Omega Speedmaster Professional - 1974
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Omega Speedmaster Professional - 1974

If you're looking at this, you already know that the Omega Speedmaster Professional is one hell of a timepiece.  Arguably the most important chronographs ever made, Speedmasters set the bar for every purpose-built mechanical chronograph that followed, and for good reason.  Originally designed to meet the rigorous demands of spaceflight, the Speedmaster was the first timepiece to be officially Flight-Qualified for Manned Space Missions by NASA, and was of course the first watch worn on the moon, by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in 1969.  The design of the Speedmaster Professional has remained virtually unchanged since its beginnings, a true testament to its functional and aesthetic perfection.

Excellent examples of Apollo-era Speedmasters are no longer a dime a dozen.  The word is out, and desirability of these iconic chronographs is reaching critical mass.  We haven't been able to hold on to one long enough to even reach our website in months, so we decided to keep this one a secret until we could get it online.

We've been searching all over to locate the best examples of the .861 Speedmaster, and have turned up this awesome example in all-original condition.  Featuring an incredible even patina across the dial, hands, and bezel, it is without a question a total looker.   The case does show wear, and could easily be cleaned up if you prefer, but we like it just the way it is - wearing its history proudly and encouraging its next owner to add his own chapter.

Most delightfully, the serial dates this piece to 1974, making this Speedy the perfect 40th Birthday gift for the horological enthusiast...or for anyone who has ever looked at the night sky and thought to themselves, "I'd rather be up there".

Details

Steel case is approximately 34mm (excluding crown).

Overall Condition: Original steel case, crystal and black dial are in excellent condition. Faint wear marks on caseback can be seen. Chronograph pushers are crisp and tight and function perfectly.

Comes on original JLC brown gator strap with JLC-signed deployant clasp.

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