Omega Speedmaster*** 145.022 Apollo-Soyuz*** 1976
OMEGA Speedmaster 145.022 Apollo-Soyuz Limited Edition, circa 1976
Serial: 39181025 / Limited Edition Number 236
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: An absolutely honest and gorgeous example of the elusive Apollo Soyuz Speedmaster. This watch is in original and untouched condition. The dial and hands are original and the hour markers have aged with a stunning amber patina. There is some slight crackling within the tritium lume in the hands. The case is unpolished with visible wear marks and the bracelet shows signs of wear as well, but original. The watch was fully overhauled in January 2020, the crystal was replaced and the crown also with a period correct one. Both original parts were kept on the side. The crown was replaced because it has a few dents in it and an identical one was fitted on the watch.

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.