Omega Speedmaster 145.022-69 ‘pre moon’ with box and papers
Great to see nice examples of this iconic watch can still be found although it is getting noticeably harder each month as we approach 2019 which in my opinion will be the year prices for these iconic watches take another leap skywards
This lovely one owner 145.022 dates to 1969 and is the very last of the model with the Speedmaster engraved case back and one of the earliest utilizing the famous caliber 861 movement ,this particular piece has a very early serial number for the 861 as well
The watch is in time warp condition, the case is in un-refinished condition, the dial is tremendous with gorgeous luminous material and a stunning patina. The watch is a complete set with the original box and papers (Blank) and even the original hang tag, it doesn’t get better than this.
The watch has been fully checked and the original 861 movement (which dates perfectly to the watch) the rest of the watch is completely original. Along with the original movement, dial and hands, the watch benefits from the original Dot Next to Ninety bezel, original crystal and original pushers, even the original crown.
This is a rare opportunity, so many of these Moon watches are over polished, or with damage or poor dial and virtually none have the original matching box ect, it truly a great example
Fitted to a NOS original corfam strap which are also virtually impossible to find