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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Est. value range
$10,000 – $15,000
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.
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.