Omega – Apollo Soyuz Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Ref. 145.022 – Cal. 861
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A rare and desirable Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo Soyuz from 1976, in excellent original condition both aesthetically and functionally.
This chronograph was released in 1976 exclusively for the Italian market to commemorate the successful joint space mission between the US Apollo spacecraft and the Russian Soyuz in July 1975.
It is estimated that the production of this limited and numbered series ranges between 400 and 500 pieces, individually numbered on the case back on which the letter “I” also appears, indicating the Italian target market.
The Apollo Soyuz Speedmasters have differences compared to regular production models:
- A dial with a commemorative medallion of the mission, without the Speedmaster professional writings and with longer indexes.
- A special customised case back.
- Buttons with a diameter of 5.5 mm instead of 5 mm.
- A modified case to accommodate the larger buttons.
- A specific bracelet.
The case is in a very good unmolested condition, with a diameter of 42mm, excluding the crown. The steel screw-down case back, customised and numbered for this series, is in a very good condition too. The case appears never to have been polished and shows slight and normal signs of use.
Black tritium dial, in excellent condition, shows only a very light and uniform time patina, with the typical graphics of this series, elongated indexes and the writing “T swiss made T” at 6 o’clock.
Manual winding movement, Omega cal 861 with lever chronograph dispatch, well finished and in excellent condition. Movement serial number 39.181.XXX, correct for this limited series. It runs accurately. The chronograph starts and resets without issues. This watch has been fully serviced and it is delivered with our 6-month guarantee.
Original crown, original plexiglass in excellent condition, and original tachymeter bezel in a very good condition.
Original bracelet ref. 1168 with 633 end pieces in a very good – slightly used – condition and with a total length of 20+ cm.
This watch is guaranteed an original and it will be delivered with with our 6-month operating guarantee and certificate of authenticity.
International buyers are welcome, we ship to most countries.
Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch