About This Watch:
The Omega Speedmaster Day-Date Automatic Chronograph Ref 3521.80.00 grabs your attention with its blue sunburst dial, day and month registers at the 12 o’clock position, its polished tachymeter bezel and its 1469 stainless steel bracelet. Classic Speedmaster stylings such as twisted lugs and large pushers flanking the crown, give the Ref 3521.80.00 a familiar feel, with unique design details.
The History: The Speedmaster was introduced in 1957 as a sports and racing chronograph, complementing Omega’s position as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games. Its iconic place in history stems from its utilization by NASA for the Gemini Titan III crews, and eventually by the astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission, which made it the first watch to be worn on the moon.
The Watch: The Speedmaster Day-Date Chronograph has a stainless steel 39 mm case with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. This piece is powered by a Omega Calibre 1151 self-winding chronograph movement with a rhodium-plated finish, and a power reserve of 44 hours. The 3521.80.00 features a chronograph function, “triple-date” function, with day and month windows at the 12 o’clock position and a date track at the outer edge of the dial with a red crescent-shaped tip for the date hand.
The Details: The case appears to be unpolished, as original lines are sharp and present. The lugs and bezel have scratches and some nicks, visible in the photographs. The 1469 bracelet with 813 end-links is in good condition, with the Omega logo and Speedmaster signature still crisp.