Omega Speedmaster MKII*** 145.014 Tropical*** 1969
OMEGA Vintage Speedmaster Professional Mark II TROPICAL Ref. 145.014, 1969
Serial # 284XXXXX
Circa: 1969

DESCRIPTION: Vintage Omega Speedmaster Mark II Tropical dial from 1969, beautiful patina, excellent condition

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

DIAL: Tropical aged chocolate brown dial with three registers, luminous baton markers, MARK II, raised tachymeter surrounding the dial under the glass, T SWISS MADE T; Nicely aged patina

CASE: 42mm, Stainless Steel tonneau-shaped, screw down case-back with Speedmaster logo, Pulsometer, mineral crystal glass. Patent Pending inside the caseback DDE BR. + 2750/67

BRACELET: Original Omega stainless steel link bracelet


The Speedmaster Professional Mark II has the same Caliber 861 as the Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’. It was launched in 1969, the year of the landing on the moon, which also meant the renaming of the Speedmaster and the change in the case back engraving to include first watch worn on the moon.
The Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph, also known as the "Moonwatch", is famous for being the watch worn by astronauts during the first Moon landing.
Omega had also been developing improvements and modifications to the Speedmaster that they wished to submit to NASA.
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.
The Speedmaster Mark II has the same movement and quality as its predecessor with a redesigned case and different material glass.