Extremely rare reference
Very first Speedmaster fitted with a display back
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 BA 345.0802, commemorating at the same time Apollo 11 and the re-qualification of the Speedmaster for the Space Shuttle program, was the second Speedmaster in 18K yellow gold, produced between 1980 and 1988 in approximately 300 numbered copies. It has a rarer sister, the white gold version (reference BC 345.0802) produced in only 20 copies.
It was the very first Speedmaster equipped with a sapphire-crystal display back, the first steel version being produced in 1985. On this occasion, the 861 caliber was modified in a luxury version, rhodium-plated, since it was visible through the transparent caseback. It was renamed 861L.
#45.540.xxx has the individual number A xxx. It was delivered in November 1982 to Switzerland. It is in top condition and its parts are conform, earning a Watch Score of 9.9.
Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.9.
This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Condition Report.