There are many collectable Omega watches but perhaps the most desirable is the famous Moonwatch. The Speedmaster Professional Chronograph in stainless steel is the only watch certified by NASA and became the official watch of the Apollo moon missions. As a result, its legendary status was sealed when it was worn on the wrist of Neil Armstrong when he first set foot on the moon on July 16th 1969.
Other rare watches include any of the special editions manufactured in limited numbers. Recent examples include the Seamaster Edizione Venezia, which is a pared-down, minimalist version of the venerable Seamaster, or the 1957 Trilogy of Omega’s three best-selling watches of 1957. These faithfully recreate the design of the Seamaster, Railmaster and Speedmaster of the period and are much sought-after by collectors.
Many vintage models are also desirable, with the Omega Tourbillon 30 I one of the most cherished. The prototype Tourbillon 30 I recently sold at auction for a record £1,132,000, the highest price ever achieved for an Omega watch.
Loans on Omega watches
Omega is one of the largest and best-known luxury watch manufacturers, along with brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe. But Omega watches typically offer better value than the other makes without any perceived loss of quality. This makes Omega watches a popular choice for people seeking their first luxury watch ensuring there is always a steady market for quality second-hand watches. As a result, Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive can offer competitive loans on Omega watches of all vintages.
Omega watch evaluation
Before we can offer you a price for your watch, it needs to be evaluated by our team of experts. The price we offer you will be based on our assessment of the watch’s condition, its rarity or “special” value and whether you still have the original box and paperwork. Then we will assess the current market value for the watch and offer you a fair price.
We guarantee absolute discretion throughout the entire process, from valuation to sale. As one of Beverly Hills’s most respected pawnbrokers, we know the value of privacy and will never reveal your identity to a third party without your written consent. We handle some of the most valuable and collectable watches in the world, so you can be sure you are dealing with a trustworthy and reliable partner. You are under no obligation to accept our offer and we will hold the price for 48hrs, giving you time to think about the transaction.