One of the best known and best loved vintage Speedmaster models is the reference 2998, which set the basic vocabulary for Omega Speedmaster design, right down to the present day. The original ref. 2998, in addition to having been foundational for modern Speedmaster design codes, was also worn by astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962, during the Mercury Sigma 7 mission, and it's been the basis for a number of modern Speedmaster models, and limited editions.
The newest version of the CK 2998 is straight from the same playbook as its predecessors. It's a handsome as hell wristwatch. The dial is bead-blasted silver with lume-filled alpha hands, contrasting red chronograph seconds hand, and smaller white-on-black alpha hands in the sub-registers for the chronograph minutes and hours, and the running seconds. Overall it's got the same instant appeal as previous 2998/FOIS models – same great size (39.7mm across and 14.37mm thick) and inside, the same caliber 1861 movement that has been providing reliable service in Speedmasters for many, many years.
This particular piece is sold as a full set of all boxes, papers, tag and is presented in like new condition dating to 2019.
Reference # CK2998 LE 31132403002001.
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