Rare AC Milan centenary Omega Speedmaster watch heading to auction

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A limited-edition Omega Speedmaster, which was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the AC Milan football club, will sell at an auction house in Birmingham in September.

Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham will feature the watch as lot 44 in the upcoming Luxury Watch Sale on 19 September 2022, with an estimate of £1,800-£2,600.

Omega released the watch in 1999 on the 100th anniversary of the historic Italian football club.

The watch brand only created 1999 editions of the watch to tie in with the historic year. This piece is no. 1586 of 1999. The Speedmaster measures 39mm.

It has a black dial and matching tachymeter bezel, with subsidiary recorder dials to three, six and nine. Above the hour counter at six, in red text, are the centenary years of 1899-1999.

The case back is adorned with a football motif and the words 100 Milan 1899-1999, and the edition number. The watch is fitted with a signed black leather strap and is sold with an additional bracelet and NATO-style strap.

Kes Crockett from the Fellows' watch department said: "The Omega Speedmaster is a design classic and this limited-edition example celebrating the 100 year anniversary of AC Milan is extra special. It will appeal to Omega collectors and Italian football fans alike and should attract enthusiastic bidding on auction day".