Vintage Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark III Ref. 176.002 Cal. 1040 - SOLD
The Speedmaster has been produced in numerous variations since it first appeared in 1957. While the classic black dial Speedmaster Professional "Moonwatch" remains the most popular Speedy, the Mark III is one of the signature funky designs by Omega that captures the design essence and flare of the 1970s. The Mark III is the first Speedmaster to feature both a date as well as an automatic movement, being powered by the outstanding Lemania derived caliber 1040. Despite the massive size of the stainless steel case, it's ergonomically designed to curve with the wrist and sits very comfortably.
This example of the Mark III Speedmaster Professional is entirely original and in outstanding condition. The watch looks seldom worn despite being nearly 50 years old, and the case is clearly unpolished which is key with these models as they feature dramatic, sharp edges and unique deep grain brushing on the case surfaces. The original tritium dial and hands have developed a wonderful even patina. Mechanically, the caliber 1040 runs flawlessly and keeps excellent time.
Take a look at the photos and our condition description below:
Case: 41mm stainless steel case in excellent condition as pictured with only minor surface wear. The case is extremely sharp and clearly unpolished with the original brushing intact.
Bezel: Original internal sloped tachymetere bezel free from any blemishes.
Dial/Hands: Dial and hands are original tritium and free of any blemishes. The tritium hour markers and hands have developed a wonderful creamy, even patina that contrasts the matte black dial.
Caseback: Original caseback in excellent condition as pictured. Caseback is marked 176.002 inside and manufactured by EPSA with its diver's helmet logo. Note that the caseback on these models features the Omega Hippocampus and "Seamaster" despite being a Speedmaster.
Crystal: Original glass crystal in excellent condition as pictured.
Movement: Caliber 1040 automatic movement with a 32.9 million serial number on the rotor indicating production circa 1972. The watch runs extremely well, with all movement functions working as intended, including chronograph start, stop, and return to zero. Service history is unknown.
Bracelet/Strap: The included bracelet is an oyster-style aftermarket bracelet with a genuine "Hecho en Mexico" Omega clasp.
Accessories: None, sold as watch only.