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Omega Speedmaster Sets a New Record at Auction in Sweden

Omega Speedmaster Sets a New Record at Auction in Sweden

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While everyone might be focused on the upcoming sale of Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Daytona (t-minus a few hours…), there are in fact still other watches trading hands around the world.

Case in point: Bukowskis auction house in Stockholm, Sweden, just sold an Omega Speedmaster ref. CK 2915-1 for $275,508, setting a new Speedy record for the reference.

The watch is incredible and the result something that would have been inconceivable a few years ago.

You can see just how sharp and crisp the case and bezel are here.

Speedmasters might not seem like rare watches, but when you get into the early executions they can be extremely hard to find, especially in good condition.

This watch is an example of the reference CK 2915-1, making it a first generation Speedy from 1958.

This means that there is of course a caliber 321 movement inside and you get all the iconic design traits like the luminous broad arrow hand, the steel tachymeter bezel, and the slim straight lug case.

If you need a full refresher, check out our Reference Points: Understanding The Omega Speedmaster for tons of info on these less-often-seen references.

While this watch is in outstanding, honest condition (despite some wear to the bezel) and is definitely a worthy trophy on its own, it’s the story behind it that sets it over the top.

The original owner’s son was recently cleaning out his attic and found the watch in a box.

It’s never been polished and has apparently has spent the last few decades in that box, remaining totally unworn.

This is a good reminder that there are still plenty of yet-unfound watches out there that will continue to come out of the shadows and surprise us for many years to come.

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This watch is a great example of an important reference in honest condition.

To see the full listing for this watch, visit Bukowskis online.

More about Omega Speedmaster Watches follow this link: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER WATCHES

This article was first published in HODINKEE :  Auction Report Omega Speedmaster Sets A New Record, Selling For $275,508 At Bukowskis In Sweden. Thank you HODINKEE ! 

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