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Stainless steel Speedmaster with NATO Strap. Made 1970

Stainless steel Speedmaster with NATO Strap. Made 1970

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Information

  • Brand: OMEGA
  • Year: 1970
  • Model: Speedmaster
  • Reference: 145.022
  • Calibre: 861
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Features/complications: Chronograph and Tachymetre bezel 
  • Dial: Black matt dial with luminous painted baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, outermost 1/5 second divisions featuring subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock, 30 minute register at 3 o’clock and 12 hour register at 6 o’clock with luminous baton hands, and arrowhead centre chronograph seconds
  • Case dimensions: 39mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Steel brecelet
  • Accessories: Extract from the Archives
  • SKU: 02781

Essay

Essay: Omega’s caliber 861 is the successor of the caliber 321 that Omega used in the Speedmaster from 1957 to 1968. The 145.022-69 has been produced for a few years in different versions, and they are not all pre-Moon…

It is nevertheless an interesting model that can itself be the subject of a collection because of the large variety of its components: three types of tachymeter bezel, optional bezels and three versions of casebacks, counting the post-Moon version.

Furthermore, the 145.022-69 is the first steel Speedmaster to get the new dial with the painted Ω and the shortened main markers. And it is probably the model in which the most so-called “chocolate” dials are found.

As for almost all the other references, some 145.022-69s pre-Moon have also been fitted with optional bezels (telemeter, pulsometer or decimal).