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OMEGA Speedmaster
145.022-69 “Apollo XI”

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The Omega Speedmaster, born in 1957, is one of the most iconic wristwatches ever produced. Since 1965, it has been the choice of space programs for over half a century and has been associated with some of mankind’s greatest space adventures, earning it the name The Moonwatch. 

Naturally, beyond its professional use for more than sixty years, the Speedmaster, with its incredible history and its timeless design, has appealed to a much wider public throughout the world.

The reference ST 145.022 is the successor of ST 145.012 and the first fitted with the caliber 861. During the first years of production of the ST 145.022, the year of manufacture was engraved inside the caseback: 68, 69, 71, 74, 76 and 78. The sub-reference ST 145.022-69 was produced and delivered during several years, up until 1974. A lot of variations were introduced, the most important being located on the caseback.

There are two versions of the “Straight Writing” caseback, which show differences in the part of the text in an arc. The most common is inscribed “Flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions”, while the other and extremely rare caseback has “OMEGA SPEEDMASTER – APOLLO XI 1969”. This rare version was delivered solely to Japan in 1972.

#31.317.xxx is in very good condition and its parts are conform, deserving a Watch Score of 8.8. It is fitted with its original stainless steel bracelet, ref. 1116/575.

Our WATCHFID Rating is 8.8.

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The Omega Speedmaster, born in 1957, is one of the most iconic wristwatches ever produced. Since 1965, it has been the choice of space programs for over half a century and has been associated with some of mankind’s greatest space adventures, earning it the name The Moonwatch. 

Naturally, beyond its professional use for more than sixty years, the Speedmaster, with its incredible history and its timeless design, has appealed to a much wider public throughout the world.

The reference ST 145.022 is the successor of ST 145.012 and the first fitted with the caliber 861. During the first years of production of the ST 145.022, the year of manufacture was engraved inside the caseback: 68, 69, 71, 74, 76 and 78. The sub-reference ST 145.022-69 was produced and delivered during several years, up until 1974. A lot of variations were introduced, the most important being located on the caseback.

There are two versions of the “Straight Writing” caseback, which show differences in the part of the text in an arc. The most common is inscribed “Flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions”, while the other and extremely rare caseback has “OMEGA SPEEDMASTER – APOLLO XI 1969”. This rare version was delivered solely to Japan in 1972.

#31.317.xxx is in very good condition and its parts are conform, deserving a Watch Score of 8.8. It is fitted with its original stainless steel bracelet, ref. 1116/575.

Our WATCHFID Rating is 8.8.

Watchfid Score

9 / 10

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Watchfid Certification Report: Yes

The purpose of this document is to determine whether the constituent parts of the watch are conform to the model reference /period or not, and to value their condition and importance.

Watchfid Digital Certificate: Yes

All the watches are provided with a digital certificate (the Watchfid-ID), that will be uploaded on your protected and anonymous digital wallet.

Watchfid Appraisal Book: Yes

This document presents each watch in the most objective and detailed manner possible, thanks to a substantiated analysis, high-resolution photos designed to highlight all elements of the watch and an innovative rating system. Available in printed and digital versions.

Extract of Archives: Yes

On request and when available, an extract of the archives from the manufacturer can be obtained.

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