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.
Since 1968, the reference of the classic Speedmaster Professional has remained unchanged: ST 145.022. In 1988, Omega added a second classification code, named PIC, with 3590.50 and then 3570.50 for the classic Speedmaster. Between the 1970s and 1990s, the Speedmaster Professional only evolved with minor changes of parts: dial, bezel, plating colour for certain parts of the movement.
In 1997, a major change occurred with the replacement of the tritium luminous paint for the dial indexes and the large hands by a non-radioactive substance called luminova. Visually, this change results in a white colour of the luminous paint.
9.5 / 10
#48.357.xxx was produced in 1997 and is among the very last Speedmasters with tritium, giving it that typical yellowish patina. It is in excellent condition, with parts conforming to the original, deserving a Watch Score of 9.5.
Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.5.
This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Expert Report.