Vintage Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘Straight writing’ Box & Papers 145.022 from 1971/73

The Omega Speedmaster, a timepiece steeped in history and prestige, presents a particularly rare find in this 1971 model, sold in 1973 to a discerning German collector. This exceptional watch is distinguished by its “straight writing” caseback, a feature that sets it apart as a collector’s gem. Omega’s decision to inscribe in a straight line on the caseback, rather than the usual circular pattern, was a practice limited to a brief period, making any surviving piece a rare specimen in the world of luxury watches.

This specific Speedmaster, in very good condition, embodies the spirit of classic watchmaking. It’s not just the straight writing that adds to its allure, but also its status as a full set. Finding a full set from this era, complete with its original components and documents, is a rarity in itself. The watch comes with its original box, papers, and other accessories as they were first sold, offering a glimpse into the watch’s authentic 1970s heritage.

Such a complete and well-preserved set is a testament to the watch’s careful ownership and the collector’s dedication. It’s a remarkable example of Omega’s legacy, offering both historical significance and timeless style. The combination of the straight writing caseback and its full set status makes this Omega Speedmaster a coveted piece for collectors and aficionados of exceptional timepieces.

What we love:

  • Rare Straight writing caseback
  • Recent service
  • Full set watch
  • Engraving on the clasp with the first owner’s name

What you should know:

  • Serial number is visible on the papers, we covered it digitally
  • Unless otherwise stated, it is common for vintage watches to not come with box and papers. In the rare example that a watch does come with box and papers it will be mentioned in the description. All purchases come with a bespoke black wooden watch box and warranty card.


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