1967 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 145.012) Cal. 321 "Pre-Moon"
(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")
This Omega Speedmaster transitional model Ref. 145.012 dates to 1967 and uses the earlier Caliber 321 movement. The original matte black stepped dial with applied Omega logo has achieved a wonderful patina and the bezel insert has the original dot over 90 (DON) bezel, and pre-moon seahorse case back.
The step dial or "Pie Pan" Omega Speedmaster's possess a charm and feel that is adored so much by vintage enthusiasts. The Cal. 321 is a workhorse movement that is clearly built to last. The Speedmaster looks great on the bracelet as well as a handcrafted leather strap. The Omega Speedmaster is a vintage staple that can be effortlessly worn by anyone for any occasion.
|Dial||Matte Black "Applied Logo"|
|Bracelet||Omega 1175 "Flat Link Bracelet W/ 47 End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The excellent case shows original factory finishing and sharp lugs that we believe remains in unpolished condition. The original bezel insert is "Dot over 90" (DON) and has achieved a wonderful light fade. The crown appears to have been replaced by Omega at some point. The "Pre-Moon" Seahorse case back has very minimal wear and is clearly visible. The Omega 1175 "flat link" bracelet with 47 end pieces remains in overall excellent condition showing little wear and light stretch.
DIAL & HANDS
The black matte "pie pan" dial with applied Omega logo is in excellent vintage condition. The tritium markers on the dial have achieved a wonderful yellow patina and remain intact showing lume loss at the top of the "step" on all markers when inspected under U.V. light. The tritium hands have also achieved a wonderful creamy yellow patina matching the dial, and show no lume loss under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC Spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.