Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Ref. 3570500 - 42mm - Box and Papers, 2003***SOLD***
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Reference 3570500, 2003 with an Omega box and original warranty card.
The Speedmaster was not originally designed for space exploration. Instead, it was introduced in 1957 as a sport and racing chronograph following on from the early chronographs of the 1920s and 1930s, including the Omega 28.9 chronograph, which was Omega's first small wrist chronograph, complementing Omega's position as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games. The first Speedmaster model, the reference CK 2915, was powered by the Omega Calibre 321 movement. This movement was developed in 1946 by Albert Piguet of Lemania, which had been acquired in 1932 by Omega's parent company.
Bids were officially solicited of several brands already familiar to the pilots who were joining the growing astronaut corps. Brands under official consideration included Breitling, Rolex, and Omega, as well as others that produced mechanical chronographs. Hamilton submitted a pocket watch and was disqualified from consideration, leaving three contenders: Rolex, Longines-Wittnauer, and Omega. These watches were all subjected to tests under extreme conditions such as high and low temperature testing, shock, humidity, vibration & pressure testing. At the end of this specific and extreme testing period, the Omega was the only watch left standing.
What's on offer
The present watch on offer here with us is the reference 3570500 which was sold new in 2003. This specific piece is dated on the warranty card to 22/08/2003. As you would expect, the watch shows very little sign of wear and is in great overall condition. Complete with red Omega box & papers along with the wonderful steel bracelet that came with the watch when new. There is no doubting the historical significance of this model from Omega and rightly so. This model is still going strong today and is as popular as ever due to the great history and iconic design. Here is a chance to obtain a piece of that history and for not much money.
Case: Stainless steel
Dial: Black chronograph dial, three sub-registers. White indices and hands.
Bracelet: Omega stainless steel bracelet (excellent condition)
Waterproof: Yes, but not guaranteed under warranty.
Condition: Excellent, like new condition with only very light signs of wear.
Model reference: 3570.50.00
Year of issue: 2003
Sold with a VWS 12-month guarantee.
Width (without crown): 42mm
Lug width: 20mm
Wrist size: Adjustable via link removal/addition