Omega Speedmaster*** 145.022-69 Racing*** 1971
OMEGA Speedmaster 145.022 Racing Dial, circa 1971
Serial: 32218850
Circa: 1971
Reference No.: 145.022

CASE: 42mm, stainless steel, steel with black bezel tachymeter

DIAL: Grey racing ‘exotic’ dial with orange markers

MOVEMENT: Calibre 861, hand-wound chronograph, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Stainless steel Omega bracelet

CONDITION REPORT: All original and mint condition


In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s Omega developed racing dials for the Speedmaster. The Speedmaster Mark II was officially retailed with a grey racing dial that had orange accents and the hands for chronograph functions in orange color. It is thought that the same was developed for the 145.022, but very few have actually been seen. These extremely rare racing dial moonwatch Speedmasters are unique in their appearance and this version was the inspiration for the Japan Racing Speedmaster limited production (2004 pcs) model 3570.40 made in 2004.
In addition, there is also an added logic to these racing dials as the Speedmaster was originally launched as a racer’s watch and came standard with a tachymeter.
A very rare addition to this watch is its Omega Archive extract with mention of the exotic dial.