If there was a watch that was on the cusp of rocketing in value it is the Omega Speedmaster Professional MKII., they have already risen in value in the last 24 months by circa 30%. The watch was introduced in 1969 and this example is one of the first. It was intended as the replacement for the original Speedmaster (ironic as both watches are still being manufactured, although the MKII is a re-addition)
MKII was very much ‘of its time’ in terms of design and has been emulated by a number of other manufacturers since. the MKII was the first watch to use Omega famous ‘pilot line case’ it was hewn from a huge chunk of solid stainless steel with starburst finish on the case it had a real wrist presence. The case had a totally new and innovative design with the crystal being integral and flush to the case with the tachymeter bezel being incorporated to the crystal.
In our opinion what sets the watch out from the rest (alongside the overall condition) is the stunning original dial, with beautiful tritium markers, which are a wonderful honey patina. The movement is pristine and dates to 1969. If you want a stunning example of the now 50-year-old iconic then look no further.
possibly a great 50th birthday gift for someone born in 1969.