1974 Omega Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 145.022)
(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.
(Buzz Aldrin Wearing His NASA Issued Omega Speedmaster Professional, Apollo 11)
The 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.
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The case, although previously polished remains thick and full. The insert is free of any blemishing and remains in wonderful overall condition. The Omega 1171 retains bracelet has 21links with 633 end links and shows slight stretch from use.
Amazing black matte "Step" dial is in an immaculate condition free from any blemishes and or scratches. The tritium markers on the dial have achieved a wonderful creamy yellow patina. The tritium hands match the dial beautifully and both dial and hands when viewed under U.V. light show no signs of lume degradation.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC Spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.