Speedmaster Pre-Professional Ed White | 105.003-65 | steel
Sized at 40mm, the pre-professional Speedmasters such as this ‘Ed White’ are most easily differentiated by the straight lug cases used and absence of crown guards, compared to the later, twisted bombe lugs. The case is in good condition, with its original, correct crown. The case-back retains a deep Omega hippocampus and is engraved on the inside ‘105.003-65’, and comes with its original dust-cover. Further to this, the watch also displays a slightly ghosted, Dot over 90 tachymeter bezel, in exceptionally good condition.
This ‘Ed White’ Speedmaster has its original, stepped dial and features an applied Omega logo. The patina on the tritium hour markers are a dark-yellow tone, matching the handset. The original hands and hour markers themselves show all the signs of ageing and retain signs of luminescence under UV.
Powered by the famous calibre 321, it is a column-wheel chronograph movement that is heralded to be one of the greatest ever produced. All pre-professional Speedmasters utilised this high-end calibre, before Omega eventually switched to the more economical, non-column wheel Cal. 861.
Colloquially referred to as the 'Ed White' Speedmaster, the watch was worn by NASA astronaut Edward White, when he became the first American to perform a spacewalk.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Model:||Speedmaster Pre-Professional 105.003-65 'Ed White'|
|Movement:||manual-winding Cal. 321 column-wheel|
|Functions:||chronograph, tachymeter, hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||original DON bezel, original crown|
|Case:||40 mm stainless steel|
|Crystal:||original Omega plexiglass with floating logo|
1035 flat-link bracelet with matching, original ‘6’ end-links
|Year:||May 9th, 1967|
|Box & papers:||full-set of original inner and outer boxes, leather wallet and signed warranty card|
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