1965 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 105.012) CAL. 321 "Pre-Moon" W/ Smooth Sub-Dials
(Alan Bean With An Omega Speedmaster Professional On Lunar Surface Of The Moon)
The Omega Speedmaster Professional is by far one of our most favorite chronographs. The Speedmaster has an incredible history starting with automotive racing moving into flight and eventually to NASA and the U.S. Space Program. There are many subtle differences within the vintage Omega Speedmaster range of references that make them all slightly unique and different.
(NASA Astronaut Thomas Stafford With two Omega Speedmaster Professional Speedmaster's During "Suit Up")
The step dial or "Pie Pan" Omega Speedmaster's possess a charm and feel that that the new modern equivalents don't seem to quite have. The ref. 105.012 with the workhorse Cal. 321 movement is clearly built to last. The Speedmaster looks great on the bracelet as well as a handcrafted leather strap. It is one of our favorite chronographs due to its timeless design and functionality. Its versatility to be paired with the most formal and the most casual of wardrobe also makes the Speedmaster a good choice for the first vintage timepiece and or a classic daily driver.
This Omega Speedmaster Professional ref. 105.012 dates to 1965 and utilizes the early Caliber 321 workhorse movement. The dial on the Speedmaster Professional features all of the key characteristics of an early "Pre-Moon" Speedmaster such as the outer step in the dial and the applied Omega logo, but this is also an extremely rare dial variant as it possesses smooth sub-dials which are almost never seen, making this specific model exceptionally rare and perfect for the Speedmaster collector who loves the intricate details or early Speedmaster references.
|Dial||Matte Applied Logo|
|Bracelet||OMEGA 1506 "Flat-Link" Bracelet W/ 16 End Pieces|
The strong case has been lightly polished in the past showing strong angles and light signs of use. The original “dot over 90” bezel is in exceptional condition, remaining deep black in coloration and showing no signs of use. The case retains its original pump pushers, the crown is an early service replacement. The sea-horse adorned case back remains clean and visible. The Omega 1506 "flat-link" stretch bracelet with 16 end pieces shows some stretch from use and retains 22 links. The bracelet is stamped 3/66.
The rare and original matte black “pie pan” dial with applied logo features seldom seen smooth sub-dials and is in very clean condition. The tritium lume plots have achieved a very pleasing yellow patina, under U.V. light inspection there is very light degradation in some of the lume plots. The original tritium hands are in excellent condition and match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the hands show no lume loss or degradation.
None. Watch is functioning perfectly and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.