Omega Speedmaster Ref. ST 145.022 8. "Mission to Mars" stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, black tachometer bezel and a stainless steel Omega link bracelet with deployant clasp.
Case: Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, lyre lugs, crown and pusher with integral guard, stainless steel bezel with inserted black tachometer ring graduated to 500 UPH.
Dial: Matte black with painted luminous baton indexes, outer minute/ seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, multi-color (from the moon to mars) sunk subsidiary dials for the seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous white baton hands, luminous white chronograph hand.
Movement: Caliber 861, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator.
Dial, case and movement signed
Accompanied by box, warranty and Booklet
Numbered edition Nr 3XX
Size: 42mm Thickness: 14mm
More about Omega:
Introduced in 2004 "Mars to the Moon" is a limited production, the watch was retired when it reached a total production of 1300 pieces rather than a predetermined production like a Limited Edition.
The "from the Moon to Mars" is a rather unique Speedmaster because none of its subdials is the same color and each identifies a specific planet or moon. The second counter at 9 is Earth, the chronograph hour counter at 6 is the moon and the planet Mars is the Chronograph minute counter.
The watch has an important cult following; it symbolizes mankind's next frontier which is the exploration of Mars. It was introduced when a few remarks by then President George W. Bush, private companies had expressed interest in reaching the red planet.
The watch is in mint condition and complete. A great first step into collecting rare limited Omega Speedmasters.