1993 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.
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 W/ 812 End Pieces|
The wonderful case has been lightly polished in the past and retains thick lugs that display honest signs of use. The black Tachymetre bezel is in superb condition, remaining deep black with almost no signs of use. The case retains its original Omega signed crown and pump pushers. The original Omega 1479 bracelet with 812 end pieces retains 23 links with almost no stretch from use.
The matte black dial is in virtually flawless condition, with age or damage present whatsoever. The tritium lume plots exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection and have achieved a lovely golden patina. The original tritium hands have aged a shade lighter than the dial, under U.V. light inspection the minute hand lume exhibits a small lume stabilizing repair, the hour and chronograph hand retain all of their original lume with no degradation.
None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.