Replica Omega Speedmaster 50, a thematic auction dedicated to the iconic Replica Omega Speedmaster watches, was held on December 15th at Christies of New York.
Drawing huge interest from fake watches Swiss enthusiasts, collectors and investors, the auction – subtitled ‘from a spacewalk to today’ – featured 50 lots in honor of the anniversary of the famous Gemini IV spacewalk by astronaut Edward White in 1965.
Though each of the 50 Speedmasters had a fascinating story to tell, two fine and rare timepieces caused quite a stir when the bidding began: the privately-flown Speedmaster, worn by Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Evans; and a Speedmaster worn by Concorde test pilot Captain Hackett.
That a Omega replica watches designed over half a century ago still generates this much excitement, is testament to its timeless design and quality. Other sport chronographs have undergone dramatic transformations, but the Speedmaster endures.