I’m a sucker for a watch with a great history and story and this Omega Speedmaster Professional is no exception.
Purchased or issued (we don’t know which yet) by a NASA satellite antenna ground manager in 1971 the watch was worn and used in service for 20 years in timing satellite movements. NASA has many SATCOM satellite ground stations around the world that are vital for successful space missions. In order to ensure perfect time keeping with this vintage Omega Speedmaster it was a condition that every two years it had to be returned to Omega head office in Bienne, Switzerland for service and regulation.
Other than those actual Omega Speedmaster space mission watches this is probably one of the most traveled too! Having been utilised in service in 5 continents and 103 countries!
The fact that today it works as well as the day it was made is testament to the build quality of these magnificent iconic Omega chronograph pieces. There will only ever be one first watch worn on the moon…and this will always be it.
Vintage Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph 145.002
Dial & Hands: Stepped Omega dial in perfect condition with correct printed Omega logo and tritium hour markers that have turned a beautiful cream colour. Original matching hands.
Case & Caseback: Excellent unpolished case with famous Omega Hippocampus sea monster engraving to case back.
Bracelet: Rare original Omega 1175 bracelet in great condition with little stretch and secure Omega detailed clasp.
Movement: Original famed Omega 861 hand wind movement working as it should – has been serviced probably more than any other speedmaster!
Box & Papers: Original letter from NASA agent confirming its use in timing satellites from NASA ground stations for 20 years. Original box and booklets.
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