SOLD – Omega Speedmaster Professional “Pre-Moon” Ref. 105.012-66 CB
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The reference 105.012 “Pre-Moon” was produced between 1964-1968 and was the only confirmed reference to have been worn on the moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969. Furthermore, this reference was the first Professional Speedmaster model. This example features its original stepped dial with applied logo, in excellent condition. The tritium on the dial appears original and matches with the original hands both showing a nice even patina. Furthermore, this reference is powered by the legendary cal. 321 manual wind movement with its correct 24.5xx.xx serial number.
The 42mm stainless steel “CB” case appears unpolished and has defined facets on the twisted lugs, which is the identifying feature of the CB case design. The original “DON” bezel is also in excellent condition with some minor scratches. This example has its original short “fat neck” pushers which are an important feature of this reference for collectors. This Omega Seahorse emblem engraved on the case back remains sharp and bears the reference 105.012-66 CB signed on the inside case back. There were two case makers for this reference – “CB” (La Centrale Boîtes of Bien) and “HF” (Huguenin Frères) – with CB being the rarer of the two.
Additionally, this example comes with its original Omega flat link bracelet ref. 1039, dated 3/67, with 516 end links. The bracelet is also in excellent unpolished condition in keeping with the case.
Overall, the watch is presented in collector’s condition, unpolished and original. Beyond its condition, however, this watch is also accompanied by a recent Omega Extract of Archives showing delivery in May 1967 to Spain. This example is one of the best you will find of this historically important reference.
Speedmaster Professional "Pre-Moon"
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