OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL, aka « SPEEDYMOON », Ref. ST 345.0809
ICONEEK price: 15’900.- CHF
Iconeek is proud to introduce here a rare and highly attractive, Speedmaster Professional with moon phase and date indications: The « Speedymoon », Ref. ST 345.0809.
With an estimated production of around 1300 pieces, the Speedymoon is a very sought-after model among Omega collectors. Omega launched the model in 1985, featuring a date and moon phases indications, with a caliber 866, a modified version of the 861. With movement numbers ranging from 44.122.xxx to 48.223.xxx, the production run is estimated between 1985 and 1988.
The model is a fine water-resistant, tonneau-shaped, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, moon phases and bracelet. The model has a three-body construction: a large stainless steel asymmetric case with lyre lugs, round chronograph buttons and crown protected by a crown guard in the band, a snap on black bezel with tachometer, a screwed "No Nasa" case back with raised Speedmaster logo on its center.
Under the hesalyte crystal, with engraved Omega logo in its center, we find a mint matte black dial with luminous painted baton indexes, four subsidiary dials for the the seconds at 9, the 12-hour register at 6, the 30-minute register at 3, the date combined with the "Large" moon phases at 12, luminous white Baton hands, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions.
Inside ticks a caliber 866 (1985-1988), mechanical, manual-winding, pink finish, with 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, four-arm monometallic balance, shock-absorbers, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator with fine adjustment. Dial, case and movement are signed. The present watch comes with the correct bracelet Ref. 1450/808 (1986-1990).
According to the Omega Extract from the Archives, the present watch was released on August 21, 1986 for Switzerland. The model is described and illustrated in Moonwatch Only, by Grégoire Rossier & Anthony Marquié, pages 334 and 335. For another example of Ref. 345.0809, see Omega Sportswatches by John Goldberger, page 128 and 129.
A rare gem as well as a collector!!
Condition: 8.5/10, in very good overall condition, some signs of wear in places, some small scratches on the hesalite glass, great dial, movement and bracelet.
Model: Speedmaster Professional « Speedymoon »
Reference: ST 345.0809
Movement no.: 46878617
Case no.: -
Material: stainless steel
Dial: black with painted luminous indexes, date indication, aperture for the moon phase at 12
Movement: cal. 866, mechanical, manual winding, pink finish, 17 jewels
Bracelet: stainless steel Omega, clasp ref. 1450/808 & 32, endlinks no. 808, approx. overall length 200 mm.
Functions: chronograph, date, moon phases
Water-resistant: no more (yes by construction)
Dimensions: 42 mm. diam. Thickness 13.90 mm.
Accessories: Extract from the Archives
Ref. ICO: 99-20-009D