OMEGA SPEEDMASTER ST 145.022-68
(26.555.xxx – 27.719.xxx)
Sub-reference 145.022-68 is considered as a transitional or hybrid model.
It is fitted with the new caliber 861 movement, but retains the typical dial of the caliber 321 watches, with an applied metal Ω logo and the main hour markers going through the minutes track.
Nevertheless the dial is not exactly the same as those of the caliber 321 models, because the dimensions of the dial feet are different.
It was in production for a short while — a year between the end of 1968 and the end of 1969.
It is also the first reference in which the chronograph hand with a flat counterweight became generalized, even though some can be found today with the old chronograph seconds hand.
The model presented here is quite special.
It was delivered to Switzerland in February 1969, and has the following serial number: 27.322.555.
Its particularity? This is the model that we have used for the Moonwatch Only First Edition cover.
Choosing the right model for the Moonwatch Only cover has been a nice challenge. It is true that the real good idea (and the perfect execution by our great friend Luca Garbati) has been to mix the Moon image in the reflected watch. But we also had to make the good choice for the watch. And this perfect 145.022-68 has been elected.