense (mainly because it was 11 years ago in 1980) and 2nd, the official paperwork of the watch mention the re-certification of the Speedmaster for the Space Shuttle mission as need to have this commemorative gold Speedmaster Professional. We wrote regarding the connection between this watch plus the takes space shuttle re-certification in this posting. I am a bit amazed that Christie's didn't browse the paperwork that comes with this watch. The watch does say Apollo XI 1969 for the caseback, which could have caused confusion. The paperwork does mention the Apollo XI landing, but clearly claims that the re-certification was the reason behind this 18 carat gold piece.This gold Speedmaster Professional reference BA345.0802 features a unique number engraved about the bezel on the display back pre owned breguet watches . This is no 31. From the display back, you will see Omega's caliber 861L. This is a special sort of the regular caliber 861, though a more (L)uxurious finish. It comes near the later caliber 1861 (introduced in 1997) having its rhodium plated finish. On top of that, this movement has 19 jewels instead of the - then - more widespread 17 jewels.All 280 components of this reference were produced between 1980 and 1988. I've recently seen some (German) brochures that already had this particular watch marked as 'sold out' in 1988. About 50 % on the quantity of these gold replica watches visited the German market. This particular no.31 had also been shipped to Germany in December 1981. Interesting to view is that the watch isn't a.63 and was delivered 1 year earlier for the German market. Even now, you'll find later numbers being delivered earlier towards the market, for a number of reasons (specific requested numbers, trouble with a watch over the manufacturing etc.).This piece, full of box and paperwork as well as some additional written (Toyota tows!) material and letters (authored by Thomas P. Stafford) that belongs on the watch, is lot 66 from the Christie's auction and it's estimated between 15.000 and 23.000 Euro. More information about this specific reference are also offered here.Speedmaster Professional Reference BC345.0802A reference the same as the gold model above, but BC represents white gold. This can be a very rare piece and i also have mentioned it in greater detail before (click this link). Only 20 happen to be made and that i keep wondering what number of those 20 have been left (or survived each of the economic crises where the cost of gold was interesting). Anyway, it is no. 4 of the original 20 pieces. It's really a watch with the same specifications and box, papers etc. because the yellow gold version. It is scarcer.In truth, fake rolex that is one of several coolest Speedmaster Professional replica watches I've ever kept in my hands. Not simply due to the rarity, but also due to the use of white gold or platinum for your case and bracelet. The silver-grey white gold dial is really a joy to look at and provide a terrific contrast while using black stick markers and hands . The display back unveils the caliber 861L movement, as described for that watch above.This white gold Speedmaster Professional with display back won't have the letter/booklet by Thomas P. Stafford, but comes with the black authentication certificate/booklet plus the original box. The boxes that belongs to the telltale 300 gold pieces I've never seen with any of the other Speedmaster replica watches.Christie's estimates their Lot 67 between 33 genuine rolex parts watches .000 and 51.000 Euro.Numerous the Christie's Rare Watches auction can be found on their internet site. Look for our Christie's Rare Watches and Rolex Afternoon auction preview in the following paragraphs from a couple weeks ago. replica breitling stainless steel watches
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