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Oct 21, 2014

SpeedyWatches @ Monochrome part II: The Reinhard Furrer Speedmaster

SpeedyWatches @ Monochrome part II: The Reinhard Furrer Speedmaster

Omega Speedmaster Professional 'Radial' 145.022 ca. 1978

Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘Radial’ 145.022 ca. 1978

Remember our posts about the Reinhard Furrer Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘Radial’ a.k.a. Alaska Project III – our original article and the service pictures? Well, it’s one of the highlights of Bonhams on December 10th 2014 auction, giving watchcollectors (with deep pockets) the rare chance to own an actual NASA Speedmaster. Since we had…

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Oct 14, 2014
Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P. 105.012-63

Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P. 105.012-63

How is this for awesome? Courtesy of our friend Master of Speed, today’s watch is the exceedingly rare Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P.

Nowadays the Speedmaster Professional is best known for its connection to NASA and space exploration in general. The Speedmaster was however first and foremost designed to be a watch for race drivers – the space connection coming into play some 8 years after its introduction in 1957. And it so happens to be the case that racing heritage is what makes this particular Speedy so special…

Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P. 105.012-63

Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P. 105.012-63 dial close-up

This Speedmaster features an extra signature on the dial that very discretely reminds us of its history. It was part of an order of 50 Speedmaster Professional watches placed by the Automovil Club Peruano in 1963. According to the Moonwatch Only book, they were delivered by July of 1964 and less than 10 examples are known to still exist today.

Los Caminos del Inca - Automóvil Club Peruano

Los Caminos del Inca – Automóvil Club Peruano

The full set of pictures below are proof of the excellent and original condition of this Speedmaster Professional A.C.P., including the right 1506 bracelet dated 63 and matching numbers in the caseback. The signature at 6 is lacking the T’s, as do all A.C.P.’s.

The Automóvil Club Peruano was founded in 1942 and still exists today. One of its biggest events is the Caminos del Inca Carrera – a cross country race of almost 2700 km, which was first held in 1966.

2010 Caminos del Inca Rally

2010 Caminos del Inca Rally

For more information please check out the Master of Speed Tumblr blog. Thank you for sharing this rare piece of history with SpeedyWatches.com!

Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P. 105.012-63 How is this for awesome? Courtesy of our friend Master of Speed, today’s watch is the exceedingly rare Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P.
Sep 27, 2014

Omega Speedmaster Professional Racing Japan 3750.40.00

Omega Speedmaster Professional Racing Japan 3750.40.00

Omega Speedmaster Professional Racing Japan 3750.40.00

Omega Speedmaster Professional Racing Japan 3750.40.00

It’s been a while folks.. How’ve  you been?

Our day-to-day business has been keeping us very busy in the past few weeks but we’re back with a vengeance! Please welcome the newest addition to the SpeedyWatches.com family: the Racing Japan 3750.40.00!

Omega Speedmaster Professional Racing Japan 3750.40.00

Omega Speedmaster Professional Racing Japan 3750.40.00

If you’ve been following SpeedyWatches,…

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Aug 23, 2014

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300 331.10.42.51.01.001

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300 331.10.42.51.01.001

Again it’s been a while since we’ve written about the Omega Speedmaster 57 9300. This model seems to be flying a bit under the radar.. and we’re not sure that’s fair.

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300 331.10.42.51.01.001

Omega Speedmaster 57 9300 331.10.42.51.01.001

The Omega Speedmaster 57 9300, in this case reference 331.10.42.51.01.001, mixes elements of  iconic models from rich history of the…

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Aug 13, 2014

Omega Speedmaster Watch Painting

Omega Speedmaster Watch Painting

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Painting

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Painting

We’ve seen our fair share of horological art, but in our humble opinion there’s one artist who does it best: our dear watch-trading friend Farid75. Check out this awesome Omega Speedmaster watch painting!

For this particular piece, Farid worked together with another artist. For the scene, inspiration was of course drawn from the rich Speedmaster history.…

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Aug 1, 2014

New Speedmaster Box - Live Pics

New Speedmaster Box – Live Pics

New Omega Speedmaster Box

New Omega Speedmaster Box

Today our friends over at Ace Jewelers received their very first new Omega Speedmaster box –  the one filled with goodies that we wrote about earlier.

The fun starts with the outer box as pictured above. On the center we find the Speedmaster Seahorse. It opens to both sides and it is covered by a black cardboard sleeve.

New Omega Speedmaster Box

New Omega Speedmaster Box

Inside we find this…

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Jul 23, 2014

Speedmaster Sapphire Sandwich : the 3873.50.31

Speedmaster Professional with sapphire glass: the 3873.50.31

Omega Speedmaster Professional 3873.50.31

Omega Speedmaster Professional 3873.50.31

With the news of the updated Speedmaster Professional references and price increase, we thought a post regarding a ‘old’ Speedy Pro would be fitting. Our choice for today is one we’ve written very little about – the Speedmaster sapphire sandwich on alligator, the Speedy Pro 3873.50.31.

While most aficionado’s prefer the classic 3570.50.00 (to be replaced…

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Apollo 11 at Monochrome-Watches.com

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the moonlanding, our friends over at Monochrome-Watches.com did a nice write-up on the Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary.
Jul 20, 2014 / 2 notes

Apollo 11 at Monochrome-Watches.com

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the moonlanding, our friends over at Monochrome-Watches.com did a nice write-up on the Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary.

Jul 18, 2014

Video - OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

Source: Omega The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure.

Jul 18, 2014

Video: OMEGA Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon”: the backstory

Source: Omega Combining an incredible legacy, Co-Axial performance and breathtaking design, OMEGA’s Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” has been one of the most talked about chronographs released in recent years.