Rare Omega replica watches up for sale at Christie’s

Omegas have always oozed ‘cool’, whether on the wrist of a secret agent or an astronaut – and a rare example represents prime dinner party conversation fodder, even if your guests are nowhere near as interesting. Auction house Christie’s is currently holding an online-only sale of rare examples…

Space-age Speedies

 

The online-only auction includes a selection of Omega Speedmasters and Seamasters, plus a few rarities of the Constellation variety. The headlining lots are the white gold Speedy produced in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, and a 1995 X-33 previously owned by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Zalyotin, who wore it on missions to both the Mir and International Space Stations. Considering the recent interest in genuine ‘space replica watches’, the latter might prove a particularly shrewd purchase. Also very much on the Classic Driver style radar are the ‘Anakin Skywalker’ and Chronostop Seamasters, but perhaps the most beguiling is the beautifully patinated Constellation, delivered new to Switzerland in 1954.