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Speedy Tuesday – An Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary Prototype

Speedy Tuesday – An Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary Prototype

It’s Speedy Tuesday! An uncommon Speedy Tuesday, as we have a commitment from one of our perusers about his abnormal Omega Speedmaster Pro with reference number 145.0077/345.0077. Roman from Croatia keeps in touch with us the following:

Two detached occasions began this story.

  1. Purchase of a white dial Speedmaster in January, 2005.
  2. The OMEGAMANIA closeout in April, 2007.

In 2005 I purchased Omega Speedmaster with a white dial, Ref.No: DD145.0022 with an OMEGA 861 development, Year of production 1984. I kept in touch with Omega Switzerland to demand some extra data about this watch.

Below is the appropriate response I have gotten from Mr.Jean-Luc Miranda, OMEGA Museum in February 2005.:

„Your development number is very much identified with a DD 145.022 (145.0022 200 precisely) which was sent to Germany on April 2nd, 1985(with steel/gold wristband). The augmentation „200″ signifies overlaid dial with rhodium-plated counters.Unfortunately you have a white dial and no „Professional” checking on the dial. Moreover the press catches and the crown ought to be overlaid, not treated steel. Thus, you have likely an off-base dial and press catches and crown”

So I stayed with the secret why somebody would supplant unique parts like a dial, pushers and crown on a Replica Watch Company Reviews Company Reviews that showed up in a generally amazing condition. There was little I could do so I quit looking for answers and trusted that the future may bring something.

In February 2007, I was available at the OmegaMania closeout to be held in Geneva from April 13 to April 15 in that very year. Some notable experts from Omega would be there too so I chose to take my white dialed Speedmaster with me and request the expert’s assessment on my Speedmaster. I had the extraordinary advantage to meet with Mr. Marco Richon, one of the previous heads of the Omega Museum in Biel, and writer of the “A Journey through Time” book, the holy book for Omega gatherers. I clarified the unsolved secret of my Speedmaster DD145.0022 200 and Mr Richon chose to welcome me for a burger joint with some friends.

During this coffee shop, 8 people were there, 4 Omega Vice Presidents, two major authorities, Mr.Richon and myself. I gave my treasured Speedy to Mr.Richon and he was astounded to see it with this dial also, so he passes it to the following master at the table. While the Replica Watch Company Reviews Company Reviews was gradually coursing around the table, I saw that Mr.Richon was wearing an odd Replica Watch Company Reviews Company Reviews himself. A Speedmaster Professional taking all things together its magnificence however with a date. Furthermore, it wasn’t the Holy Grail Speedmaster , however an ordinary looking Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 yet with a date opening at 4.30.

All I could say to Mr. Richon was that such a Replica Watch Company Reviews Company Reviews didn’t exist. Mr.Richon grinned and said “obviously, this is one of the models for the 50th Anniversary Speedmaster.” and offered it to me for a nearer inspection.

I likewise saw that my own Speedmaster completed its trip around the table and wound up in the possession of Mr Richon once more. After some conversation it was inferred that all things considered, an approved Omega vendor in Germany requested this particular dial to fulfill the wish of a significant client through one of the dial makers. This was later-on affirmed by Mr. Richon, some time after this meeting.

However, I was unable to release the model out of my hands. It was dazzling. Mr Richon saw this and inquired as to whether I might want to exchange this model Replica Watch Company Reviews Company Reviews for my white dial Speedmaster. Next morning I flew back to Croatia and the principal thing I did when I showed up home was to investigate a more critical glance at the watch.

The case back of the Replica Watch Company Reviews Company Reviews says the typical “FLIGHT-QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS” and “THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON”. Other than that, it has a “NOT FOR SALES” etching in the drags. Unscrewing the case back showed that it really had an irregular development too, the Omega type 3301 that was additionally utilized in the Michael Schumacher Legend Collection and which depends on the F. Piguet 1285 development. Within the caseback had the numbers 145.0077 and 345.0077 engraved, which are the old-style reference numbers that Omega utilized. The development number (or chronic number) I found on the Caliber 3301 development was 78 000 206.

In the end, we realize that Omega utilized various models for the 50th Anniversary release, the Speedmaster Professional reference 311. model restricted to 5957 pieces and this uncommon OMEGA Speedmaster 311. model restricted to 1957 pieces. The last one arrived in an extremely extraordinary wooden box, with an additional cowhide tie and a plate with watchmakers’ tools.

Thanks to Roman from Croatia for his commitment to Speedy Tuesday. Do you need your Omega Speedmaster to be included here? Drop us a line .

Update, we got the accompanying photograph from Tom Koerts, Replica Watch Company Reviews Company Reviews aficionado from The Netherlands who found a comparable Omega Speedmaster Pro on the wrist of one of the watchmakers at Blancpain. This presumably implies that there are more models of this model around.