1994 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.
(Buzz Aldrin Wearing His NASA Issued Omega Speedmaster Professional, Apollo 11)
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.
Omega 1479 Bracelet with 812 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The excellent case is unpolished showing light, honest wear from The bezel remains deep black in coloration, showing some light wear. The Omega 1479 bracelet with 812 end pieces shows light wear and stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The gorgeous black matte is in overall excellent vintage condition. The tritium markers have taken on an excellent yellow patina, exhibiting no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have to a creamy coloration, the chronograph hand has aged much darker, which is common for tritium of this era. Under U.V. light inspection the minute and chronograph hands remain fully intact, the hour hand shows very minor cracking.
None. Watch was just fully serviced and is backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.