1974 Omega Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 145.022)
(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.
(Buzz Aldrin Wearing His NASA-Issued Omega Speedmaster Professional, Apollo 11)
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. 145.022 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 wardrobes also makes the Speedmaster a good choice for the first vintage timepiece and or a classic daily driver.
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The excellent asymmetrical twisted lug case has been lightly polished in the past and retains very thick lugs with crisp lines. The original tachymetre bezel is in fantastic original condition, remaining deep black in color with almost no signs of use. The case retains its original pump pushers and Omega signed crown. The case back retains all of its factory markings in crisp condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte black "pie-pan" dial is in exceptional vintage condition, showing no damage and subtle tonal spots of aging. The tritium lume plots have taken on a light green patina which is correct for this era and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged to a darker patina, under U.V. light inspection the minute hand shows light cracking in the lume and remains stable, the hour and chronograph hands exhibit no degradation.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.