If you're looking at this, you already know that the Omega Speedmaster Professional is one hell of a timepiece.
Arguably the most important chronographs ever made, Speedmasters set the bar for every purpose-built mechanical chronograph that followed, and for good reason. Originally designed to meet the rigorous demands of spaceflight, the Speedmaster was the first timepiece to be officially Flight-Qualified for Manned Space Missions by NASA, and was of course the first watch worn on the moon, by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in 1969. The design of the Speedmaster Professional has remained virtually unchanged since its beginnings, a true testament to its functional and aesthetic perfection.
As a collectable, excellent examples of vintage Speedmasters are becoming increasingly difficult to locate, and desirability of these iconic chronographs is reaching critical mass. They are no longer commodities being bought, sold, and traded - they are being kept and treasured as the grail watches they truly deserve to be.
One of our most commonly requested items, we are constantly looking for the best examples of all manually winding Speedmasters, and are pleased to offer up this stunning Reference 145.022 Professional model from 1969 - THEYEAR of the Moon Landing! Featuring the first case back to commemorate the success of the Apollo 11 mission, this piece was born in the second half of '69, making it one of the rarest and most collectable configurations of Calibre .861 Speedmasters.
Part of the analog/shift family for roughly a decade, this particular example is well-known and has been looked after by members of our team since 2006. With an unblemished, evenly patinated dial and a clean case, this is a superb example of one of history's great timepieces, and we hope to see it go into the hands of another family who will love it just as much as we have!