1967 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 145.012) Cal. 321 "Pre-Moon"
(Alan Bean With An Omega Speedmaster Professional On The Lunar Surface Of The Moon)
The Omega Speedmaster Professional is by far one of our 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 Speedmasters During "Suit Up")
This Omega Speedmaster model ref. 145.012 dates to 1967 and uses the early Caliber 321 movement. The original matte black stepped dial with the 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 Speedmasters possess a charm and feel that the new modern equivalents don't seem to quite have. The Ref 145.012 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 wardrobes also makes the Speedmaster a good choice for the first vintage timepiece and or a classic daily driver.
|Matte Black "Applied Logo"
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The strong asymmetrical twisted-lug case has been gently polished in the past and remains in great condition with full lugs that show light signs of honest use. The original "dot over 90" tachymetre bezel is in great condition and shows normal signs of use for the watch's age. The case retains its original pump pushers, the crown is believed to be an early service replacement. The "pre-moon" case back retains its original markings in visible condition with light signs of use. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The original applied logo "pie-pan" dial is in excellent vintage condition, showing only minimal age and no notable damage, there are a few oil stain spots however the most invisible to the naked eye. The tritium lume plots have aged to a handsome creamy eggshell patina, under U.V. light inspection all the lume plots remain intact but there is light degradation throughout. The original hands have been professionally restored with tritium to match the dial patina perfectly.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.