Speedmaster Pre Moon 145012-67 SP
OMEGA,SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL, REF. 145012-67
ICONEEK price: SOLD
ICONEEK is proud to introduce to you one of the most famous and probably the best chronograph in the world: The Speedmaster Professional, in a sought-after version: ref. ST145012-67. The reference 145.012 is the very last Speedmaster to house the legendary caliber 321 and to have a center chronograph seconds hand with the distinctive, drop-shaped tail. Ref. ST145012-67, launched in 1967, is the second generation of the ST145012 (which was the successor to the ST105.012). Furthermore, It was the first reference of the Speedmaster line to bear the name « Professional », as the Speedmaster was the watch selected by the NASA (among other famous brand), without any modifications, for Apollo space missions.
Introduced in 1963, with reference ST105.012, the 42 mm. three-body case is asymmetric with « Lyre » lugs. The screwed-down case back is engraved with the Speedmaster logo. The heavy-duty case and thick crystal enables the Speedmaster to withstand underwater pressure to a depth of 200 feet. The present watch comes with a large water-resistant tonneau-shaped case, with brushed lyre lugs, a screwed case back engraved with the Speedmaster logo (Seahorse), a plexiglass crystal, a (later) black bezel with tachymeter scale to 500 uph, two round chronograph buttons and winding crown, all protected by a « crown » guard.
Protected by an anti-magnetic protection cap, the model is powered by a Lemania based, caliber 321, copper-colored, with 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance with timing screws, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator and column-wheel chronograph mechanism. Introduced in 1957, Omega caliber 321 movement was replaced by the caliber 861 with cam shaft chronograph at the end of 1968.
The original « spaced t » matte black stepped dial is fitted with painted luminous baton indexes, an outer 1/5th seconds track, three subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, luminous white baton hands. The dial is printed “Omega, Speedmaster, Professional” and “T Swiss Made T” and features the iconic applied polished steel Omega logo. It is said that Omega switched from a raised metal logo to a simple stamped logo, mainly due to cost considerations. Dial, case and movement are signed. The size between the lugs is 20 mm. The present watch comes with a Nato strap.
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Condition: 7.5/10, case a bit re-polished, otherwise not a big issue, some signs of oxydation in places, movement in good overall condition, later original hands, later original crown and later original bezel, dust cap for movement later, dial in good overall condition.
Brand: Patek Philippe
Model: Annual Calendar Flyback Chronograph
Material: 18k pink gold
Dial: brown sunburst dial, applied pink gold baton indexes
Movement: cal. 28-520, 21k gold rotor, stamped with the PP seal of quality, column-wheel chronograph mecanism, 31 jewels
Bracelet: brown leather PP strap with 18K pink gold PP deployant clasp
Functions: annual calendar, flyback chronograph, self-winding
Water-resistant: yes, tested, 30m.
Diam: 42 mm, thickness 14.30 mm.
Accessories: fitted PP presentation box and outer packaging, Certificate of Origin, envelopp, booklet, litterature, additionnal PP strap
Ref. ICO: 99-21-086D