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Omega Speedmaster Gemini IV 40th (2005)

$11,050.00 $12,161.00
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NASA's first space walk

The blue panda-dial Speedmaster Gemini IV from 2005 has been a sought-after watch for quite some years now. The blue dial with silvery-white subdials makes it stand out from all the black-dialed Speedmasters out there. Just like the 2003 Snoopy, this watch has been neglected in its first few years of existence. The boost in collecting Speedmasters in the last 5 years made specific limited editions, like this Gemini IV reference 3565.80, hot items to collect.

The first space walk

This Speedmaster Gemini IV 40th Anniversary commemorates the 1965 mission and the first space walk of a NASA astronaut. It was performed by Ed White, while wearing two(!) Omega Speedmasters on his wrist. 

This Gemini IV blue panda is a tribute to White and his fellow astronaut James McDivitt. McDivitt was a backup crew member for the fatal Apollo 1. He went on to fly as a commander on Apollo 9. Ed White died in a horrible accident with the Apollo 1, together with his fellow astronauts Gus Grissom, and Roger Chaffee.

Mission patch

One interesting thing about the Gemini IV is that it uses an unofficial mission patch on its case back. Only after the following mission, Gemini V, did it become tradition for the astronauts to design their own mission patch. Before that, all astronauts just wore the American flag on their spacesuits.

This Speedmaster Gemini IV reference 3565.80 comes in a beautiful grey box made of silky material that is reminiscent of spacesuit material. On the top of the box, you will find the Gemini IV patch as described above. On the inside of the box, you will find a round window that shows the image of Ed White on his spacewalk, similar to the image above.

Condition

When buying pre-owned, the condition is key. That’s what we fully understand here at Fratello, as we are collectors ourselves for many years (decades). This fine Gemini IV example comes with boxes and papers. The watch is as shown in the pictures. The watch looks unworn, but there’s one visible scratch on one of the links (on the picture where you will see the watch laying diagonally, it is on the third link on the lower part of the bracelet). That’s the only visible mark we could find on this watch. On the clasp, you will see two small hairline scratches. All very small and acceptable, but we do let you know in advance. The bracelet is resized and two spare links are in the box. The white cardboard box, grey box and cardholder are all in good condition. The Certificate of Authenticity, International Warranty card and pictograms card are all there. In the white cardboard box you will find the red Omega instruction manual.

Specifications

Model: Speedmaster Gemini IV
Reference: 3565.80
Dial: Blue panda dial, rhodium plated hands, applied OMEGA logo, commemorative years printed in red
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 42mm x 48mm x 13mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Crystal: Hesalite
Case Back: Special case back with Gemini IV patch
Movement: Caliber 1861
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Water Resistance: 3 atm (30 meters)
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet (ref. 1998, 849 endpieces)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds sub-dial, minutes sub-dial, hours sub-dial, central chronograph seconds hand, tachymeter
Special notes: Limited edition of 2005 pieces (production year 2005), special packaging and Certificate of Authenticity

How quickly are orders processed?

We aim to process and ship all orders within 3-5 business days after your payment clears. Once your order ships, you will receive an automated tracking email from shop@fratello.com.

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Please note: For pre-order purchases, shipping times will vary and are specified on the product listing page.

Where can I find my invoice?

You will automatically receive a copy of your invoice via email after completing your order. If it's been more than 24 hours and you still haven't received your invoice, feel free to email us at shop@fratello.com to make sure your order was successful. Please also check your spam folder in case it has accidentally landed there.

Do you ship internationally?

We offer fully-insured worldwide delivery on all purchases.

Please note that for shop purchases, Fratello is required to declare the retail value of the timepiece or item(s) in the shipment. International shipments may be subject to import fees upon arrival in the destination country; any importation fees or taxes are the sole responsibility of the customer.

Will I have to pay importation fees?

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Please note that for all shop purchases, Fratello is required to declare the full retail value of the timepiece or item(s) in the shipment. We are unable to under-declare shipment values.

How is my order shipped?

Your order will be shipped via UPS Express Saver and is fully insured. UPS will try to deliver the shipment on three occasions. After that, the shipment may be returned to us.

Exact shipping times depend on the destination and customs. You can track you parcel using the tracking link provided to you.

Shipping time may differ during COVID-19
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UPS shipping may take slightly longer than usual. Please be aware that this is outside of our control — thank you for you understanding at this time.

Can I change or cancel my order?

Orders placed Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. CET to 5:00 P.M. CET may be edited or canceled within 1 hour of order placement (where possible) by emailing shop@fratello.com. Please note that changes or cancellations are not guaranteed. Those orders that are shipped before a cancellation has been confirmed, must be returned by the guidelines featured in our return policy.

What about pre-orders?

Should you change your mind after placing your order, Fratello will honor any cancellations and offer a full refund when the request is made before the pre-order window closes. Once the pre-order window is closed, all orders are final, and we are unable to cancel your order and offer a refund. All pre-ordered watches are bespoke and made-to-order, so the regular 14-day return window does not apply.

Returns

You can view our return policy here.

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