An absolutely lovely Speedy with something special hiding on the back…
This 145.022-69 features the rare “Straight writing” caseback. These casebacks came in two variants, one that was only made for the Japanese market and the one we see here. “The first watch worn on the moon” is featured in the center of the caseback, where we usually find the famous Hyppocampus. These casebacks were made by Huguenin Freres and are considered rare.
Beyond the special backside, this example has a beautiful faded bezel with a grey hue. The case is razor-sharp and the bracelet is ref. 1039, the flat link. And of course, this model still featured the coveted “Step dial” which gives the watch face a more three dimensional look.
Come and have a look at this great watch in our store at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam!