Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II

The name "Speedmaster Professional" is synonymous with the exploration of space and is best known as the first watch worn on the moon, giving them some pretty serious credentials. It is arguable that Omega would probably have stayed in business and been just as popular if the original moon watch was the only model they ever made for the line. But they didn't stop there, and we're glad they didn't.

The years following the legendary Apollo mission saw the release of an expanded line of Speedmaster variants, known commonly as the "Mark" Series. Some of these watches were real flops on the market, and others weren't. Regardless of their initial popularity, all are interesting timepieces and have a collector following today. Of these Mark Series Speedmasters, the one we get asked about most frequently is the first successor to the original Professional - the Mark II. There are some who believe that the Mark II was intended as a more space-friendly replacement to the original Moon Watch model, but there's no evidence that Omega ever submitting it for testing.

Mark II Speedmasters were the first radical departure from the traditional Speedmaster case, and instead of an exposed lug design, the Mark II was given a tonneau shape with hidden lugs. This gives the Mark II a great profile and a distinctly 70s look that is quite popular with enthusiasts today. Like the Moon Watch models, the Mark II used the Calibre .861 manual winding chronograph movement that was introduced in 1968, making them robust and reliable for regular use.

This particular piece is a great example overall, with beautiful black dial that's showing the beginnings of tropicalization, showing hues of brown when the light catches it right. Of particular note is the Omega 1162 bracelet- due to their hidden lugs, strap choices can be tricky and these Mark II's are truly made to be worn on the bracelet.

Values on the Mark II Speedmasters have been steadily climbing for the past few years, and like their original moon watch brethren, are going to continue doing so as the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission looms on the horizon.

Details

Stainless steel case is approximately 41mm (excluding crown and pushers). Omega Reference 145.014. Omega Caliber .861 Automatic Movement. Circa 1969.

Overall Condition: Stainless steel case is in good condition, having been professionally polished, with minimal signs of use and wear including light scratches and dings throughout. Dial is in very good condition with fine even patina to the luminescent elements of the hour markers and hands. Omega crown; Omega case back has some light scratches but is in otherwise very good condition.

Includes 20mm 1162/154 bracelet.

SKU: TT01059

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