Omega Speedmaster*** 3572.50 Tritium B&P*** 1996
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Sapphire Back, 3572.50 Last Series Tritium Dial, Circa 1996
Serial: 48350876
Circa: 1996
Reference No.: 3572.50

CASE: 42mm Stainless Steel, Sapphire "See Through" Caseback, lyre lug moonwatch case, acrylic crystal, black tachymeter bezel

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

MOVEMENT: Caliber 1863, hand wound mechanical chronograph, 18 jewels

BRACELET: Original Omega stainless steel bracelet

CONDITION REPORT: The dial is in mint condition and its tritium markers have aged nicely with a cream color patina.

NOTES: The watch is accompanied by its original box, papers and a service invoice from 2010.

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.