The Speedmaster Mk11 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’ the 40mm case 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.
What sets this fantastic example apart from the rest (alongside the overall condition) is the stunning original dial, which has aged to a very desirable chocolate brown and is complemented by the beautiful tritium markers, which are a wonderful honey patina.
Tropical dial watches are highly prized by many collectors throughout the world but I cant help but notice the superb value of an example like this especially as I have just listed a Speedmaster professional from 1968 with a tropical dial on this site at well over 3 times this price.
The watch is still fitted to its original Omega bracelet which like the rest of this piece is in great condition.
The Manual cal 861 movement is pristine and dates to 1969. If you want a stunning example of the now 50-year-old iconic timepiece then look no further.
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