Vintage Omega Speedmaster, Ref 2998-6; Powered by legendary Cal 321 Movement
Manufactured Circa early 1960's for Peruvian Air Force
Peruvian Air Force Limited Edition
Produced as one of only a handful of pieces made for the Peruvian Air Force / FAP. This watch features the original Speedmaster Hippocampus case back along with a prominent FAP logo on the bottom and the original owner’s name hand engraved on the top of the case back.
'Show-Quality' Alpha Hands
This particular 2998-6 Speedmaster features radium filled ‘Alpha Hands’ evolved from the original Broad Arrow hands and were very short lived. The Alpha Hands are in near perfect condition--no cracks or chips in the radium filled hands and a nice even matching patina to the radium filled hands and hour indexes. Alpha Hand Speedmaster models have proved to be very desirable to collectors looking to own a piece of Omega Speedmaster history and this watch is a showpiece for these hands!
The First Watch Worn in Space
The 2998 Speedmaster was produced from the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s and in 8 different versions. The 2998-6 Speedmaster was the Omega watch that astronaut Wally Shirra wore as his everyday timepiece. Purchased for personal use (before his lunar orbit) and with no connection to NASA, Shirra coincidentally wore the Speedmaster 2998-6 in his orbit of the Moon, thus earning the Omega Speedmaster the (pre-moon landing) moniker, ‘The First Watch worn in Space.’
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