During our Speedmaster GTG in Düsseldorf last year (click here for the report), we've seen another blue dial Speedmaster from one of the guests.These are not the Super LumiNova replacements or even 1980's replacement hands I think. The blue glossy dial has no T's before and after the 'Swiss Made' printing. As you can see in the first picture we showed you, of the 145.012 watch from the museum, there are clearly T's on there. For a regular 105.012-65 dial, there should be T's, several 105.012-63's came without T's.
Last week I received an e-mail from Bob about his Omega Speedmaster Professional 105.012-65 blue dial watch. Bob is offering his Speedmaster Professional 105.012-65 blue dial on eBay and the current bid is already on $7,400.- USD. I loved the futuristic look & feel to it, but it was by no means a cheap replica watch. Why is this omega replica watch so special? There is not much to explain about these timepieces to be honest. These blue dial Omega Speedmaster timepieces were delivered from the factory this way, not because of a hard life in the burning sun or something. They were produced in this nice blue color that also seem to have a trace of gray in there. A rarity, as we wrote back in December 2014 when we discussed the blue dial Speedmaster Pro 145.012 from the Omega Museum.
The fact that these timepieces are undocumented by replica Omega (as far as I know) makes it a bit difficult to say something about its rarity or production numbers. The production numbers are unknown (as with most Speedmaster watches) but it is very rare. However, from a collector's market perspective, you merely come across these Speedmaster Professional 105.012-65 blue dial timepieces (or later reference) once in a while.
From what I've understood, there was also a (much rarer) original gray dial Speedmaster Pro from that time, but I've never seen one in the flesh.
The serial number is 24,013,183 which is in the later production range of the 105.012-65 and is possibly more close to 1967.
As you can see below, on the picture of his Speedmaster Professional 105.012-65 blue dial, the bezel is also a bit faded. It should come with the black leather box that was often used for limited and special editions.
Now for the concerns, which is essential for the collectors of these type of replica watches, there are a couple you have to deal with (or not). I know I always present the watch this way, but I can't help it! This is definitely a new classic, such a hot piece from replica Omega. Nothing to worry about it my book, as it was possibly done in an early stage as they are tritium hands and have a bit of wear and damage as well. Having such a large replica watch collection, I always misplace them. Although this might have been a service dial (no T's most of the time), it should strike me as odd that Omega delivered this rare blue gloss dial as a service dial for a 1967 watch. The merely thing known is that they left the factory like this, it is not a dial like the chocolate brown ones on the 145.022 for example. I know I said that there's no particular order in this top, but if it were a top 3, this one should make it there as well.If might be wise for the buyer to inquire this at Omega in Bienne.
The dial, as you can see, is the so-called pie-pan dial with arrow shaped applied gold markers and the watch has dauphin hands. This Speedmaster has a 35mm pink 18 carat gold case with stunning elegant lugs. Like all Speedmaster of that time, it has a gold medallion on the case back showing the Geneva observatory with 8 stars.