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 1039 Flat-Link Stretch Bracelet W/ 516 End Pieces|
The beautiful asymmetrical twisted lug case is in exceptional condition, showing crisp angles and strong finishing with honest signs of use. The original "dot over 90" bezel remains deep black and exhibits light signs of use. The case retains its original pump pushers and Omega signed "flat foot" crown. The "pre-moon" case back retains its original factory engravings in deep and crisp condition. The Omega 1039 flat-link bracelet with 516 end pieces and stretch links retains 24 links that show minimal stretch from use and is stamped 1/69.
The black matte "pie pan" dial with the 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 keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on the movement.