In the past several years, the most comprehensive and largest auction of Speedmaster watches must be the Omegamania held by Antiquorum in Geneva in 2007. We know the most valuable precious copy Omega Speedmaster for collection must be the few pieces that had been taken by the astronauts to the moon. If the Buzz Aldrin’ wristwatch was found, it won’t belong to you even if you spent million dollars. It was not only a wristwatch, but also the precious historical relic.
In 1969, Omega launched Speedmaster Professional Mark II Ref.ST145.014. Omega imitation watch with stainless steel bracelet features a eye-catching dial adorned with orange and red elements which is quite striking on the dark background. The abalone-shaped case looks distinctive is quite different from other models of Speedmaster. The central seconds hand is orange while the hands of 30-minute counter and 12-hour counter are both in orange.
In 1971, Speedmaster Mark III was re;leased. The knockoff watch with black dial has been driven by calibre 1040, which was the first self-winding mechanical Speedmaster. This timepiece was heavier and thicker than Mark II while the shape of case and dial look more dynamic and sportier, that is inspired by the Flightmaster. Compared with Mark II, the date window took place of the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. It was auctioned in a price of 3,776 Swiss Francs on Omegamania.