OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Pre Moon DON Bezel Step Dial Ref. 145.022 69 ST (1970)

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Manufacturer - Omega

Year - 1970

Reference / Calibre -  861

Movement No - 30.582.289

Case No. - 145.022 69 ST

Material Stainless Steel - 42 mm not including crown

Case, movement, and dial signed

ONE OWNER - Mr Bill Smith was a sea going Engineer with Cunard Brocklebank then Denholms of Glasgow in the late 1960s - working between Jeddah and Rasta Tanura. According Mr Smith's widow, Bill did one particular job on a ship/yacht for a Saudi Prince, and the story goes..:

mending/fixing a tap or plumbing, the Sheikh came to Bill with a wallet of watches for him to choose from.. Bill chose the "Moon watch" and always called it that but I can't recollect him wearing it . It has been lying in a drawer with all his other ones for 50 or so years. I don't suppose he thought of the value but it was always his story to tell and he had a few of those....

So here we have a one owner Speedmaster, gifted to an Engineer from a Saudi Prince. Worn sparingly, the condition is superlative - there is a small ding to the (DON) bezel at 10 o'clock, and a scuff on the lower right twisted lug. 

The dial has remained dark and lustrous, the original hands match the markers.

Correct and original 1039 Flatlink bracelet, stamped 3 70 - which correlate to the movement serial and subsequent date

Serviced January 2022

Currently running strong and keeping exceptional time - this is a time warp with history, and exactly the sort of history we like