Omega Speedmaster*** 145.022-69*** 1970
OMEGA Vintage Speedmaster ‘MOONWATCH’ pre-moon caseback Ref. 145.022-69, Cal 861, 1970
Serial # 305XXXXX
Circa: 1970

DESCRIPTION: Vintage Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch from 1970, pre-moon hippocampus case-back

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

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

CASE: 42mm, Stainless Steel, original plexiglass

BRACELET: Not specified


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.