Omega launched the Speedmaster 94 145 022 in 1970 as a first response to the 1969 moon landing. There were 3 models, the rarest and most sought after is known as the ‘straight writing’ (this refers to the writing on the outside case back) – these have actually become slightly more valuable than the 1969 model. The calibre 861 movement for these watches carried the movement number range of 31,000,000 to 32,999,999. The dial’s known as stepped due to the circular line at the edge of the minute markers. It’s also interesting to note that the Omega box also carries the reference of ‘SSIH’. The SSIH group merged with Omega in 1930 and by the 1970’s was one of the largest manufacturers of watches in the world (later merged with the Swatch group in 1998). This watch is amongst the most collectible of the Omega Speedmasters.
We’re selling this example on behalf of the owner who bought it, via us, from the original owner who bought it from new in 1973 and it’s amongst the best in the world both in terms of originality/condition and provenance. He only wore it occasionally and kept it (and the box, papers etc.) in pristine condition. It is one of the best known examples in the World as it retains its’ original bezel insert, bracelet and has only had a very light polish during a service by Omega in 2001 (only time it’s been polished) – the case is in stunning condition but does have some light scratching on the case sides. I’m always happy to send the high resolution pictures if required. In terms of provenance we have:
- The original open papers
- The original Omega booklets and guide
- The original Omega box – inner and outer – in excellent condition
- The original purchase receipt
- The service record
- The swing tag
- The original spare link
This is amongst the best examples in the world of this extremely rare watch. Our watchmaker has serviced the movement and we will give a 12 month guarantee on the movement and a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance.