OMEGA, SPEEDMASTER APOLLO 11, REF. BA145.022A RARE LIMITED EDITION GOLD COLOURED CHRONOGRAPH BRACELET WATCH, NO. 040, CIRCA 1969Movement: Cal. 862, manual wind chronograph, 17 jewelsCase: Gold coloured case, inner cap, screw down case back, stamped 18K 0.750 with a poinçonDial: ChampagneBracelet: Omega gold coloured bracelet with fold over claspSize: 40mm, bracelet 19cmSigned: Case, dial, movement, glass, crown, claspAccessories: Omega service case, extract from the archives, original bezelThe reference BA145.022 was released in 1969 to commemorate the Apollo XI moon landing. This was the first Speedmaster made available in gold. While not a limited edition, only 1014 watches were produced and each was numbered. Numbers 1 and 2 were offered to President Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew respectively. Numbers 3 to 28 were given to astronauts and numbers 29 to 32 were given to VIPs. Numbers 33 onwards were made available to the public, making this example number 40 one of the earliest available to be purchased.