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Omega Vintage Speedmaster Pre Moon SS BOX & PAPERS 1968 (36287)

Omega Vintage Speedmaster Pre Moon SS BOX & PAPERS 1968 Ref. 145.012 SP

Omega Vintage Speedmaster Pre Moon SS BOX & PAPERS 1968 (36287)

Omega 145.012 SP Speedmaster, 145.012 SP, 145012, confirmed by Omega as first Speedmaster reference to set foot on the moon, stainless steel case on an Omega 1039 bracelet (date stamped 1/68), sharp Huguenin Freres (HF) case, manual wind Omega Caliber 321 movement, chronograph, black dial with tritium lume is in excellent condition and has developed a nice creamy patina, tritium hands with matching patina, black tachymeter bezel, Hesalite crystal, 26 mil serial, diameter: 42mm, thickness: 14mm. Excellent Condition with original Omega box, booklet and warranty booklet; dated August 1968. The watch also comes with the Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1968 with delivery to Austraila. (36287)

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This is a vintage c. 1968 stainless-steel Omega Speedmaster 145.012 SP. It has an integral 1968 Omega 1039 3-link stainless-steel bracelet by Huguenin Freres with a deployment buckle and a Hesalite crystal. It includes a signed screw down winding crown, round chronograph push buttons, and there is a screw down solid case back engraved with "SPEEDMASTER," the Omega symbol and the Omega Hippocampus logo. The case, also produced by Huguenin Freres, is engraved with an HF hallmark on the inside case back. The 42mm diameter solid three-body case, anti-magnetic protection cap, flat lugs and worn black flat bezel with a tachymeter scale to 500 UPH, are polished/brushed. The dial is black with luminous tritium baton hour index markers, pointed luminous steel tritium baton hour and minute hands, and a distinctive luminous arrow-tipped center sweep chronograph hand. There is an outer 1/5 seconds white chronograph scale around the perimeter. It has three recessed "pie tin" shaped black subsidiary dials with concentric circle guilloche centers, luminous white Arabic numerals, markers, and steel indicator hands, including a small running constant seconds register at 9 o'clock, a 12-hour chronograph totalizer at 6 o'clock, and there is a 30-minute chronograph counter at the 3 o'clock position. It has a 44-hour power reserve at full winding, it's water resistant to 25 meters/80 feet, and the 14mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. The Omega Speedmaster 145.012 SP has a mechanical manual winding Omega caliber 321 (based on the Lemania caliber 2310) column wheel chronograph movement. It has copper components and it's constructed with 17 jewels, a shock absorber system, a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance with timing screws, a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, and an index regulator. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph (2.5Hz). The Omega Speedmaster 145.012 SP is confirmed by Omega as the first Speedmaster reference to visit the moon with the Apollo 11 crew in 1969, worn by Buzz Aldrin. This watch also comes with the Omega Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1968 with delivery to Australia.

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