After the Omega Speedmaster Professional won the race to the Moon in 1969, Omega thought it was time to come up with a watch that was perhaps a bit more up-to-date and ready for the 1970s — design-wise, that is, as the watch would still need to handle the same abuse as the Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” could.
The Mark III is an important piece, in that it is the first automatic Speedmaster. It was also aggressively bold in design. Omega referred to them as part of the “pilot” design family, like the Flightmaster that came before it, but the Mark III’s design is like a Flightmaster cranked up to 11, with steeper angles that make it resemble a traffic cone or volcano. Omega referred to the shape as “anatomic” in that it was designed for comfort to conform to the shape of the human wrist. It also looks like there’s an inch between the crystal and the dial.
So looking for a Speedmaster in a different way, then maybe the one we have is the one for you. Dated 1973 it is a real seventies piece!