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Astronaut's Speedmaster Professional Being AuctionedIt's Speedy Tuesday! 2 yrs ago, we showed the Omega Speedmaster Pro that after belonged to ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Reinhard Furrer (you could find the initial article here). Which is, he probably received it during ESA & NASA learning Germany and 'forgot' take back in NASA. After Reinhard Furrer died within a fatal plane crash watches , it fell in the hands of the friend of Fratello Watches who showed it to us, not exactly being aware what he in his hands.Now, the actual owner would prefer to part with it, tag heuer replica using the Bonhams auction which will be held within the 10th of December 2014. According to their blog post, the watch will probably fetch between 20.000 and 30.000 GBP.We should supply you with a small recap with this watch and why it's significant for Omega Speedmaster collectors.Reinhard Furrer's Speedmaster ProfessionalIn 1978, Omega was demanded several replica watches for re-certification by NASA. This re-certification was required for the room Shuttle program that has been yet to return (1981 - 2011). For EVA (Extravehicular Activity) purposes, Omega already delivered the astronaut's Speedmaster Professional models since 1966 and from now on it was time to do extra tests about the watch to the Space Shuttle missions. All work produced by Omega for NASA is being categorized as an 'Alaska'-project, that the white dial version is probably the most common.A compact quote from your previous article:Omega delivered three different replica watches in 1978, the Speedmaster Professional 145.022, Omega Chronograph ref.11003 plus the Speedmaster Speedsonic using a tuning fork. About the 2nd of November 1978, NASA announced the winner on the tender. Yet again, the mechanical hand-wound Speedmaster Professional ruled other sellers (30 brands were called for a chronograph) and in accordance with Omega, NASA ordered then 56 waste this astronaut's Speedmaster Professional for the symbolic volume of 1 cent each.The astronaut's Speedmaster that individuals provide you with here and that should be auctioned about the 10th of December at Bonhams, is a reference 145.022 model from that first batch of 56 pieces. That it was portion of the Alaska III project by Omega, for NASA.Astronaut's Speedmaster - Flown or Not?Evidently this Omega Speedmaster Professional that has been made use of by Reinhard Furrer was component of NASA's equipment, it remains unsure whether this watch was implemented in space. We all know that Reinhard Furrer is wearing the Sinn 140 timepiece in his 1985 Takes space shuttle mission (STS-61-A or D1) rather than this Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022.However, this does not imply it hasn't been worn by from the other astronauts during Space Shuttle missions. There could have been astronaut's back then before Furrer's training by NASA (which probably took place at the ESA stationary in Germany). However, this post is mysterious or publicized yet but we all know that Omega is locating a lots of effort in doing research on this topic.What are the differences Which has a Regular Speedmaster?As you've probably noticed, there are many small variations in this astronaut's Speedmaster along with a regular Speedy Pro 145.022, aside from the fact that it was properties of NASA/Reinhard Furrer naturally. cheap replica tag heuer watches The location where the Speedmaster replica watches employed by NASA throughout the Apollo program were unmodified with the missions (there once was a billboard by Omega telling customers that only the size of the strap was different), this caliber 861 Speedmaster 145.022 has some differences for the normal production Speedmasters.With apple iphone 4 dial, so as to the so-called radial dial. This dial lay-out was also used in the first (white dial) Omega Speedmaster Alaska Project and has now been on some prototypes in the early 1970s at the same time - as there's one inch the museum as well. See below. These pictures were taken during our visit to the Omega museum this past year, of which you can find our photo report here.Certainly, we took the freedom to hold on to the astronaut's Speedmaster Professional alongside each of our 1970s Speedmaster Pro to indicate the real difference to look at. At the time we received this watch for inspection, the crystal was heavily damaged as well as the watch was worn on an Omega Speedmaster Pro X-33 strap. The truth is, the stainless steel bracelet the watch will be offered on right now was place on it by us because the current owner liked mtss is a bit better about the Speedmaster.Probably, the astronaut's Speedmaster watch was original delivered head-only to NASA. The situation back on the watch has of course the inner serial number and product number (known as the NASA SED Production Number) engraved. This is for administrative purposes, therefore the group of NASA's James H. Ragan could file them accordingly and (try to) keep an eye on them.We Photoshopped the serial number about the photo below at that time, for security reasons but Bonhams left it on within their press photos.May be the estimate of 20.000 - 30.000 GBP realistic?Although 20.000 - 30.000 GBP can be an amazing sum for just a steel Omega Speedmaster Professional, the reality that that it was one amongst the 56 pieces sent from Omega to NASA and being actually worn by an astronaut causes it to become very special.In the event the watch had flown, for the wrist of Reinhard Furrer, this also might be proved with a few actual photos, the watch may very well be worth considerably more. However, he didn't (footage on film and photo demonstrate to him wearing the Sinn 140) and this helps it be that any of us is able to see why the estimate has become defined between 20.000 and 30.000 GBP.We will have a very critical look on the auction of December 10th whilst keeping you posted about the results. In the mean time, you are able to request the brochure (that alone might become worth something should the watch will cost you a high price). Official Bonhams blog post about the Reinhard Furrer Speedmaster auction.#gallery-2margin:auto#gallery-2 .gallery-itemfloat:left;margin-top:10px;text-align:center;width:33%#gallery-2imgborder:2pxsolid #cfcfcf#gallery-2 .gallery-captionmargin-left:0