9,3 / 10
Rare 220 bezel
#30.992.xxx is a very nice example of ST 145.022-69 “220 Bezel”.
It is in excellent condition and its parts are conform.
The watch is fitted with its steel bracelet reference 1171/633.
About the model
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. You can read the complete story of the 145.022-69 here: Understanding the Speedmaster 145.022-69.
Among all those versions, the “220” pre-Moon, fitted with a “220” bezel (graduation error), has been produced in the fall of 1970 with movement numbers between 30.588.xxx and 31.008.xxx. The present watch has such a bezel.