1992 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional (Ref. 145.022)
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 Ref 145.022 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 1479 Bracelet with 812 End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The excellent case appears to have been very lightly polished in the past, retaining very full lugs that feature proper brushing and some signs of use. The tachymeter bezel remains in excellent condition, remaining deep black in coloration and showing almost no signs of use. The pump-pushers and "Omega" signed crown remain original to the watch. The hesalite crystal shows some light scuffing around the edges from use. The original Omega 1479 bracelet with 812 end pieces is in superb condition, showing almost no stretch and retaining 21 links.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte black Speedmaster Professional dial is exceptional, showing almost no signs of aging. The concentric sub-dials remain clean, free from any marks. The tritium lume plots have aged to a vivid golden patina, and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial with some dark spotting, which is very common for this era, under U.V. light inspection the hands show no degradation and are matching.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning flawlessly, previous service history is unknown.