Stainless Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Xi 2890.59 Chronograph Watch
An outstanding Men's Stainless Steel Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 Lunar Landing XI, Circa 1989, ref no. 2890.59, edition 1981/2000, automatic Swiss movement, 100 meter water resistant screw down case reads" THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON -FLIGHT QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS", insignia crown, tachymetric scale bezel, scratch resistant sapphire cyrstal, signed black tritium stick dial with Luminescent index hands, sweep center seconds, chronggraph registers with fully functional push buttons, signed integrated link #812 rapid folding deployment clasp band. Comes with Omega Presentation Box.
- CASE SIZE: 42mm Diameter (without crown).
- BAND SIZE: Fits up to 7-3/4 In. Wrist.
- CONDITION: Normal wear consistant with age, overall excelent working condition.
This watch was originally released in 1989 to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Apollo XI Lunar Landing. Watch has long since been completely sold out and is extremely rare being made in only 2000 individually numbered pieces.
There were actually 3 Speedmaster Versions released to commemorate Apollo XI 20 Year Anniversary of the Lunar Landing in 1989. Each of these versions can with different presentation boxes, accessories, etc. and each watch was engraved on the 9:00 side of the case differently as follows:
Version 1 made for German Market was made in 250 pieces and engraved: xxx/250 Apollo XI 1969 - 1989
Version 2 made exclusively for the USA market in only 2000 individually numbered pieces and engraved: xxxx/2000 Apollo XI 1969.
Version 3 was the most common release made for worldwide market in around 4000 pieces and engraved: Apollo XI. These watches were not individually numbered.