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08/03/22
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Lot #1572

Omega Speedmaster Professional Silver Snoopy Award 45th Anniversary

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Introduction

Following Omega’s contribution to the safe return of the “successful failure” Apollo 13 mission (after the mission had to be aborted), NASA awarded Omega with their Silver Snoopy Award on the 5th of October, 1970. This was for their exceptional contribution to the success of what would have otherwise been a tragedy should the crew not have had their Speedmasters with them to time their re-entry into Earth’s orbit. To celebrate this honor, Omega released the “Blue Snoopy” Speedmaster ref. 3578.51.00 in 2003. The Blue Snoopy features Snoopy in a blue astronaut suit (the "Eyes on the Stars" patch) within the running seconds subdial at 9 o’clock and on its caseback, to separate itself from Omega’s other Speedmaster offerings, and features 5441 pieces within its limited run. This specific number is in reference to the length of the Apollo 13 mission — 142 hours, 54 minutes, and 41 seconds.

Since that first limited edition run, Omega have since introduced two more limited edition Snoopy Speedmasters, with the ref. 311.32.42.30.04.003 that we have here standing as the second version that was launched. Debuting in 2015, on the 45th anniversary of that groundbreaking journey, Omega introduced the ref. 311.32.42.30.04.003 as a limited edition collection with just 1,970 pieces - a reference to the year of the Apollo 13 mission. Having sold out immediately, this whimsical timepiece instantaneously became one of the most coveted modern Speedmasters ever released with its bright white dial featuring a cartoon-accurate depiction of Snoopy laying asleep on the 9 o'clock subdial, much like how he is known to sleep across the roof of his doghouse. In addition, Snoopy is found on the caseback with his briefcase in hand, further deepening this iconic timepiece's link to the beloved character and Omega's incredibly important contribution to NASA and the lives of Apollo 13's astronauts.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$15,000 – $25,000

The Details

Brand

Omega

Dimensions

42mm

Model

Speedmaster Professional Silver Snoopy Award

Movement

Manua-wind cal. 1861

Reference

311.32.42.30.04.003

Bracelet

Black Coated Nylon Fabric

Year

2015

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

White

THE DIAL

Tucked behind the hands within Snoopy's speech bubble is the quote "Failure is not an option," from the 1995 movie Apollo 13, in which Ed Harris plays the role of NASA flight director Gene Franz.

THE CASEBACK

The caseback is embedded with a .925 sterling silver Snoopy pin, which is affixed upon a blue enamel background with silver flecks. This is not original to the Silver Snoopy Awards, which were given to Apollo 13 astronauts.

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

In overall excellent condition with hardly any signs of wear. There is a very minor pin head ding to the bottom right lug and only the fainist of surface wear to the case. The watch is retaining all original accessories.

Our Perspective

The 45th Anniversary Snoopy Edition is undeniably one of the best modern watches produced by Omega. It's an ideal union of the historical association Omega has with space exploration, and its modern design language. As is well known, these watches are not easy to come by, especially one in such flawless shape. This is an excellent chance for all types of collectors to acquire a highly desirable watch in close to new condition.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1572

Omega Speedmaster Professional Silver Snoopy Award 45th Anniversary

Sold

$34,100

Ended
08/03/22