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Speedy Tuesday – White Dial Speedmaster Professionals To Choose From

Speedy Tuesday – White Dial Speedmaster Professionals To Choose From

Unlike the Rolex Daytona, where it is very common to settle on a decision between a white dial or a dark dial, the Speedmaster Professional comes with a dark dial. More often than not, that is. There are some restricted and numbered releases from an earlier time where Omega chose to utilize a white dial rather for the Professional. On the whole different cases, you need to look for Speedmaster models that do no have a place with the Professional arrangement (or are a ‘Moonwatch’) on the off chance that you need to have a white dial.

With this article, I’d like to give you an outline of white dial Speedmaster Professional models. Let me start by saying that the most lovely white dial adaptation – in my book – is the one that they never delivered, a model Apollo XIII. Nonetheless, there are more white dial Speedmaster Professional models that merit looking at or considering, in the event that you are out there to add another Speedmaster to your assortment. A portion of the models referenced in this article have – authoritatively – a silver or a white gold dial, yet I chose to incorporate them anyway.

White Dial Speedmaster Moonphase Models

Perhaps the most common white dial Speedmaster Professional models are the ones that Omega did somewhere in the range of 1999 and 2005, the Moonphase models (all with type 1866 movement). In 1999, Omega presented the Speedmaster Professional Moonphase in 18ct white gold. It was unnumbered and informally it denoted the 30th commemoration of the Apollo XI Moon landing, however there was no particular notice about this anyplace. The white gold Speedmaster Pro Moonphase had reference number 3689.30 and went ahead a cowhide tie. Fairly more reasonable was the treated steel form that Omega presented in 2000. It was really founded on the Speedmaster ’57 Replica  (reference 3594.50), with its Broad Arrow hands and white gold bezel, however this Moonphase model had ‘Professional’ on the dial also. It was accessible in two flavors, one with blue hands (reference 3575.20) and one with silver hands ( reference 3575.30), under a picture of the primary reference. You can in any case locate these tempered steel white dial Speedmaster Professional Moonphases for moderately low cash on Chrono24 or eBay.

white dial Speedmaster Professional Moonphase reference 3575.20

White Dial Speedmaster Professional Models in Gold

Omega likewise several white gold Speedmaster Professional models, with white gold dials. The first was presented in 1980, additionally alluded to as ‘ Stafford Speedmaster ‘ in 18ct yellow gold. There were a couple of accessible in white gold, either with white gold wristband or on a cowhide lash. It was the primary Speedmaster arrangement with sapphire caseback and extravagance completed development, type 861L. The dial isn’t actually white, yet – as referenced – made of white gold. It is a numbered release for the Apollo XI commemoration and there are just 20 of them produced.

Reference BC345.0802, picture from OmegaForums.net

A few years after the fact, in 1994, Omega again delivered a white gold form to commemorate the Apollo XI Moon landing. This time, the dial was more shimmering and had silver shaded hands rather than dark. Just 500 pieces were made for this restricted version model. An intriguing subtlety is that this specific model (reference 3192.30) accompanied a type 864 development. This is the chronometer appraised rendition – and rhodium plated – of the type 861/863 development. More subtleties on this white dial Speedmaster Professional 3192.30 can be perused here .

Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI white gold

White Dial Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI and Mitsukoshi

OK, not altogether a white dial Speedmaster but rather it will do. These watches with white dials and dark sub dials are regularly alluded to as ‘Panda’ for clear reasons. In 2003, Omega presented the Speedmaster Pro reference 3570.31 with white dial and dark sub dials in a creation run of just 300 pieces for the Japanese (Tokyo) retail chain called Mitsukoshi. After a year, in 2004, Omega thought of this Apollo XI 35th Anniversary version – restricted to 3500 pieces just – with a practically indistinguishable dial. There was an enthusiastic exchange spare dials of the Mitsukoshi on eBay eventually, so individuals could make their own ‘version’ in combination with the silvered set of hands, however the first 2003 model with just 300 pieces is for some time sold out and you seldom come across one available to be purchased. The Apollo XI 35th commemoration release Speedmaster Professional reference 3569.31 is available to be purchased now and again on eBay, Chrono24 or during barters. Costs are above and beyond €4000 Euro these days.

Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI ‘Panda’

White Dial Speedmaster Professional Alaska Project

One of the later white dial Speedmaster Professional watches is this Alaska Project reference 311.32.42.30.04.001. Restricted to 1970 models and arrived in an uncommon box with extra long white lash and a red aluminum case. It alludes to one of the model Alaska project watches that Omega created in 1970 for NASA, a watch that was more impervious to extraordinary changes in temperature than the rendition NASA had been utilizing till at that point. NASA never utilized these white dial models and hence they were kept in their files. There a few renditions showed in the historical center nowadays ( click here for our Omega exhibition hall photograph report ). In 2008, Omega presented this white dial adaptation and albeit not incredibly famous at the hour of its presentation (they were with vendors and store for a long time after), it becomes more hard to track down one these days as their ubiquity expanded. There is presently just one available to be purchased on Chrono24, well over €5000 Euro.

Speedmaster Professional Alaska Project, restricted to 1970 pieces. Photograph by Christopher Beccan/Bexsonn.com

White Dial Speedmaster Professional Watches For Germany and Italy

Some nations have all the karma and have Speedmaster watches made particularly for these business sectors. Italy and Germany are likely the nations with most ‘special deliveries’ for their market. One of them is this white dial Speedmaster that traces all the way back to the 1980s. Little is thought about it, as it is unnumbered and Moonwatch Only notices (we’ve heard this story also from the Omega Museum) that it was done per demand by a German retailer/wholesaler. The caseback has DD 145.0022 engraved, a reference that was all the more frequently utilized for bi-shading models. This specific German market Speedmaster has a white dial with gold accents just as a gold bezel. We shrouded this particular watch in more detail in this article here .

Another fascinating country-explicit model is the 1997 reference 3593.20 Speedmaster Professional with white dial. A numbered arrangement of 500 pieces in particular, particularly for the Italian market. This bianco Italiano is an uncommon find. Our companions of the showed one as of late, see underneath. It was presented as a 40th commemoration model of the Speedmaster (1957 – 1997) and accompanied the sapphire caseback that uncovers the type 1863 movement.

Speedmaster Bianco Italiano – Photo by Sacha Davidoff

White Dial Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award

Last yet not least and maybe the most discussed current Speedmaster of a year ago is the Silver Snoopy Award model with white dial and lacquer caseback with real silver Snoopy emblem. It was sold out before it hit the stores and market costs presently approach €15.000 Euro. Furthermore, that’s not just what’s being asked, it is likewise what’s being paid nowadays. The dismal part is that a great deal of retailers and shops conveyed it to dim market vendors and others needing to make a fast buck, while real collectors weren’t even ready to arrange one at list cost (counting a portion of our group). Long holding up records are as yet not satisfied at this point, talk is that it will take to June to have each of the 1970 pieces conveyed. This Speedmaster Professional reference 311.32.42.30.04.003 is talked about and checked on in detail here .

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award

What is your #1 white dial Speedmaster Professional? Should Omega make a standard white dial adaptation of the Speedmaster Professional to have in their assortment you think Let us know, leave a comment below.

Thanks to Christopher Beccan of for the masthead image.

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