OMEGA SPEEDMASTER ED WHITE TROPICAL REF. 105.003
Fine and very rare stainless steel manual-winding chronograph wristwatch with Tropical dial. With Extract from the Archives.
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A watch is nothing without the person who wears it. The human dimension brings its sublime to the coveted object. We are interested in the Omega Speedmaster, this pre-moon version, a special reference worn by astronaut Edward White, reference 105.003. Edward was the first astronaut to perform an extra-vehicular exit during the Gemini 4 mission which took place from June 3rd to 7th, 1965. The purpose of this mission was simple: to analyze and evaluate the effects of a four-day trip, but also on the equipment. Now you understand why we can feel certain emotions to a piece at the sight of someone.
The model presented here is a 1966 Omega Speedmaster Ed White, reference 105.003. It is a stainless steel round case of 39 mm diameter, with push buttons and screwed case back. Tropical dial with painted stick indexes. Three-register chronograph with minute totalizer at 3, hour totalizer at 6 and permanent second hand at 9. Manual-winding mechanical movement, calibre 321 with column-wheel mechanism.
With its Extract from the Archives.
This historical watch is certainly the most emblematic of all times. It widely participates in space exploration and has been chosen by NASA for all their missions since 1965.