Watch
Score

9.1 / 10

Key features

  • Limited edition (500 pieces)

  • Box & papers (with date and dealer stamp, no sn)

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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 second half of the 1980s, SMH Italy marketed a few numbered series of Speedmasters in steel and gold to increase diversity and possibly attract new customers. The watches were delivered by Omega to SMH Italy as standard products (first the special DD 145.022, then steel ST 145.022) and modified in Italy, with parts sent by Omega. The modified parts were: a specific black and gold dial, black small hands, a solid 14K yellow gold bezel, a gold crown and the pushers. In addition, all the models observed or advertisements of the time show that it was fitted with a leather strap. Two series of 500 numbered Speedmaster Moonwatches were produced and the reference was renamed DA 145.022

#45.251.xxx was manufactured in December 1986 as a DD 145.022 with a steel & gold bracelet. It was then modified by SMH Italy in July 1987. It is from the first series and bears the individual number #135/500.

It is in excellent condition and its parts are compliant, obtaining a Watch Score of 9.1, slightly impacted by the absence of the original brown strap.

An Extra Score of + 0.5 is given for the original box & papers set. Please note that the papers have the sales date (11/1987) and the Rocca stamp (Italian dealer partner of SMH Italy at that time), but not the serial number.

Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.6.

Appraisal Report

This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Expert Report.

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