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Auction Ended
05/17/22
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Lot #1436

Omega Speedmaster 3570.40 Racing Dial Japan Edition

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Introduction

Famed as the watch that was first worn on the moon during the Apollo moon landings, the Omega Speedmaster has long been known as one of watchmaking's most iconic timepieces. However, while its claim to fame is legendary, it was not originally conceived as a watch for space. Instead, it was a watch designed for race car drivers, hence its name. Launched in 2004 as a Japan-only edition of 2004 pieces, the ref. 3570.40 that we have here is a racing dial variant of the Speedmaster that swaps the Moonwatch's typically refined monochromatic dial for a dial with a little more personality. Based on the 1968 racing dial Speedmaster, the ref. 3570.40 features a manual-winding movement, orange chronograph hands, and a red dial periphery with red five-minute markers that embody the colorful spirit of the 1960s that improve legibility. Linked to the Speedmaster's lesser-known heritage, the ref. 3570.40 is a wonderfully unique watch that will certainly be a fantastic addition to a Speedy fan's collection.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$10,000 – $15,000

The Details

Brand

Omega

Dimensions

42mm

Model

Speedmaster

Movement

Manual-wind cal. 1861

Reference

3570.40

Bracelet

Stainless steel bracelet

Year

2004

Condition

Near-MInt

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Featuring a typical Speedmaster black dial the ref. 3570.40 features a rather unique red ring along its periphery with orange markers punctuating every five-minute mark and bright orange chronograph hands for optimum legibility.

THE DESIGN

An iconic timepiece that needs no introduction, the Speedmaster's 42mm case is as it always has been with its famed lyre lugs and robust design.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition, with only minor surface wear evident. Dial shows no signs of ageing or damage, and the bezel is in similar condition. The bracelet is full length, having 19 links, 7 of which are removable. It exhibits very little stretch and the watch is complete will all accessories.

Our Perspective

A wonderfully unusual watch that was only released in Japan, this is a wonderful opportunity to grab a highly desirable and rare variant of the Speedmaster that plays on the timepiece's original design inspiration and use case, car racing. Many examples typically seen on the market are dial swaps or conversions, and it is quite unusual to be able to find an original one as born with box and papers in this condition.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1436

Omega Speedmaster 3570.40 Racing Dial Japan Edition

Sold

$14,000

Ended
05/17/22