Omega MD 145.034

MD 145.034 : Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II Plated

Speedmaster Professional Mark II Plated

Brand: Omega
Family: Speedmaster
Reference: MD 145.034
Name: Speedmaster Professional Mark II Plated
Produced: 1972 - 1975/6
Limited: No

Case

Material: Stainless steel
Coating: Gold plated
Bezel: Tachymeter
Glass: Mineral
Back: Closed
Shape: Round
Diameter: 41.75 mm
Height: 14.55 mm
Lug Width: 20.00 mm
W/R: 50.00 m

Dial

Color: Gold
Indexes: Stick / Dot
Hands: Stick

Movement

Created in 1968
17 jewels until 1992
18 jewels since 1993
Used on second generation "moon watches"

Type:Handwound
Brand:Omega
Caliber:861
Base: Lemania 1873
Display:Analog
Diameter:27.00 mm
Jewels:18
Reserve:48 h
Time:Small Seconds, Hours, Minutes
Chronograph:Chronograph

Description

The Speedmaster Mark II was the first departure from the classic Speedmaster (Professional) design, which at the time of introduction (1969) had more or less reached its final stage. It is said to be intented to replace the classic Professional, although this never actually happened.

The Speedmaster Professional Mark II MD 145.0034 as pictured here has a stainless steel case and matching bracelet, both gold plated. The glass has a black tachymeter ring; it is not entirely sure whether this is the original configuration, as most have it in maroon. The radial alignment of the numerals on the subdials and the applied indexes are notable changes over the stainless steel versions.