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Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 'Pre-Moon'
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We are very happy to bring you the infamous Omega Speedmaster ‘Pre-Moon’. We’re aware of the fact that you’re familiar with the whole ‘Moonwatch story’ by now so we’re not going to bore you with that bull**** anymore. This specific piece dates back to 1967 and is powered by the renowned second generation calibre 321. The watch’s case with its iconic, asymmetrical, ‘Genta designed’, twisted lugs is made out of stainless steel. In the case we’ll find the black ‘Spaced T’ dial with an applied logo. This outstanding dial is of course surrounded by its original ‘Dot Diagonal 70’ bezel insert or as collectors call it 'DoN' bezel, which refers to the dot that is placed above the ninety. The watch is completely original and comes on its period-correct 1039-stamped flat-link stretch bracelet with 516-stamped end links.
Omega SpeedmasterThe Speedmasters history goes back to 1957 when it was introduced as a sports and racing chronograph. However it got picked up by NASA and soon would be known as the ‘first watch worn on the moon’. NASA devised the most demanding tests of a watch’s resistance with the aim of equipping astronauts with the most durable timepieces. The NASA selection tests were conducted from 1964 until 1965 and featured a: high temperature test, low temperature test, vacuum test, humidity test, corrosion test, shock-resistance test, acceleration test, low pressure test, high pressure tests, vibration test and sound testOmega passed all the tests and was officially certified by NASA and the whole crew of the Apollo 11 astronauts each wore a Speedmaster. However, a common misconception is that Armstrong was the first to set a foot on the moon with the Speedmaster where in fact it was actually Buzz Aldrin. Neil Armstrong decided to leave his one as a backup aboard the spacecraft.Ever since, the Speedmaster Professional is one of the most well-known watches of Omega. Omega sticks with its winning formula as the contemporary look makes it difficult to distinguish between modern and vintage pieces, it’s left to some subtle differences. Now that is truly timeless.
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