Today's offering showcases this uncommon automatic Speedmaster, ref. 3511.80 with awesome panda dial. The case and bracelet both carry a traditional speedy look, although the bezel is of the sleeker steel embossed variety.
The black and silver so-called reverse Panda dial give it a really great look. And the luminous has nicely just begun to tone a bit giving the watch more color. This Speedy version is an uncommon one made only for the Japanese market.
It is fully original down to the Omega waterproofing seal and in beautiful condition - it presents as a 9.5 out of 10. The dial is mint, and the sapphire crystal is flawless under magnification.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It continues to keep time.
For the finished touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Photos of the inside available upon request.
In 1957, Omega unveiled a chronograph that was a true technological marvel, the Speedmaster. Its durability and accuracy would not only win it accolades around the world and the distinction of being the first watch to be worn on the moon, it would accomplish something far more important, guiding the crew of Apollo 13 safely back home after their malfunctioning electronic systems had shut down.
The Speedmaster is one of the few truly iconic chronograph watches.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the Japanese market
Serial no.: 55,081,616
Year made: c. 1998
Model: Omega Speedmaster, Ref. 3511.80
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Chronograph, Quick-Setting Date, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 39mm diameter (excluding crown), 44.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Speedmaster with logo
Case condition: A few spots of wear on the lower left side and very slight remnants of wear to the back and signs of polishing. Otherwise presents as mint. Presents as mint on the wrist.
Dial: Black with luminous baton indexes, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, outer date track, light silver sunk subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, apertures for the date, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, luminous steel “baton” hands
Movement type: Omega caliber 1152, rhodium plated, 44 hour power reserve
Band: Speedmaster, stainless steel, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.5 inches, adjustable, presents as just short of mint condition with fairly mild to moderate stretch
Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
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.