Omega Speedmaster*** 145.022 Box & Papers*** 1989
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch, 145.022 Box & Papers Hong Kong, Circa 1989
Serial: 48241779
Circa: 1989
Reference No.: 145.022

CASE: 42mm Stainless Steel, lyre lug moonwatch case, acrylic crystal, black tachymeter bezel

DIAL: Black matte dial with three chronograph registers, tritium hour markers

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

BRACELET: Original Omega stainless steel bracelet Ref 1450/808 'President' Bracelet

CONDITION REPORT: This watch comes complete with its instruction manual, original guarantee papers and dark red box. The dial is in mint condition and its tritium markers have aged nicely with a cream color patina. There is a slight dent in the bezel on the letter C of Tachymetre. Otherwise in excellent condition.

NOTES: According to the Omega Museum, the present watch was produced in April 1989 and delivered to Hong Kong.

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.