How is this for awesome? Courtesy of our friend Master of Speed, today’s watch is the exceedingly rare Omega Speedmaster Professional A.C.P.
Nowadays the Speedmaster Professional is best known for its connection to NASA and space exploration in general. The Speedmaster was however first and foremost designed to be a watch for race drivers – the space connection coming into play some 8 years after its introduction in 1957. And it so happens to be the case that racing heritage is what makes this particular Speedy so special…
This Speedmaster features an extra signature on the dial that very discretely reminds us of its history. It was part of an order of 50 Speedmaster Professional watches placed by the Automovil Club Peruano in 1963. According to the Moonwatch Only book, they were delivered by July of 1964 and less than 10 examples are known to still exist today.
The full set of pictures below are proof of the excellent and original condition of this Speedmaster Professional A.C.P., including the right 1506 bracelet dated 64 and matching date of delivery. The signature at 6 is lacking the T’s, as is the case with all A.C.P. Speedmasters.
The Automóvil Club Peruano was founded in 1942 and still exists today. One of its biggest events is the Caminos del Inca Carrera – a cross country race of almost 2700 km, which was first held in 1966.
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