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Omega Speedmaster 1969 Watches

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Omega 1969 Speedmaster: The watch that was on the moon

For Moonwatch enthusiasts, there are hardly any more desirable models than the Omega 1969 Speedmaster references; after all, the watch was on the Apollo 11 astronauts' wrists during the first moon landing in 1969. The Omega 1969 Speedmaster vintage has become increasingly rare and expensive, especially in recent years. Should you come across this rare timepiece, it pays to grab it quickly.

At CHRONEXT, you can get numerous vintage watches from Omega at attractive prices, including a guarantee of authenticity. Each model is checked for authenticity by certified watchmakers and comes with our 24-month CHRONEXT warranty. If you are looking for an Omega 1969 Speedmaster reference, our newsletter will keep you updated on weekly new arrivals.

Omega 1969 Speedmaster

A watch for eternity

The Omega Speedmaster is one of the greatest watch classics of all. Like the Rolex Submariner or the Patek Philippe Nautilus, the Moonwatch has been only very cautiously modified over the decades. For this reason, the 1969 Speedmaster looks confusingly similar to the current references at first glance.

However, it is not only this timelessness but also the legendary history of the Apollo adventures that you get on your wrist with an Omega Speedmaster 1969: the Speedmaster has been part of NASA's official equipment since 1965. In addition to the first moon landing on 21 July 1969, the Moonwatch played a life-saving role in the Apollo 13 mission, after an oxygen tank exploded; the astronauts timed a 14-second window with the chronograph so that they could successfully re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.

Historical significance of the references

In connection with the first moon landing, four references of the Omega Speedmaster 1969 are of particular importance:

  • Ref. 105.003 (1964 to 1969): "Ed White", named after Gemini and Apollo astronaut Edward White. The watch is particularly distinguished by its straight lugs.
  • Ref. 105.012 (1964 to 1968): Although this reference was discontinued before the first moon landing, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong wore a Ref. 105.012 on the Apollo 11 mission. This reference featured the first "Professional" lettering on the dial.
  • Ref. 145.012 (1967/1968 to 1969): The Ref. 145.012 was worn by both Michael Collins (Apollo 11) and Alan Shepard (Apollo 14) during their missions in space.
  • Ref. 145.022 (1968 to 1988): The Ref. 145.022, in which the Cal. 861 was fitted for the first time, is one of the longest-produced Speedmaster references.

Special models of the Omega 1969 Speedmaster

The Speedmaster collection is known for its numerous special models and limited editions. While the yellow gold Speedmaster Ref. BA 145.022, limited to 1,014, and the Speedmaster Mark 2 were launched in 1969, most special models only came onto the market in the following years and decades. However, the Omega 1969 Speedmaster special models are among the most sought-after special editions – partly, because of the popular vintage factor, and partly because of the magical year 1969 and its historical significance.

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Buy a Omega 1969 Speedmaster at CHRONEXT

You can buy the Moonwatch references produced by Omega in 1969 in our online shop - while stocks last! It is worth keeping an eye on the Apollo 11 vintage models because the good examples are now extremely rare and the Omega 1969 Speedmaster price is not going down any time soon. Each of the watches we offer is inspected by certified CHRONEXT watchmakers before being sold, so you take no risks whatsoever when you buy an Omega 1969 Speedmaster in Vintage from us. We guarantee this with our 24-month CHRONEXT warranty.

We also offer free return shipping or personal pick-up at your door for every purchase because we want to make your buying experience as easy and safe as possible. So you have the choice of having your desired model delivered to your home or preferring to collect it from one of our CHRONEXT lounges.