OMEGA SPEEDMASTER ‘ED WHITE’
‘On the Gemini 4 mission, America’s first extra-vehicular activity is conducted by Edward White. From then, the Speedmaster would accompany each American astronaut with total reliability on all space missions, including six lunar landings, from Gemini project through Apollo and Skylab and is still a Frequent visitor to the ISS’ Omega Chronicle – the story of Omega
Its gonna be hard to write something about this reference as every Omega Speedmaster aficionado has a copy of the Moonwatch Only book sitting somewhere in their house or office and are very well educated on the subject of Speedmasters. This 105.003 Moonwatch sets itself apart from later Speedmaster models by its case with straight lugs, this is nothing new to hardcore Speedmaster fans but the ones not so familiar with Speedies, not always notice this difference right away. The straight lugs make for a somehow cleaner watch, this is only emphasized more by the slightly smaller bracelet on the 105.003 which has a width of 19mm. The case on our 105.003 is very strong with clear and visible facets all around.
The so-called ‘Ed White’ we are offering here has a 245 mil. movement no. and was manufactured in 1966. The watch still retains its original dial, hands and DO90 bezel. The Tritium on top of the white printed hour-markers is missing at some spots but does show a nice warm patina. The original Dot over 90 bezel and inlay show signs of wear but are wonderfully matching with the entire look of the watch. The dial itself is slowly turning Tropical, there’s a brown hue appearing through the matte black finish – a true joy outside in the sun! This 105.003 was first delivered to the UK where we were lucky enough to buy it from the second owner. The watch is accompanied by its original outer and inner box, service papers and service receipt including an Omega warranty card. Besides the card and receipts all movement parts that were replaced are also still present with the watch, along with an Extract from the Omega Archives applied for in 2013. We’re also throwing in a sealed copy of the Moonwatch Only book to complete the ‘package’
This Ed White Speedy was fully serviced by our watchmakers and will be offered with a twelve month warranty.
year of production: 1967
case diameter: 40mm
movement: manual, caliber 321
box and papers: Original boxes, service papers and receipts, spare parts, Extract from the Omega Archives, Moonwatch Only book.
Price: € 13.750,-