1988 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 145.0022) W/ 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 145.0022 with the workhorse Cal. 861 movements 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.
|Bracelet||Omega 1450 Bracelet with 808 End Pieces|
The case remains in excellent condition and has been lightly polished in the past showing little signs of use. The original tachymetre bezel is in remarkable condition, remaining deep black in coloration. The original crystal with Omega logo in the center is in overall excellent condition with very light signs of use. The pushers and Omega signed crown remain original to the watch. The Omega 1450 bracelet with 808 end pieces is in wonderful condition showing light stretch from use and features 17 links on the bracelet with 6 extra links.
The matte black dial is in stunning condition, remaining clear of blemishes or signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have achieved a wonderful yellow patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
The watch comes with its original Omega serialized warranty papers. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC Spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the movement.