1971 Omega Speedmaster Professional 'Black Racing' 145.012-68 SP
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An incredibly rare Speedmaster to find - The Black/Red Speedmaster Racing.
It's not until recent years that we have learnt of various Speedmasters that come out of Bienne in the mid to late 60s. There was the Blue/Grey Sunburst (Soleil), the Grey Racing, the Ultraman and a few other rare ones. Then there was this - The Black/Red racing. These can in 2 variations, the Pre-Professional AML dial and the Professional dial like this one.
This particular watch was produced in June 1968 and delivered to the UK. It was later sold in 1971 to it's first owner who it was purchased from. Most of these come as watch only as the box and documents have been discarded long ago or lost.
This one is complemented in having the original box and documents as well as the Omega Extract of the Archives with the correct provenance listed.
This one being a professional as opposed to the pre-professional, has the smaller sub dials.
These are an exceptionally rare Speedmasster to find and only made in limited numbers. The condition of this watch is excellent, having barely been worn.
Brand and Model: Omega Speedmaster Professional
Reference: 145.012-68 SP
Case: Stainless steel asymmetrical case
Bezel: Correct DO90 with accent over the E
Bracelet: Omega 1035 with 506 end links.
Dial: Black dial with red and tritium indices
Hands: Red tritium hour and minute hands with whit hands - Original.
Crystal: Omega Hesalite with the correct flat foot Omega logo in the center
Case Diameter: 42mm with 20mm lugs
Movement: Omega Cal 321 with serial 26.078.xxx
Case Back: Correct single bevel case back stamped 145.012-68 SP. The hippocampus is clear
Included with watch:
Original outer box
Original inner red box (hinge damaged) it is the original box that came with the watch
Original papers dated 1971 from Derbyshire
Extract of the Archives stating its production in June 1968 and subsequently delivered to the United Kingdom
The condition of this watch is exceptional. Its an all original piece that has the correct provenance that any decerning collector will look for. These are hard to find in this condition and as a full set.
Upon sale, this watch will be sent for a service by Simon Freese. I will do this to conserve the service warranty so the buyer receives a full 12 months direct from Simon.