OMEGA + Christie’s Preview of Omega Speedmaster 50Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by SoFlaNights.com
Eric Wind, Christie’s Vice President, Senior Specialist of Watches and OMEGA Boutique in Miami Design District hosted cocktail reception to preview highlights from the upcoming sale of Omega Speedmaster 50: From A Spacewalk To Today, thematic auction dedicated to Speedmaster to occur in New York at Christie’s on Tuesday, December 15. Eric was joined by special guests Petros Protopapas, OMEGA Museum Manger, and James Ragan, former NASA Engineer responsible for flight hardware testing.
During the 43rd anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, Christie’s will open up bidding on more than 50 Omega Speedmaster chronographs, including a watch that flew along with command module pilot Ron Evans as part of an on-board experiment, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Ed White’s famous spacewalk. Beyond the space and moon-flown timepieces, Christie’s sale includes numerous examples of the models that flew and the limited edition commemoratives Omega issued to celebrate its role on NASA’s historic missions.