Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White' - 1967

Overview

Brand: Omega
Model: Speedmaster 'Ed White'
Reference: 105.003
Year: 1967
Movement Type: Automatic
Movement(Calibre): 321
Case material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel
Dial Colour: Black
Diameter: 38mm
Papers: No
Box: Yes
Accessories: No

Price: £12,250

Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White'

One of our favourite watches here at Oakleigh is a vintage Speedmaster, and this is a very special 1967 Omega Speedmaster ‘Ed White’ – this watch is also known as the ‘Pre-Professional’ – straight lugs, no crown guards, applied logo, 321 movement – the lot.

The Omega Speedmaster Reference 105.003 is called the “Ed White” because it was the model of watch that Lt Col. Edward Higgins White wore when he became the first American to walk in space on June 3, 1965 – he was later selected as a senior pilot for the first manned Apollo flight but tragically during a test of the spacecraft on January 27th 1967 a fire broke out in the cabin, killing Lt Col. White alongside Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee.

With the original dial, hands, bezel DON insert and boxes, this watch is really excellent – it was serviced by Omega in 2012 and the service papers are included along with the receipt, the service case and all original parts that were replaced at the time.  The bracelet is an older folded one – it’s not clear if this is the original bracelet or a service replacement but it is in excellent condition.

The watch also comes with an extract from the Omega Archives confirming its origins.

Recently serviced and running beautifully – although not guaranteed waterproof – this a very rare piece with great provenance and a superb history.

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