Tritium with nice patina
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.
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 for the classic Speedmaster. Between the 1970s and 1990s, the Speedmaster Professional only evolved with minor changes in the parts: dial, bezel, plating colour for certain parts of the movement.
A more significant change concerns the manufacturer of the case. After Huguenin Frères, which has ceased its activities, several manufacturers have followed one another, among them Georges Ruedin SA (the maker’s mark is a kind of sun divided into four quarters containing the initials G, R, S, and A) from the second half of the 1990s.
#48.286.xxx is in very good condition, with parts conforming to the original. Its dial is called “Short S” in the MOONWATCH ONLY book. This nickname refers to the shape of the capital S of Speedmaster. This dial was produced from circa 1991 to 1997.
The Watch Score of this Speedmaster is 9.6 due to its excellent condition, and an Extra Score of + 0.2 has been given for the original box.
Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.8.
This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Condition Report.