Omega Speedster Professional Watch Owned by Astronaut Alan Bean Sells for $50,000

 |  April 21st, 2015

Earlier today, the seventh annual Space History auction from Bonhams took place — on the very same date that marks the 50th anniversary of America’s first spacewalk. Among the many rare and coveted items up for auction was astronaut Alan Bean’s 18-karat gold Omega Speedmaster Professional watch.  The timepiece fetched $50,000. During the Apollo 12 mission, Captain Bean acted as the lunar module pilot, alongside Commander Pete Conrad. Apollo 12 was the second mission wherein man walked on the moon and Bean was the fourth man to walk on the moon.  Bean’s 18-karat rose gold Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph wristwatch  (Ref. BA 145.022) houses the caliber 861 with 17 jewels and an inscribed casebook that reads:  “—Astronaut Alan Bean— to mark man’s conquest of space with time, through…

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