Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022-ST-69 Pre Moon
Here is a great looking Omega Speedmaster 145.022-ST-69 Pre Moon, from 1971. One of the most recognisable, popular and beautiful chronographs ever made. Considering our name, it’s no surprise that the Speedy is one of our favourites.
The design of the dial is timeless, it is steeped in history (the Moonwatch), and it just works on so many levels.
We like a watch that shows its age, that hasn’t been overly refurbished or repolished. This particular Speedmaster shows its age but remains in great shape – “69” case, the bezel and the case back. It’s not perfect but how many 51-year-olds are?!
The original (A4) “Single Bevel” case back is showing light wear and the Hippocampus and wording around it are visible.
The original black (C1) dial with the correctly spaced “T’s” around “Swiss”, has the triple register layout, unchanged over decades with its stepped contours, is in great condition, However, the lume to the face and the hands has lost its luminosity.
The bezel looks to have been replaced with a B7 (2004) style, the wide “Happy feet” crown (A3) and “Wide & Tall” Type 4 pushers are in fine fettle and look original.
It is presented on an original 1171 bracelet, with what looks like new-ish, but correct 633 end links.
The movement with serial number 31323915 has been fully serviced and checked over by our watchmaker, so timekeeping is excellent and the chronograph works properly too.
We always say that for any collector, there must be a place in their collection for a Speedmaster of any age. If you don’t already have one, this would be a very good starting point.