OMEGA Speedmaster "Tintin" Reference 3220.127.116.11.01.004
The OMEGA Speedmaster is, of course, one of the most iconic and important watches ever made. While it was originally introduced in 1957 for drivers in automotive racing, it would reach iconic status by eventually reaching spaceflight qualification by NASA amongst several of the highest grade chronographs of its era. The OMEGA Speedmaster is certainly one of the most iconic watches with a truly rich history of both exploration and sport.
This model is the cult classic "Tintin" reference 318.104.22.168.01.004. The rally-like red and white checkered minute track could be seen as a racing feature. According to OMEGA, it is in fact an homage to the rocket featured in the Belgian magazine Tintin’s cover of “Explorers on the Moon”.
Vintage watches are mechanical objects that can require service of the movements and all these watches have been worn in the past. Since these pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear and patina from past usage and age.
Mechanical watches do not keep perfect time like a battery-powered watch. In addition, they do require service occasionally and the service can be somewhat costly depending on what the watch requires for optimal timekeeping. Similar to vintage and new automobiles, regular maintenance and care is recommended for the lasting reliability of your timepiece.
Vintage watches are not water resistant and not waterproof, unless rigorously tested and certified otherwise. If dunked in water, the watch can flood and be destroyed. Water can also enter the watch in high humidity environments and damage the movement and dial as well as hands. We suggest not swimming with vintage watches or taking them in a sauna or similarly humid environment.
If dropped, mishandled or otherwise abused, the movement or other parts of the watch can be damaged. Please handle with care.
Care has been taken to try to ensure the watches are running and in good condition. Please note that all watches and items are offered and sold "as is". We hope you enjoy this item and wear it in good health for years to come!