Omega speedmaster ba 145.022Omega speedmaster ba 145.022

Omega Speedmaster Ref. BA145.022

“The Original” – A Coveted Speedmaster for Collectors

The Omega Speedmaster, revered as the manual chronograph of choice, owes its timeless appeal to its association with NASA’s space missions. In 1969, when the monumental lunar expedition triumphantly concluded, Omega decided to commemorate this extraordinary achievement with a special timepiece. The outcome was a resplendent gold Speedmaster, where 33 out of 1014 were intended for distribution among esteemed individuals such as politicians, presidents, and NASA personnel. The rest was available to the general public.

Out of the 1014 watches produced, the first piece was offered to President Nixon, while the second was presented to Vice President Spiro Agnew. Unfortunately, both dignitaries declined the offer, citing compliance reasons. Subsequently, during a grand banquet on November 25, 1969, 19 watches were bestowed upon NASA astronauts, acknowledging their pivotal contributions. Additional astronauts, who were unable to attend the banquet or embarked on subsequent missions after 1969, also received their coveted golden timepieces. Remarkably, these watches bear the inscription, “to mark man’s conquest of space with time, through time, on time,” a phrase echoed by Jim Lovell during a Q&A session at the Speedmaster Event held in Houston last May. Some uncertainty surrounds whether Jack Swigert and Fred Haise of the Apollo 13 mission received these timepieces, as their names are absent from the lists of watches allocated to astronauts. However, reliable sources suggest that they were offered the watches at a later date. Furthermore, a select number of watches, featuring alternative engravings, were presented to Swiss executives from Omega and Lemania during that period.

Crafted entirely from 18k gold, this remarkable Speedmaster, boasting a limited production run of merely 1014 units, stands as an exemplar of collectibility. The back of the watch features the ‘straight-writing’ signing with the unique number of the watch, 210 in this case. Adorned with an exquisite applied logo and powered by the renowned caliber 861, this timepiece exemplifies both elegance and precision. The distinctive round ‘O’ emblem proudly represents its Swiss origin, with the letters OM denoting Omega Massif—a homage to the fact that the watch exclusively came equipped with a solid gold bracelet.

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Brand Omega Speedmaster
Movement Hand-wound
Model Omega Speedmaster
Diameter 42 mm
Reference BA145.022
Bracelet/strap: Gold
Year of production (circa) 1970
Lug Width 20 mm
Material 18k Yellow gold
Set Content Omega service papers 2023
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Gold

All of our vintage watches have been carefully selected for you. Each watch is meticulously inspected on condition and originality. Furthermore, our watches receive a full service by our highly skilled and qualified watchmakers before hitting the store, so you can wear your special find with confidence. A statement we back up with a 2-year warranty.

With over two decades of experience in vintage watches, we have developed an eye for great quality and great stories. Because we believe every vintage watch tells a story through its unique design, history and patina. A vintage watch is a time-traveling device in that sense. A practical item for daily use, that connects us to something bigger than ourselves at the same time. In an age of single-use goods and quick consumption, a mechanical marvel that is designed to last for generations is quite simply a fantastic thing to have in your life.

At AWCo, we are a diverse team of watch experts, each with their own niche interests and expertise. From history buffs to tech geeks and style gurus, we all approach this beautiful passion from different angles. We operate under the mantra that every vintage watch is unique and so is every client. We get a massive thrill out of helping you find that one special watch that perfectly suits your personality, style and budget. To see you staring at your wrist with a big smile on your face, is what we get out of bed for.

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Omega Speedmaster




Year of production (circa)



18k Yellow gold



Dial color





42 mm



Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Omega service papers 2023