1976 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 145.022) W/ Box and Papers
(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 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 unpolished case retains strong factory lines and finishing with very little sings of use. The tachymetre bezel is in remarkable condition showing no signs of wear and remains deep black in coloration. The case retains it's orignal crystal with the Omega logo in it's center. The Omega signed crown and pushers remains original to the watch. The Omega 1171 bracelet with 633 end pieces is in excellent unpolished condition showing almost no stretch from use.
The beautiful matte black dial is in marvelous condition, free from any blemishes and or scratches. The tritium markers have achieved a vibrant and rich yellow patina, under U.V. light inspection the markers exhibit no degradation or lume loss. The original tritium hands have aged to match the dial nicely, the minute hand has aged slightly darker than the dial. The hands exhibit no degradarion when inspected under U.V. light.
The watch comes complete with original inner and outer boxes, warranty papers and 2 extra links. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC Spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.