1969 OMEGA Speedmaster 145.022 CALIBRE 861 "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. The early 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 145.022 with the workhorse Cal. 861 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 specific Omega Speedmaster transitional model Ref. 145.022 is truly special and dates to late 1969. This transitional model uses the caliber 861 instead of the earlier caliber 321 which is common for the transitional references and has been completely overhauled and is running perfectly. We absolutely love the Omega Speedmaster for its timeless look and utilitarian functionality!
|Style||Speedmaster Professional (Pre-Moon_|
|Bracelet||Hand Made Leather Strap|
The case is in wonderful condition showing thick lugs and the proper factory finishes. The insert shows a nice patina and had taken on a subtle gray fade. The watch will be supplied on a hand made vintage style leather strap.
Amazing black matte "step" dial is in flawless condition. The lume is fully intact with zero lume graduation and has taken on a wonderful golden patina. The hands are also original and match the dial perfectly.
None. The watch was just serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.