1957 Speedmaster CK2915-1 Becomes World’s Most Expensive Omega After $3.4 Million Sale

A Speedmaster CK2915-1 has sold for $3.4 million at Phillip’s Geneva Watch Auction XIV, becoming the world’s most expensive Omega watch ever sold. The reference CK2915-1 was only produced between 1957 and 1959, making the watch one of the rarest Speedmaster models in existence. 

The Speedmaster CK2915-1 is the first generation of the watch that is widely considered to be Omega’s most historically important model, with the 2915 reference being a “grail” for watch collectors

The watch’s intricate details include its “Broad Arrow” hour hand, a metal bezel with a tachymeter scale, and the oval “O” Omega logo. Over the decades, the watch’s tropical dial has developed a stunning chocolate hue while its luminous elements have adopted a warm gold colour. 

The Speedmaster watch had a pre-sale estimate of $87,100 to $131,000 on the original auction listing. However, the final sale price came out at 39 times the low estimate and 26 times the high as the timepiece sold for a record-breaking $3.4 million.

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