Gent’s stainless steel Omega Speedmaster Chronograph. Ref. 3510.50.00. Automatic movement calibre 3220 on steel Speedmaster bracelet, complete with box and papers dated 1999.
In 1965 the Omega Speedmaster Professional earned its stripes and became "flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions". It had already been used during 2 earlier flights as part of Project Mercury but its first official outing came in March 1965 as part of the Gemini 3 mission. The Speedmaster Professional’s most notable adventure, however, was 02:56 GMT on 21 July 1969 when it became the first and only watch worn on the moon.
This particular version of the Speedmaster has a slightly smaller 39mm case size hence ‘Reduced’. In common with the original Moonwatch it is fitted with a domed plexi glass. However, this Speedmaster has an automatic chronograph movement whereas the original Moonwatch is manual wind.