Omega Speedmaster Chronograph 3592.50 'Apollo XI' (1991)

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Brand: Omega

Model: Speedmaster Professional Chronograph ref. 3592.50 "Apollo XI" (Hesalite Sandwich Model); Swiss Made circa 1991 (Serial: 48,2XX,XXX)

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down display caseback is approximately 42mm excluding the original signed winding crown

Bracelet: Original 20mm Omega 1479 solid stainless steel linked bracelet with correct signed folding clasp (square logo) and 812 endpieces; bracelet will fit up to approximately a 7.75" wrist

Movement: Omega cal. 861 manual-winding chronograph (17 jewels); Swiss Made; 21,600 BPH

Features: Pristine original matte black Tritium dial and original matching Tritium handset; original jet black "DNN" bezel (dot next to 90); gilt Omega 861 chronograph movement with 12-hour recording capability visible through "Apollo XI" display back; crisp unpolished "Professional" case with original domed Hesalite crystal; original solid stainless steel 1479 bracelet

Condition: Incredible original condition overall with only the lightest signs of wear consistent with age and careful handling; unpolished solid stainless steel "Professional" case is barely worn with sharp original finishes throughout; crisp caseback remains clearly legible and has never been opened (factory red wax seal is in tact); original black "DNN" bezel with no fading or wear; flawless original Tritium dial with all luminous material in tact and matching; flawless original Tritium handset with matching lume; clean original domed Hesalite crystal; tight original solid 1479 bracelet with some minor wear on the folding clasp

Other: If you were born in 1991, this would be a perfect birthyear watch! While vintage Omega Speedmaster watches are not exactly rare, pristine original examples like this are becoming exceedingly difficult to find. This example still has its factory red wax seal in tact on the caseback indicating that it has never been opened. It is all original down to the spring bars. We love the display back on this uncommon "Apollo XI" commemorative model, which shows off a beautiful gilt 861 movement inside. The watch is absolutely stunning on the wrist, especially in direct sunlight where the yellow Tritium patina really explodes. It keeps great time and the chronograph functions smoothly as it should. For much less than the cost of a current brand new Speedmaster, going vintage is a no-brainer - especially if you can find one like this... With all of the important Omega Speedmaster watches coming up for auction, we expect vintage prices to continue to rise.

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