OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MARK II RACING DIAL REF. 145.014
Fine and rare stainless steel tonneau-shaped manual-winding chronograph wristwatch with Racing dial.
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In 1848, Louis Brandt, 23 years old, opened a workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the canton of Neuchatel.
In 1880, his two sons, Louis Paul and César rented a storey in Biel where they manufactured watches using a modern process.
In 1892, they developed what is probably the world’s first minute-repeater wristwatch with Audemars Piguet.
In 1957, this is the creation of the famous Speedmaster. After extremely severe tests, NASA choses the Speedmaster Professional chronograph as timekeeper in 1965.
On July 21st 1969, at 2:56 GMT ,the astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on the Moon, his wristwatch is a Speedmaster Professional chronograph.
That same year Omega, enjoying a special aura, launched the superb Speedmaster Mark II chronograph.
It is a 42-mm diameter tonneau-shaped case with a screwed case back. A magnificent “Racing” dial with 3 registers, minute totalizer at 3, hour totalizer at 6 and permanent second hand at 9. Manual-winding mechanical movement, the calibre 861, an evolution of the calibre 321.
This 1970 masterpiece is one of the finest chronographs watchmade by Omega.
A watch with a sporty look with its magnificent dial in a variety of colors which perfectly fit.
As a legend, the Speedmaster Mark II is the natural extension of the Professional one worn by Buzz Aldrin in 1969.
This emblematic chronograph will be able to join your collection of historic and iconic watches.