The Omega Speedmaster Professional was made famous by its 6 lunar missions. NASA in 1964 sent out letters to 10 watch brands, asking them to send in a Chronograph. Only four brands responded to NASA’s request, which was: Rolex, Longines-Wittnauer, Hamilton, and Omega, comically Hamilton sent in a pocket watch. Having all the specific requirements to achieve precise measurements, Omega continued to be tested with the many manned flights.
It's 42mm stainless steel case has polished and brushed surfaces that lead to curved tapering lugs. The crisp lines transition effortlessly around the case. A lug to lug length of 48mm ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. A fixed tachymeter sits on its black bezel. The dial is protected by Hesalite crystal, an outer minute track with slim baton indexes mark the hours. 3 recessed Sub-dials 60 seconds, 30 minutes, and 12 hours. Sword hands and an elegant long central chronograph seconds hand that accurately hits the minute track. The dial has perfect symmetry. Hands and indexes are lumed with Super-Luminova. The screw-down case back is engraved with “Flight - Qualified By NASA for all Manned Space Missions” “The First watch worn on the Moon” a fitting testament to man's achievements in space.
Inside we have the Cal.1861, 18 Jewels hand-wound Chronograph beating at 21,600 bph. It has a Rhodium plated finish. As a manual wound movement, it is the direct descendant of the original moon watch that used the Cal. 361 movement.
Fitted on a 20mm Stainless Steel bracelet with a signed clasp fits the wrist comfortably, along with all the additions you would expect with a modern Speedmaster!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its Omega box and Omega paperwork plus all accessories, the watch does not come with its outer cardboard box, the guarantee card is unsigned but it comes with the original purchase receipt, sometimes retail forget to sign. The watch comes paired on its original bracelet with full links provided. The watch is in essentially unworn condition, sticker still present on the clasp and case back, zero signs of wear or scratches as you can see from the macros, as close as you can get to buying a brand new watch. The date of sale was 3rd June 2020, so comes with its complete manufacture warranty and purchased from the UK.
The Speedmaster Professional is going to always be a classic, a watch you really cannot go wrong with. So much history for such a fair price, not many brands can even claim close to what the Speedmaster can and still be offered at retail and available like this for a nice saving! Plus the hesalite is always a personal choice for me, love the Sapphire but there is something charming about the originality of the plastic crystal! Wouldn't wait on this, the condition is just insane.
Reference : 3188.8.131.52.01.005
Movement : Manually Would Omega Cal. 1861
2011/2020Specific Age :
3rd June 2020
Case Size : 42mm
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Pre-Owned / Hardly Worn
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Box & Papers
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N/A Manufacture Warranty