Omega Speedmaster Professional

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SKU AS01932
SKU AS01932

Why We Love it

"Contact Light."

After touching the lander down on the lunar surface, Buzz Aldrin transmitted to Houston control these words, not more than a whisper, the first communication between human beings not concurrently on the same planet. 

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon for the first time, his Speedmaster was in the Lunar Module serving as a backup for its electric timer that had malfunctioned.  It was Aldrin who, following Armstrong to become the second human to walk on the moon, introduced the Speedmaster to the lunar surface.

Today, Omega has become synonymous with the Apollo missions, the moon landing and space exploration in general.  The provenance of the brand, driven by the incredible reliability and functionality of the watches that they produced throughout the space era is second to none.  But at the heart of the moon missions, at the core of their objective, was the intrinsic human desire to explore, to crest the horizon and, undaunted, step forth into the unknown.  

NASA approved the Speedmaster for its space missions because it was the best, most accurate timepiece they could find, and testing revealed that it needed no modification in order to remain functional under the duress of space flight. NASA was concerned with accuracy, durability and usability. They didn't care about Omega's history - they needed a tool that could accompany humans on a mission to the moon and help them get back safely.  They exposed the Speedmaster to high and low temperatures, blasted it with vibrations, challenged it with g-force and submitted it to high and low pressure.  Through all, the Speedmaster ticked on, proving that it could go where no watch had ever gone before.

This particular Speedmaster is the last of the breed to utilize the Calibre .321 column wheel chronograph movement by Lemania, a Reference 145.012 circa 1967 - in other words, the exact same model worn by Aldrin on the Moon that fateful day in July, 1969. With its characteristic applied-logo dial and "Dot Over 90" bezel, this example is in excellent condition throughout, with a nicely patinated dial, sharp unpolished case, Hesalite crystal, and of course a Pre-Moon style caseback featuring the Omega Hippocampus. 

Also, this Speedy has the designation of SP, for Spécial Poussoirs or "special pushers," meaning that these examples had unique pushers with taller caps installed in order to improve water resistance. 

On a 1039 flat link bracelet, this Speedy is ready to accompany its next owner to many new horizons.   

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Omega Speedmaster Professional

Omega Speedmaster Professional

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Omega Speedmaster Professional

Why We Love it

"Contact Light."

After touching the lander down on the lunar surface, Buzz Aldrin transmitted to Houston control these words, not more than a whisper, the first communication between human beings not concurrently on the same planet. 

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon for the first time, his Speedmaster was in the Lunar Module serving as a backup for its electric timer that had malfunctioned.  It was Aldrin who, following Armstrong to become the second human to walk on the moon, introduced the Speedmaster to the lunar surface.

Today, Omega has become synonymous with the Apollo missions, the moon landing and space exploration in general.  The provenance of the brand, driven by the incredible reliability and functionality of the watches that they produced throughout the space era is second to none.  But at the heart of the moon missions, at the core of their objective, was the intrinsic human desire to explore, to crest the horizon and, undaunted, step forth into the unknown.  

NASA approved the Speedmaster for its space missions because it was the best, most accurate timepiece they could find, and testing revealed that it needed no modification in order to remain functional under the duress of space flight. NASA was concerned with accuracy, durability and usability. They didn't care about Omega's history - they needed a tool that could accompany humans on a mission to the moon and help them get back safely.  They exposed the Speedmaster to high and low temperatures, blasted it with vibrations, challenged it with g-force and submitted it to high and low pressure.  Through all, the Speedmaster ticked on, proving that it could go where no watch had ever gone before.

This particular Speedmaster is the last of the breed to utilize the Calibre .321 column wheel chronograph movement by Lemania, a Reference 145.012 circa 1967 - in other words, the exact same model worn by Aldrin on the Moon that fateful day in July, 1969. With its characteristic applied-logo dial and "Dot Over 90" bezel, this example is in excellent condition throughout, with a nicely patinated dial, sharp unpolished case, Hesalite crystal, and of course a Pre-Moon style caseback featuring the Omega Hippocampus. 

Also, this Speedy has the designation of SP, for Spécial Poussoirs or "special pushers," meaning that these examples had unique pushers with taller caps installed in order to improve water resistance. 

On a 1039 flat link bracelet, this Speedy is ready to accompany its next owner to many new horizons.   

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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