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Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014, 1970

Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014, 1970

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Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014 - A Masterpiece of Timekeeping Heritage
In recent years the Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014 has been ammassing a growing fanbase and rightly so! Born from the desire to surpass even the esteemed Moonwatch, this 1970 chronograph is a significant piece, showcasing Omega's innovation and design mastery.

Technical Elegance Meets Functional Robustness
The Speedmaster Mark II 145.014 is distinguished by its tonneau-shaped case and integrated black Tachymetre bezel, offering a streamlined and robust profile. The watch's black dial, highlighted with orange chronograph center seconds, includes baton markers and three subsidiary dials. Powering this timepiece is the dependable cal. 861 manual wind movement, housed within a sturdy 42mm stainless steel case.

Historical Significance and Space Legacy
While the Speedmaster Mark II was initially envisioned as a contemporary upgrade to the Moonwatch, it achieved its unique place in Omega's storied history. Designed during the height of space exploration, it reflects the era's ambitious spirit and technological advancements. Although it never made it to space missions, apparently due to scheduling issues, it remains a significant chapter in Omega's quest for innovative excellence.

The Tonneau Case Evolution
The Speedmaster Mark II's tonneau case, characterized by its smooth, integrated lugs and the absence of sharp angles, is a remarkable departure from earlier designs. The top surface features a sunburst effect, adding depth and sophistication to its appearance. This innovative case design not only set a new aesthetic standard but also contributed significantly to the evolution of watch design in the 1970s.

Racing Dial: A Distinctive Highlight
Our personal favorite, and undoubtedly a highlight of the Speedmaster Mark II series, is the model with the racing dial – and this particular piece is a prime example. The dial showcases a dynamic mix of orange, white, and grey, creating a visually arresting aesthetic that's both a nod to the era and refreshingly contemporary. The racing dial's spirited design, combined with the timeless layout of the Speedmaster, makes this watch an irresistible choice for enthusiasts.

Collectibility and Investment Value
The Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014, especially with its racing dial, holds a special place in the hearts of collectors. Its unique design elements, historical significance, and Omega's unparalleled craftsmanship make it a standout piece. This watch is not just a testament to Omega's legacy but also a wise investment in horological art, promising enduring value and appeal.

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Key Information

Omega Speedmaster Mark II 145.014, 1970

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Omega
  • Model: Speedmaster II
  • Ref.: 145.014
  • Year: 1970
  • SKU: 1950

Technical:

  • Movement Calibre: 861
  • Movement Type: Manual
  • Case Size: 42mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

Condition Report: Presented in good vintage condition. The dial has taken on a pleasing faded patina but remains highly legible. The hands show some discolouring. The case has received a light polish and whilst there are the occasional dink (as would be expected for a watch of this age), overall it remains in good order. The bracelet is in good shape and will fit wrists upto 17cm. Note the clasp appears to be a replacement. The movement has just received a full service.

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