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Omega Speedmaster 145-022 71 (1971)

'A Legend'

This Omega Speedmaster 145-022 71 was manufactured in 1971 with corresponding movement serial number 31615810 making this watch 40+ years old.

The movement is the manual wound Calibre 861, as you can see from the photos the movement and watch are in excellent condition and have been serviced in our workshop and are complete with a 2 year guarantee, all the chronograph functions/pushers work correctly.

The case is free of dents and scratches and comes ready to wear on its original Omega ref 1171 bracelet with end pieces ref 633

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronograph Buzz Aldrin was wearing when he stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969 is arguably the most famous wristwatch in the world; making it particularly ironic that its whereabouts are unknown .The story of the OMEGA Speedmaster’s long relationship with NASA has been widely reported. The Apollo 11 astronauts, Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, wore Speedmasters as had their colleagues on each one of NASA’s manned flights since October 3rd 1962 when Walter “Wally” Schirra wore his personal Speedmaster on his Sigma 7 mission, almost three years before the Speedmaster became flight certified by NASA, a status it has enjoyed ever since.

Buzz Aldrin has explained that just after landing on the Moon, the Lunar Module’s on-board electronic timer had a breakdown. Neil Armstrong left his Speedmaster aboard as a reliable backup. As a result, the first watch worn on the Moon was on Aldrin’s wrist.

In early 1970, Aldrin sent his Speedmaster, along with other personal items, to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The famous chronograph disappeared en route, probably stolen. It is intriguing to think that the first watch worn on the Moon is very likely in private hands somewhere, possibly with someone who doesn’t know its historic and financial value.

The contemporary OMEGA Speedmaster Professional could easily be mistaken for one of its namesakes worn on the Moon. It is powered by the OMEGA calibre 861 which shares lineage with the calibre 321 which drove the early Speedmasters.Like the original Moonwatch, it has a 42 mm stainless steel case, a shatterproof Hesalite crystal and the full chronograph function which made the Speedmaster famous. Its black dial is complemented by a black bezel ring with a tachymetric scale.

After more than fifty years, the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional is largely unchanged. It’s hard to improve on a LEGEND !!.

  • Brand:
  • Omega
  • Type:
  • 27
  • Model:
  • 145-022
  • Display Type:
  • Analogue
  • Year of manufacture:
  • 1971
  • Casing:
  • Stainless Steel
  • Features and Functions:
  • Chronograph
  • Watchband:
  • Stainless Steel
  • Condition:
  • Used
  • Condition:
  • Mens
 
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