1970 OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MARK II 145.014 CALIBRE 861
We are pleased to offer this stunning early production 1970 Omega Speedmaster Professional MKII. This specific MK II has been fully overhauled and retains an original unpolished case that is not commonly seen with Omega MK II Speedmaster's of this vintage. The watch recently underwent a full service and received a set of Omega NOS hands and a new Omega mineral glass crystal.
History: After the Omega Speedmaster Professional was worn on the Moon in 1969, Omega decided to come up with a watch that fit the design trends of the 1970s, thus the Omega Speedmaster Professional MKII was born. The Speedmaster Mark II came with the same Lemania based movement as the original Speedmaster Professional "Moonwatch", reference 145.022. This watch contains Omega’s original caliber 861 movements and was in production from 1968 and lasted until 1996 when omega introduced the caliber 1861 movement.
Unlike the Speedmaster Professional, the Omega Speedmaster Mark II has a barrel shaped case that has polished chamfers and a brushed top and sides, giving it a different look from the standard Speedmaster Professional case worn by the NASA Astronauts. The classic Tachymetre that the Speedmaster is known for is also different; it is under the mineral glass crystal and not externally located on the outside of the crystal as an external bezel, in essence protecting the Tachymeter from scratches or disruption. Unlike modern timepieces with a scratch resistant sapphire crystals, pieces of this era were assembled with mineral glass crystals.
This piece is in a stunning and fantastic condition that would make it a great addition to a growing collection!
CASE & BRACELET
The case of this Omega MKII is in outstanding unpolished condition and possesses the original polished chamfers as well as the factory brushed case top and sides that commonly over polished and/or destroyed. The crystal has been replaced with an original N.O.S MKII replacement and has zero scuffing and or scratching found common on the mineral glass crystals used for the MKII. The watch will come on a Craft & Tailored premium NATO strap/
DIAL & HANDS
The dial and lume plots are in stunning condition and show very minimal signs of lume degradation. The hands have been replaced with Original Omega N.O.S hands and are period correct.