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Lot #1760

Omega Speedmaster Tintin 311.30.42.30.01.004

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Introduction

The Omega Speedmaster is easily one of the most iconic timepieces of all time. Sent into space on the wrists of astronauts for decades and even sent to the moon during the Apollo Moon landings, it has gone down as one of the most important wristwatches ever. With this strong link to space, Omega decided to pay homage to the cartoon character Tintin from the “The Adventures of Tintin” comic book series. In the seventeenth volume of the series, “Explorers on the Moon,” Tintin and his friends went on a journey to the moon in a red and white chequered rocket. Inspired by this story, Omega decided to create a variant of the Speedmaster that featured this same pattern on its dial. While not an official collaboration with the character like their famed Snoopy series, the Tintin Speedmaster has become a legendary timepiece thanks to its uniquely colorful dial, which also references the Speedmaster’s original designation as a watch to be worn by car racers.

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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 x 14mm

Model

Speedmaster "Tintin"

Movement

Manual-wind Omega cal. 1861

Reference

311.30.42.30.01.004

Bracelet

Stainless steel bracelet

Year

2017

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

While it is black like most Speedmaster dials and it features the same layout, the Tintin's dial is clearly unique thanks to its red and white chequered racing pattern that lines its periphery.

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.

THE CONSTRUCTION

While its dial tells a different story, the Tintin retains the Speedmaster's classical 42mm construction with its twisted lyre lugs, pump pushers, and black bezel.

Condition

Watch is in overall near-mint condition. Case exhibits very minor surface wear. Caseback enameled engravings are full and intact. Dial is near-mint and shows no signs fo wear. Bracelet has 13 links fitted with 3 extra links on the side.

Our Perspective

A distinctively unique variant of the Speedmaster, the Tintin remains a favorite amongst collectors thanks to its red and white chequered dial and unofficial link to yet another iconic comic-book character.

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