Unpolished 1970 OMEGA Speedmaster Mark II (Ref. 145.014) CAL. 861
We are pleased to offer this remarkable early production 1970 Omega Speedmaster Professional MKII. This specific MK II retains its original unpolished case that is not generally seen with Omega MK II Speedmaster's of this vintage. This piece is in absolutely remarkable condition!
Following the Omega Speedmaster Professional that was worn on the Moon in 1969, Omega decided to come up with a watch that fit the design trends of the 1970s, thus the Omega Speedmaster Professional MKII was born. The Speedmaster Mark II came with the same Lemania based movement as the original Speedmaster Professional "Moonwatch", reference 145.022. This watch contains Omega’s original caliber 861 movement and was in production from 1968 and lasted until 1996 when Omega introduced the caliber 1861 movement. Unlike the Speedmaster Professional, the Omega Speedmaster Mark II has a barrel-shaped case that has polished chamfers and a brushed top and sides, giving it a different look from the standard Speedmaster Professional case worn by the NASA Astronauts. The classic Tachymetre that the Speedmaster is known for is also different; it is under the mineral glass crystal and not externally located on the outside of the crystal as an external bezel, in essence, protecting the Tachymeter from scratches or disruption. Unlike modern timepieces with scratch-resistant sapphire crystals, pieces of this era were assembled with mineral glass crystals.
This piece is in stunning and fantastic condition that would make it a great addition to a growing collection!
|Style||Speedmaster Mark II|
|Bracelet||Original Omega 1159 SS Bracelet w/ 154 end pieces|
The unpolished case of this Omega MKII is in outstanding condition, possessing the original polished chamfers as well as the factory brushed case top. The crown and pushers remain original to the watch. The watch will come on the original Omega 1158 SS Bracelet w/ 154 end pieces that is in exceptional condition, with very little stretch from use. The mineral glass crystal is in great condition and has some very minor surface marks, the tachymetre on the inner part of the glass is in great condition as well, showing very light wear.
The dial is in near flawless condition. The tritium markers have achieved a lovely ivory patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged slightly darker than the dial which is common for this era and exhibits no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.