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Old 7 November 2019, 06:48 PM   #1
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Icon5 Whats the difference?

Hello everyone,
Can someone please explain the difference between the 311.30.42.30.01.006 and the 311.30.42.30.01.005 ?
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Old 7 November 2019, 08:31 PM   #2
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006 features a sapphire crystal over the dial (in place of the acrylic crystal used on 005), and it has a transparent case-back (in place of the steel case-back and soft iron dust cover used on 005). The movement used in 006 has slightly upgraded finishing, since it is meant to be admired through that transparent case-back.

There is plenty of discussion to be found on the internet about who prefers which of these two versions of the Speedmaster Professional and why.
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Old 7 November 2019, 11:49 PM   #3
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006 features a sapphire crystal over the dial (in place of the acrylic crystal used on 005), and it has a transparent case-back (in place of the steel case-back and soft iron dust cover used on 005). The movement used in 006 has slightly upgraded finishing, since it is meant to be admired through that transparent case-back.

There is plenty of discussion to be found on the internet about who prefers which of these two versions of the Speedmaster Professional and why.


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Old 8 November 2019, 12:46 AM   #4
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If you want the closest moonwatch to the one actually worn on the moon, get the 005
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Old 15 November 2019, 01:03 AM   #5
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I Think the water resistance is also different for the two.
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Old 15 November 2019, 01:15 AM   #6
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I Think the water resistance is also different for the two.
Water resistance is the same on each. 50m
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Old 15 November 2019, 01:42 PM   #7
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Had the same question and chose to buy the Saphire sandwich 006 reference.
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