Speedy of the Week: 2013 #35

Omega Speedmaster 1957 145.0052

Omega Speedmaster 1957 145.0052

Fifth Speedmaster of the Week, third one in gold – mmm…

Our weapon of choice for this week is a rare and unusual model – the 1957 Replica in 18k gold. A somewhat weird model – the original on which this model is based, the reference CK-2915, was never made in gold.. But somehow the watch above ticks a few boxes over at the SpeedyWatches.com team.. It is rare, it is wonderful, and the heft of a golden case is something that has to be experienced.. Delightful.

We’ve written a bit about the 1957 Replica before;

The Omega Speedmaster 1957 Replica was Omega’s first attempt at a Speedmaster based on a vintage model. Contrary to today’s First Omega in Space, the 1957 Replica used the same case as the regular Speedmaster Professional, but featured a stainless steel engraved bezel, custom dial (note the applied logo, vintage script and lack of Professional-wording) and so-called Broad Arrow hands – all to resemble the original CK-2915. Being a tribute to the 1957 model, it of course also lacked the text referring to the Moonwalk on the caseback.

Read the full story over here.

Picture by Antiquorum – click! Final sales prices is there as well.