Vintage Omega Speedmaster Professional 105.012-66 HF Cal. 321 w/ Box and Papers
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The 105.012 is the same reference worn by the astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission, cementing the Speedmaster's legacy by becoming the first watch worn on the moon. With this significance, this watch has emerged as a very important Speedmaster reference and continues to be one of the most sought after vintage watches on the planet.
This example comes from my personal collection and has been in my possession for the last 5 years. It was freshly serviced when I purchased it and I have worn this watch approximately 10 times in that time period. It has been stored in a humidity controlled environment when not being worn. The watch is in outstanding condition and retains all of its key components, including a beautiful dial with intact lume that has aged wonderfully as have the original hands with matching lume. The dot over 90 bezel is nearly flawless. The crown is the original "flat foot" and although the pushers appear to be service replacements they are the correct short "mushroom" type for the reference. I purchased the watch with the light engraving on the caseback which reads MTYLTT, standing for "more than yesterday, less than tomorrow", a phrase applicable to all of us in many different ways.
The watch comes with its original red box, chronograph use booklet, "You and your Omega" general booklet, and the original international guarantee booklet which has been fully filled out with the watch's serial number, the name of the first owner as well as the salesperson, the location where the watch was sold, and the original sale date of November 18, 1967. This watch is a fantastic example of an important reference in Speedmaster history and has the provenance of its original paperwork.
Take a look at the photos and our condition description below:
Case: 42mm stainless steel case in excellent condition. The case looks to have been lightly factory refinished by Omega during service but retails all of its original lines and edges and is free from any noticeable scratches, dings, or dents. The pushers are correct "mushroom" style but appear to be service replacements from the condition of the tubes. The crown is the original flat foot version.
Bezel: Original dot over 90 (DON) bezel in excellent condition as pictured with intact paint.
Dial/Hands: Dial is original stepped tritium in wonderful condition with intact lume and is free of any staining or spotting. The hands are also original and tritium patina is matching throughout.
Caseback: Original 105.012-66 HF caseback in outstandanding condition as pictured with sharp engravings. There is a light inscription on the caseback reading MTYLTT.
Crystal: OEM Omega hesalite crystal free of any scratching or marks.
Movement: Caliber 321 manual wound chronograph movement. Watch is running great with smooth winding and chrono operation. All functions work as they should including chronograph start, stop, and return to zero. 24.95 million serial number dates production to circa 1966-67, with the sales date on the original papers being November 19677. Watch was serviced approximately 5 years ago.
Bracelet/Strap: New vintage style brown leather strap.
Accessories: None, sold as watch only.