The world of horology together with the famous Phillips Auction House in Geneva keeps surprising us and adding new records, that’s what happened once again the last week, with the auction of an Omega Speedmaster CK2915-1 sold by CHF 3,115,500 making it the most expensive Omega ever.
This Omega Speedmaster CK2915-1 features a beautiful tropical dial, the result of sun exposure over the years it has been used frequently by its former owner, making it a vibrant milk chocolate shade that perfectly matches the luminous material of the dial and of the hands whose age effect made them an attractive golden tone.
The first generation of the reference CK2915 was produced between 1957 and 1959, in three different interactions, making the CK2915-1 one of the first and most collectible Speedmaster models.
This specific model has some unique features that distinguish it from more recent generations, such as the large “Broad Arrow” minute and hour hands, the metal bezel with a tachymeter scale, the oval “O” by Omega on the dial, and the first Speedmaster to be powered by Caliber 321.
Finally, it should be noted that the proud new owner also received an Omega “Extract from Archives” confirming the production of that specific watch on November 22, 1957.
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