Item No. 5083SH
Although the mechanical watchmaking industry has a history of progressing slowly over time, one invention carried it a giant leap, the co-axial Escapement.Considered by many to be one of the most significant watch technology advancements in the last 250 years, the co-axial escapement functions with little need for lubrication.
Until 1999, these escapements could not be found on watches selling for less than US$150,000. That all changed when Omega released to the world a new line of co-axial watches. At the forefront of these watches stand the Speedmaster Broad Arrow watches, a truly inspired marriage of form and function.
From the easily read dial and broad arrow hands to the curved brushed case-edges, this is one handsome timepiece. It exudes quality and feels both luxurious and sports-worthy. Elegant, dynamic, and extremely capable it's sure to get a second look.
This Speedmaster '57 watch, ref. 318.104.22.168.13.001, was made in a limited edition of 1957 pieces. It remains in mint condition. It is a 9.8 out of 10. The watch itself is a 9.8 or 9.9 and the band shows a slight amount of wear and is about a 9.6.
Accompanying it are its original Omega boxes, chronometer and pictograph cards, and instruction booklet. Included with the purchase is a new one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.