CASE DIAMETER: 39mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
MOVEMENT: MANUAL WIND
At Fathom, we have our fair share of memorable moments, and when this distinctive Speedmaster graced our table, it was an instant standout. For the seasoned Speedmaster aficionados among us, this dial's rarity made it a sight for sore eyes. Its uniqueness was only made evident when we juxtaposed it with a typical black dial – a delightful surprise for its previous owner.
It's within the past decade that we've begun to unravel the mystery of these dials. Through diligent research, we've identified three dial variations across the 2998 to 145.022 ranges, with this particular piece showcasing the blue-grey with long indices.
The exact origin of these dials remains somewhat of a puzzle. The widely accepted theory suggests that they were the brainchild of Singer, created either as prototypes or a small production run to test the waters of the market. Regardless of their genesis, one thing is certain - these dials are a rarity, making a public appearance about as often as a lunar eclipse - and no, we didn't resist the pun.
This dial, despite some minor pitting and loss of the tritium at the two o'clock marker, is still an exceptional piece. It proudly retains its original glass, crown, pushers, and the Dot-Over-Ninety (DON) bezel.
Matched with its original 7912 / 6 bracelet and fresh from a comprehensive service, including a mainspring replacement, this watch is ready for its next adventure. If you're a Speedmaster enthusiast looking for a prized addition to your collection, this may just be your opportunity to own one of the rarest of its kind. A truly remarkable find indeed.