A small batch of 35 1:1 replica Omega Speedmasters (28 in steel and 7 in yellow gold) was flown to space and stayed aboard the MIR space station for 365 days from July 1993 to July 1994. These watches were commercialized in 1995 and sold only to VIPs of Swiss made fake Omega at the time. With only 7 examples in yellow gold, 5 on leather (like this one), and 2 on gold bracelets, saying that these seldom come up for sale is an understatement.
In addition, the best 1:1 replica Omega was bought new by the owner and kept in a safe until today. The presence of patina on the gold case attests to the unworn condition of the watch on top of the already rare, numbered edition 5/7 and the flown provenance. This top copy watch is also fitted with the special jubilee caliber 864, COSC-rated movement, which is why the dial has an extra line of text mentioning ‘chronometer’ and was reserved for a small batch of gold AAA replica Omega Speedmasters produced in the early to mid-1990s.
I believe this is one of the most collectible Omega Speedmasters fake online uk ever made. As far as I could research only 2 have ever appeared at auction and both were sold by Antiquorum. Number 4/7 in 1999 and the number 3/7 at the Omegamania sale in 2007. I have not seen one since then. After 15 years of not seeing one of these on the market, to find one in this condition and complete with the original metal briefcase, warranty, limited certificate, booklet, Moon booklet, VHS tape (don’t know where to play this), and Space Center pen, borders on miraculous.
The same collector consigned several new old stock Swiss movement fake Omegas from the same era and looks forward to strong results across the board. This is a unique opportunity and although I generally feel like I am shooting myself in the foot by talking about watches I would love to own; I don’t think my couch cushions are full enough for me to find the coins to win this one. I have a strong feeling this may end up being the most expensive gold Speedmaster ever to be auctioned. The record for a steel perfect fake Omega Speedmaster (or any Omega for that matter) stands at CHF3,115,500 (Phillips, Nov 2021, CK 2915-1)… so it may be a while before that record is broken.
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Estimate CHF 100,000 – 200,000