1988 Omega Speedmaster 376.0822 'Holy Grail'
The Speedmaster Holy Grail was given its name by the late Chuck Maddox. There is a great article on the watch here by Fratello Watches. With a limited run of circa 2000 watches it was relitively cheap to find one 5 years ago. Now with collectors wating to add these to collections, the price has risen immensly. Undoubtably the Holy Grail is one watch you should have in the collection!
Brand and Model: Omega Speedmaster Automatic
Reference: ST 376.0822
Case: Stainless steel which is unique to this model. Featuring thicker shoulders than the standard Moonwatch.
Bezel: B4 correct for after February 1988
Bracelet: Omega 1450 bracelet with 809 end links
Dial: Correct dial with concentric circles on the sub dials, correct 'wedge 2's' Hands,
Crown and Pushers: The correct pushers and crown are fitted (the crown is extended out for the photos) The hands are correct long lume hands for this model.
Crystal: Correct Omega hesalite crystal with no Omega logo and metal minute track.
Case Diameter: 42mm
Movement: Omega cal 1045 with Serial 48,233,xxx
Case Back: Stainless steel with 376.0822 stamped in the reverse.
Included with watch: Watch and Omega Extract of the Archives dating the watch to April 27th 1988 and sold originally to Hong Kong.
Condition: The watch is in excellent condition and shows minimal wear consistent with use. All the functions are working correctly. It also comes with a 12 Months movement warranty.