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Omega SpeedMaster Professional Mark II .REF.00652

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  • Marca: Omega
  • Modelo: Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II Chronograph Vintage
  • Número: 145.014
  • Gênero: Masculino
  • Movimento: Highgrade Omega Cronógrafo ref. 861 mecânico manual.  Clássico Speedmaster Mark II, por volta de 1970, especial, cronógrafo
  • Caixa: Aço inox, tamanho aprox. 41,75 mm, diâmetro sem coroa. Resistente a agua. Clássico. Traseira rosqueada. Robusto e resistente. Gravado logo Omega SeaHorse (cavalo marinho) na traseira
  • Fundo: Preto; taquiÍmetro interno sob o cristal mineral (interno). Gravado:  Swiss Made, Speedmaster Professional Mark II; 3 subdials
  • Pulseira: Aco, original Omega gravada, Fecho de seguranca deployant;  Acompanha 2a. Pulseira tipo NATO (não original)
  •  Comentários: Excelente estado, inclusive cosmético, funcionamento perfeito, 100% original. Revisado profissionalmente. Cristal mineral  e bezel interno novo, substituído pelo original NOS, assim como a coroa. O Omega Speedmaster é certamente um dos relógios mais cobiçados.  Adquirido nos EUA (New York)  de colecionador.
  • Acompanha: Caixa Omega, sacola de luxo e livro-catálogo Omega. Manual não acompanha. 

 

  •  Nota: em caso de envio por correio, nao acompanha o livro nem a sacola         

 

 

INTRODUCTION:  “...The Speedmaster is a wristwatch with chronograph function, which was put on the market in 1957;  In 1965 the Speedmaster was selected by the NASA as the official watch for the astronauts. Since 1966 it bears the name Speedmaster Professional and has received the typical design with a contrasting black dial.

The Omega Speedmaster Professional was the only watch which passed the extensive tests at the NASA. These tests included magnetic fields, gravity loss, temperature changes from -18 to +93 degrees Celsius, as well as extreme shocks and vibrations. It had a stainless steel case and was waterproof up to 50 meters. Initially the Calibre 321 was built in, since 1968 the manual winding movement 861 (or 1861) with 21.600 A/h was used.

This watch is known to have been the first and only wristwatch on the moon, and is therefore often referred to as the 'Moon Watch'. On 16 July 1969 the Apollo 11 mission took off, and on 21 July 1969 Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface with the Speedmaster his wrist. Thus, the watch of Aldrin was the first watch on the moon, as Neil Armstrong's watch was left behind in the lunar module. When Aldrin later sended the watch to the National Air and Space Museum, it was unfortunately lost and did not appear to this day. The two watches of Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins are now on display.

As another credit this manual winding chronograph can take, that in 1970 it provided valuable support to the crew of the damaged Apollo 13 capsule. After the on-board electronics had failed for good, in a crucial moment it helped to enable the manual ignition of the returning engines.

Just before the moon landing, Cal. 861 was introduced and this soon became the standard movement for the Speedmaster Professional series. These later Professional "moon watches" feature an asymmetrical case that somewhat protects the chronograph pushers. But the Moonwatch case is not the hallmark of "Professional" either. The automatic Mark II was labeled "Professional" throughout its run, as was the later Mark IV. And the Mark III was given the "Professional" label in 1973 as well. These watches featured a wide variety of cases and dials along with their automatic movements and all were officially called "Professional".

Mark Series

In 1969, Omega introduced the Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II, indicating that this was a successor to the original Speedmaster Professional. This model used a decidedly different tonneau case. A Mark III line appeared in 1971 with three different cases reminiscent of the Flightmaster and Seamaster and the new 2-register Cal. 1040 central-rotor automatic movement. The Mark III was not originally marked "Professional", but it gained this name after 1973. The Speedmaster Professional Mark IV appeared in 1973 with a new case style and Cal. 1040. This case was shared with a 3-register non-Professional automatic Speedmaster using the new Cal. 1045. In 1984, Omega introduced another non-Professional Speedmaster Mark V with another new case and the 3-register Cal. 1045.

1989 a contract between Omega and the Russian space agency was ratified that ensured that the Omega Speedmaster Professional was also used as the official watch at the cosmonauts. Between 1993 and 1994 the Russian space agency conducted tests with various watches on board of the MIR and ultimately decided in favour of the Speedmaster.Today the Omega Speedmaster Professional belongs to the standard equipment of the astronauts.

Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II. Therefore, The name "Speedmaster Professional" is synonymous with the exploration of space and is best known as the first watch worn on the moon, giving them some pretty serious credentials. It is arguable that Omega would probably have stayed in business and been just as popular if the original moon watch was the only model they ever made for the line. The years following the legendary Apollo mission saw the release of an expanded line of Speedmaster variants, known commonly as the "Mark" Series. Some of these watches were real flops on the market, and others weren't. Regardless of their initial popularity, all are interesting timepieces and have a collector following today. Of these Mark Series Speedmasters, this is the first successor to the original Professional - the Mark II. There are some who believe that the Mark II was intended as a more space-friendly replacement to the original Moon Watch model. Mark II Speedmasters were the first radical departure from the traditional Speedmaster case, and instead of an exposed lug design, the Mark II was given a tonneau shape with hidden lugs. This gives the Mark II a great profile and a distinctly 70s look that is quite popular with enthusiasts today. Like the Moon Watch models, the Mark II used the Calibre .861 manual winding chronograph movement that was introduced in 1968, making them robust and reliable for regular use. Values on the Mark II have been climbing for the past few years, and like their pair the moon watch, are going to continue doing so as the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is neaby...”

Additional info:

Overall Condition: 100% original, Stainless steel case  in good condition,  professionally cleaned, with minimal signs of use. Dial is in very good condition and the elements of the hour markers and hands. Crown, Crystal and Tachymeter bezel  are new, Old stock, original Omega; Omega case back has some light scratches but is in  good condition. Omega bracelet with normal signs of use.

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Year around 1970
Model – 145.014
Movement – Mechanical Wind Caliber 861
Case – Stainless steel 41.75mm
Dial – Black ; Crystal Mineral with Tachymeter – new, NOS original 
additional: with a Nato Strap (additional, non original)
Keeps great time; professionally revised.

Provenance: New York collector 
Reference price:  aprox. USD 3,000.00 / 4,000.00  (USA)

 

 

Additional information:

 

¬...Omega SA is a  Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Formally operating as the La Generale Watch Co, founded in 1848, later incorporating the name Omega in 1903. Britain's Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as its official timekeepers for its combat units, as did the American Army in 1918. Omega watches were the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969. Omega has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers, past and present, include Elvis PresleyJohn F. Kennedy,Prince WilliamGeorge Clooney and Buzz Aldrin.Omega is owned by the Swatch Group.

History

The forerunner of Omega, La Generale Watch Co, was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by Louis Brandt, who assembled key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He sold his watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England, his chief market. In 1894, his two sons Louis-Paul and César developed a revolutionary in-house manufacturing and total production control system that allowed component parts to be interchangeable. Watches developed with these techniques were marketed under the Omega brand of La Generale Watch Co. By 1903 the success of the Omega brand led to La Generale Watch Co to spin off the Omega brand as its own company, and the Omega Watch Co was officially founded in 1903.

Louis-Paul and César Brandt both died in 1903, leaving one of Switzerland's largest watch companies — with 240,000 watches produced annually and employing 800 people — in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24.

Brandt was the great architect and builder of Omega. His influence would be felt over the next half-century. The economic difficulties brought on by the First World War would lead him to work actively from 1925 toward the union of Omega and Tissot, then to their merger in 1930 into the group SSIHGeneva.

Under Brandt's leadership and Joseph Reiser's from 1955, the SSIH Group continued to grow and multiply, absorbing or creating some fifty companies, including Lanco and Lemania, manufacturer of the most famous Omega chronograph movements. By the 1970s, SSIH had become Switzerland's number one producer of finished watches and number three in the world. Up to this time, the Omega brand outsold Rolex, its main Swiss rival in the luxury watch segment, although Rolex watches sold at a higher price point. Around this time it was viewed as Rolex versus Omega in the competition for the "King of Swiss Watch brands". Omega watches tended to be more revolutionary and more professional focused, while Rolex watches were more ‘evolutionary’ and famous for their mechanical pieces and brand.[7][8][9]

While Omega and Rolex had dominated in the pre-quartz era, this changed in the 1970s. That was when Japanese watch manufacturers such as Seiko and Citizen rose to dominance due to their pioneering of quartz movement. In response, Rolex continued concentrating on its expensive mechanical chronometers where its expertise lay (though it did have some experimentation in quartz), while Omega tried to compete with the Japanese in the quartz watch market with Swiss made quartz movements.[

Financial takeover

Weakened by the severe monetary crisis and recession of 1975 to 1980, SSIH was bailed out by the banks in 1981.[11] During this period, Seiko expressed interest in acquiring Omega, but nothing came out of the talks.

Switzerland's other watch making giant Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhrenindustrie AG (ASUAG - supplier of a large range of Swiss movements and watch assemblers) was in economic difficulty. It was the principal manufacturer of Ébauche (unfinished movements) and owner, through their sub-holding company General Watch Co (GWC), of various other Swiss watch brands including LonginesRadoCertina, Hamilton Watch and Mido.

After drastic financial restructuring, the R&D departments of ASUAG and SSIH merged production operations at the ETA complex in Granges. The two companies completely merged forming ASUAG-SSIH, a holding company, in 1983.

Two years later this holding company was taken over by a group of private investors led by Nicolas Hayek. Renamed SMH, Société de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie, this new group over the next decade proceeded to become one of the top watch producers in the world.[12] In 1998 it became the Swatch Group, which now manufactures Omega and other brands such as BlancpainSwatch, and Breguet.

Omega's brand experienced a resurgence with advertisement that focused on product placement strategies, such as in the James Bond 007 films; the character had previously worn a Rolex Submariner but switched to the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M with GoldenEye (1995) and has stayed with the latter ever since until swapping it for the Omega Planet Ocean and Aqua Terra. Omega also adopted many elements of Rolex's business model (i.e. premium pricing, tighter controls of dealer pricing, increasing advertising, etc.) which was successful in increasing Omega's market share and name recognition to become more of a direct competitor to Rolex.[7][13][14]

Observatory Trials

Observatory trials focused on the science of Chronometry and the ability to make chronometers measure time precisely. Only Patek Philippe and Omega participated every year in the trials. Omega's performances at these competitions garnered the company a reputation of precision and innovation.

For more than a decade (1958 – 1969), Omega was the largest manufacturer of COSC chronometers. Omega developed the slogan "Omega – Exact time for life" in 1931 based on historical performance at the Observatory trials. Omega's early prowess in designing and regulating timing movements was made possible by the company's incorporation of new chronometric innovations.

Omega has been associated with James Bond movies since 1995. That year, Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond and began wearing the Omega Seamaster Quartz Professional in the movie GoldenEye. In all later films, Brosnan wore an Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer. The producers wanted to update the image of the fictional "super-spy" to a more distinctly sophisticated "Euro" look.

 

 

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 Audemars PiguetA. Lange & SohneBell & RossBlancpainBreguetCartierChopardCuervos y SobrinosGlashute,IWCJaeager Le coulterJeanRichardLonginesMidoMontblancPaneraiParmigianiPiagetPradaRoger Dubuis,SeikoUlysse NardinVacheron ConstantinVulcain

 

 

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