1978 OMEGA Speedmaster Professional 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 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 excellent thick case has some patina from use but we believe the case remains in unpolished condition. The insert is free of any blemishing and remains in wonderful overall condition. The Omega 1171/1 bracelet has 21 links with 633 end links and shows medium stretch from use.
The amazing black matte dial is in immaculate vintage condition. The tritium markers on the dial have achieved a wonderful creamy yellow patina and the original hands match the dial beautifully with no signs of degradation on the dial or the hands when viewed under U.V. Light.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC Spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.