Omega Speedmaster*** 145.022 Apollo-Soyuz*** 1976
OMEGA Speedmaster 145.022 Apollo-Soyuz Limited Edition, circa 1976
Serial: 39180914 / Limited Edition Number 355
Circa: 1976
Reference No.: 145.022

CASE: 42mm, stainless steel, steel with black bezel tachymeter. Special Apollo-Soyuz commemorative case back with limited edition number.

DIAL: Black matte dial with Apollo-Soyuz mission medallion and tritium hour markers

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

BRACELET: Stainless steel 'Oyster' bracelet 1168/633

CONDITION REPORT: All original and mint condition. The dial is in mint condition with all lume intact and nice patina. The hands glow a little longer than the dial and appear to have been refilled at some point. The case is unpolished, crystal is original and the bracelet shows signs of wear, but is original.

In commemoration of the successful mission between Russian and American space programs in 1975, Omega released its first numbered edition in stainless steel in 1976: The Apollo-Soyuz Speedmaster for the Italian Market. This is the only Speedmaster that does not mention Speedmaster on the dial and instead has the Apollo-Soyuz mission logo. It has special 5.5mm large pushers on the case and a commemorative numbered case back. Interestingly, it also has a special bracelet the 1168 'Oyster style' that is not seen on other Speedmasters.