With Omega fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Omega Extract of the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial and luminous indexes on 12 May 1966 and its delivery to Malta.
This "Speedmaster" impresses with its charismatic chocolate-brown "tropical dial" and its very good original overall condition, still retaining the original crystal with the etched Omega logo to the centre, original bezel and stainless steel semi-extendable bracelet stamped 1.65 and 7912.
Reference 105.003 was introduced in 1963 and remained in production until 1966. It is the last of the Speedmasters with straight lugs. The model is also known as the watch NASA astronaut Ed White was wearing during the first American spacewalk during Gemini 4 mission in 1965.
Sub-reference 105.003-65 was in production from 1966 to 1969.
Reference 105.003 is illustrated and described in The Master of Omega by Alberto Isnardi, pp. 26 & 27, and in Moonwatch Only - The Ultimate Omega Speedmaster Guide by Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié, pp. 266-275.