Extremely rare reference
Original and specific 1116 steel bracelet
About this watch
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.
This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Condition Report.