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Omega Speedmaster Professional - Moon Watch - Reference: 145.022-69ST - c.1971

£3,950.00GBP
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A Super Vintage Omega Speedmaster Professional, Moon Watch, Model Reference 145.022-69ST, Issued in c.1971. 

The Omega Speedmaster Professional has a unique place in the history of space exploration, being the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions from Project Gemini, which started in 1961, to the current International Space Station program. 

When Buzz Aldrin, one of the two original moonwalkers first stepped onto the lunar surface in 1969, he was wearing an Omega Speedmaster Professional - earning the timepiece its ‘Moonwatch’ nickname (his walking partner, Neil Armstrong, was also the proud owner of an Omega Speedmaster, but decided to leave his as back-up onboard the spacecraft)!

To celebrate the first moon landing, the engraved Omega Hippocampus was removed from the Speedmaster, and the phrases ‘The First Watch Worn On The Moon and ‘Flight qualified by NASA for all manned space missions’ were added to the case back. In 1971, the Hippocampus was reincorporated as you will see in this example, and this design is still used for the model today. 

What’s On Offer

An iconic reference with bags of charisma, every collector should own one of these watches! This example is in incredibly good shape for its age, with only light signs of general wear - nothing of any concern. The dial is blemish-free and boasts three sunken counters below the Omega and Speedmaster signatures. Luminous batons mark the hour plots and are still perfectly intact. The hands are also in good shape and complete a handsome dial which is encapsulated under Omega-signed Plexiglas.

The stainless steel case has been well preserved and the sharp lugs curve ergonomically onto the wrist giving really comfortable wear. The watch is completed by a slim black bezel with a tachymeter scale and "Dot Next to Ninety" is paired with a stylish handmade leather strap with a contrast stitch detail, this watch really is a class act.

Running extremely well having just come back from our watchmaker after a complete strip-down and overhaul - we do have to point out however, this watch has had a replacement movement ring fitted which was manufactured by our watchmaker as we were unable to source the correct one - this is obviously reflected in the price making it a whole lot of watch for a very good price, snap it up! 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Omega Signed Plexi

Bracelet: Tan Leather Lorum Pin Buckle Strap

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: 861

Jewels: 17j

Waterproof: n/a

Power reserve: 48hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Good

Model Reference: 145.022-69ST

Date of issue: c.1971

Warranty: 12 Months by VWS

Dimensions

Width (without crown): 40mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 47mm

Wrist size: Adjustable