Pure AUCTION Sale "one from eBay"
Dot Next to Ninety tachymeter bezel (DNN / DN90)
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INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION 1971
CASE Stainless steel
CASE BACK TYPE Screw-in
DIAL Mat black, Stepped Dial with luminous hour markers and white luminous “stick ” hands.
CRYSTAL Armoured hesalite
BRACELET Stainless steel
MOVEMENT Manual winding (mechanical)
CALIBER NUMBER 861
OTHER Created in 1968 17 jewels Formerly called "27 CHRO C12" Used on second generation "moon watches"
The watch is investment grade throughout.
THE SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MOONWATCH
For well over half a century, the OMEGA Speedmaster has witnessed events that have tested the limits of physical endurance and human courage, including the first manned lunar landing in July of 1969 and every one of NASA’s piloted missions since March of 1965.
Quite Simply the most "Perfect" all rounder chronograph of all time. So many watch enthusiasts clearly agree.
The Case Note: Case serial matches movement & dial serial numbers
This is an Instantly Iconic case design from Omega If not THE Iconic case design from omega the Ref. 145.022 continues the design adopted by the 145.012. A 42mm case with partially integrated crown Stylized Flared beveled edge lugs 43.1mm in diameter (including partially integrated crown / Pushers) original Ω signed crown & original pushers 47.5mm lug tip to lug tip.
CONDITION REPORT Superb condition of course as expected minor surface markings consistent with age, some "get me open!" marks to case back but overall superb no major damage to report watch is pleasingly UNPOLISHED and features all original alternating brushed (edges) & polished finish areas to case NO MAJOR DAMAGE TO REPORT
The Bezel Note:145.022-71 This is fitted with the (correct) bezel, with large TACHYMETRE letters and the Dot Next To 90.
And the now Iconic Speedmaster Tachymeter fixed bezel this has the correct DN90 or Dot next to Ninety bezel considering the watches age and taking into account bezel is ORIGINAL to this watch it is in Fantastic condition
CONDITION REPORT Frankly considering age one of the best bezels we have ever seen ultra mild scuffing in places a small nick at 60 no heavy scratches no major chips NO MAJOR DAMAGE TO REPORT SAM_2371.jpg
Case Back Screw down case back fully signed and serialized internally stamped HF for casemaker Huguenin Freres responsible for some of omega's most iconic cases from the seamaster 300 used by the British Military to the NASA certified Speedmaster.
Tritium Lumed Stepped Dial
Note: the shorter indices on the dial, the slight step before the minute track, the T SWISS MADE T on the lower dial – poorly visible in this photo. This watch has been freshly serviced, note the clean pusher tubes.
It’s hard find a more perfectly designed chronograph
Original to the watch and this is NOT A RE-DIAL
Take a moment to appreciate the design and the proportions employed throughout the dial. The tri-compax arrangement of the subdials is perfectly offset by the Omega logo Even within the logo, there is incredibly harmony due to the way the type increases in size and style as you move down the pyramid from “OMEGA” to “PROFESSIONAL.” Now that you’re imagining a triangle at the top of the dial, picture coinciding lines extending from the sides of the triangle, past the base, all the way to the subdials. Notice how they hit the centers of the sub dials exactly. The central seconds hand of the chronograph, when zeroed, sits perfectly centered in the Omega logo.
Legibility of the design is supreme. Both the hour and minute hands are sized appropriately and offer plenty of contrast against the matte charcoal black powder dial. At no point do the hands obscure the chronograph subdials, and the absence of a date window both means there is less for the hands to get in the way of and all the more pleasing symmetry in the design.
This is a watch that was conceived as a whole. Albert Piguet didn’t just pass off the movement to the dial guy who had already designed what he wanted. The movement was made for the case and the dial; the case and dial were made for the movement. A lot of watches, especially contemporary chronographs, have acres of space between the chronograph subdials and the bezels because they slap huge dials on tiny movements in search of that modern, manly size, but the placement and padding of the Speedmaster chronograph subdials are just perfect.
CONDITION REPORT Showing all signs of a barely worn watch patina is ULTRA minimal yet certainly desired aging to the tritium lume. Tritium can age a couple different ways. People are certainly more accustomed to that yellowish/orange patina as that's what most vintage speedys have faded to , but it can also end up more white/greenish like this one. A rarer variation and in our honest opinion desired above the more "Standard" yellow fade The hands are slightly yellower in coloration yet the difference is very very marginal sparked an excellent debate on weather the centre seconds hand may or may not be a replacement but overall consensus was that this was pretty unlikely NO MAJOR DAMAGE TO REPORT (better than that! it's one of the cleanest 71 stepped dials we have not only ever sold but ever seen! )
The Strap A number of different bracelets have been used for the Speedmaster Professional 145.022. From the reference 1039 with flexible links for the first years (up to 1971) to the most famous ‘145.022’ bracelet, the reference 1171. As fitted again correctly to this watch and featuring again correct 633 end links. Yes you can also have the Black Suede vintage style strap pictured ...
CONDITION REPORT Absolutely OUTSTANDING condition again as expected and desired ultra minor scuffing consistent with age however (like the case) UNPOLISHED and better still Full factory length and will comfortably fit up to a 8.5" wrist NO MAJOR DAMAGE TO REPORT
Speedmasters have an interesting movement
Caliber 861, designed by Albert Piguet, and this is the movement that still stands as the base for contemporary Speedmaster Professionals.
A true moonwatch this is a Hand Wound Mechanical caliber
Omega 861 (Lemania 1873)
Features manual-wind chronograph, 60s, 30min, 12h, cam switched sub second
Pink gold Plated
(a bit of artistic licence taken.. you look so pretty in black and white!)