Omega Speedmaster*** 145.022-69*** 1969
OMEGA Vintage Speedmaster Professional Chronograph ‘MOONWATCH’ Ref. 145.022-69 ST, Calibre 861, nicely aged patina
Serial # 31323XXX
Circa: 1969

DESCRIPTION: Vintage Omega Speedmaster ‘First Watch Worn on the Moon’ from 1969, beautiful patina

MOVEMENT: Caliber 861, hand-wound mechanical chronograph, 17 jewels

DIAL: Iconic black dial with three registers, luminous baton markers, T SWISS MADE T; Nicely aged patina

CASE: 42mm, Stainless Steel, original plexiglass

BRACELET: Pictured on a nylon NATO strap, comes with an original Omega stainless steel link bracelet


NOTES: The Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph, also known as the "Moonwatch", is famous for being the watch worn by astronauts during the first Moon landing.
NASA’s harsh and intense qualification tests leading up to the Apollo 11 mission examined several watches from Switzerland’s top manufacturers such as Breitling, Rolex and Omega; the testing was concluded in March 1965 with the final selection awarded to the Omega Speedmaster, because it stood apart from the rest as it continuously kept within 5 seconds accuracy in its per day rate. As a result, it became the official watch of the U.S. space program.
For this reason, the original Moonwatch is highly collectible and a solid investment; it is becoming harder to find, especially in this beautiful original condition.