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Omega - Speedmaster Professional - Moonwatch - Reference: 145.022 -circa. 1984

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A Vintage Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’ - Ref. 145.022 - c. 1984 - Calibre 861 Chronograph

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. 

And 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 case back. In 1971, the Hippocampus was reincorporated, and this design is still used for the model today. 

The first Speedmaster was actually produced in 1957 as a sports and racing watch - and the model went through various iterations before the brand decided to replace the original 321 calibre movement with a more accurate 861 calibre movement in 1968, produced by world-renowned Swiss watchmaker, Lemania. 

This 1984 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, model reference number 145.022 and serial number 4524xxxx, has a black bezel and matching black dial with Tritium inserts in the hands and at the five minute markers, for ease of reading.These have all aged consistently and have gone a very even Vanilla in colour.

Mounted on its original stainless steel linked bracelet (ref. 1171, with 633 end pieces) this is a durable and attractive timepiece with an impressive history and heritage - running in perfect working order with a hand-wound caliber 861 movement with 17 jewels. The watch was very recently serviced by one of our experienced and trusted horologists, so you will find the watch runs perfectly well and keeps excellent time.

What’s On Offer 

This Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch has been recently professionally serviced and overhauled - including the addition of a new glass (with an officially  marked Omega replacement).

Sold with an original Omega box, the piece is in excellent overall condition, with only micro blemishes commensurate with light wear.

Additional information

Made from


Case: Stainless steel screw down

Dial: Black

Crystal: Omega marked armoured hesalite

Bracelet: Original Omega signed stainless steel ref. 1171, with 633 end pieces.


Technical specifications

Winding: Manual wind

Movement type: Mechanical

Calibre: 861

Jewels: 17j


Waterproof: When new.

Purchase details

Condition: Recently serviced and overhauled (see above) this is a good, honest piece with unpolished case. There are some signs of light wear - overall condition rating 8.5/10.

Model Reference: 145.022

Date of issue: 1984

Guarantee

Supplied with a 12-month Vintage Watch Specialist guarantee 

Dimensions

Width: 40mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height (lug to lug): 48mm

Wrist size: Adjustable