Christie's New York will host an auction Dec. 15 dedicated to the full history of the Omega Speedmaster, including its ties to NASA and space exploration. Among the 50 lots, will be two chronographs that spent time off the planet, including a watch that flew on the Russian space station for a year and the only Speedmaster flown to the moon that can be legally owned. "There may be no more iconic a watch in American history than the Speedmaster," said Christie's Eric Wind.
Four decades after it journeyed a quarter of a million miles out into space, a watch used by the last astronaut to orbit the moon alone is set to be sold at an auction devoted to the make, model and history of the well-traveled timepiece.
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