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Omega Speedmaster Alaska Project Re-Edition

€16.400,00 €21.000,00
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Top secret

Limited to 1970 pieces, this now iconic Speedmaster is named after Omega's secret watch development program called The Alaska Project. The program aimed at improving, among other watches, the Speedmaster's readiness to space exploration. In particular, the watch's ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

Beyond tried and tested

The original prototypes of the Alaska project were produced in the early seventies and are remarkably close to the re-edition shown here. NASA astronauts could encounter extreme temperatures as they embarked on space journeys, and despite the fact the Speedmaster had already been approved for these temperatures, Omega wanted to see if they could make it even better. Looking purely at the fact and figures, it is safe to say that they did. They fitted a Speedmaster with a white dial to help reflect heat and created a purpose-built removable anodized aluminum outer case to act as a heat shield. 

This meant that the watch could now function in temperatures ranging from minus 150 degrees Celsius to plus 260 degrees Celsius. To make the watch more readable, it was fitted with rocket-shaped sub-second hands and a small line of luminous paint to be read in the dark. All of these were fantastic improvements to an already great watch. But that was in itself the problem for NASA. They already had a great watch approved for space flight and weren't interested in switching to this new and improved version.

The Alaska Project prototype therefore never went into production until 2008, when Omega re-launched the watch as a limited edition of 1970 pieces, of which this watch is one. 

Almost as new

This watch is in fantastic condition and hardly shows any wear. Some of the stickers are still on the watch. It comes with the original box and accessories. 

Specifications: 

Model: Speedmaster Alaska Project 
Reference: 311.32.42.30.04.001
Dial: White with black typography and minutes scale. Black Luminova 1. 
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 42mm x 48mm x 13mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Crystal: Hesalite
Case Back: Base category C6. Center engraved and painted black under the medallion: xxxx/1970. Bevel engraved and painted black: Alaska - Project - anti-counterfeit seal - SERIES - LIMITED - 50m / 167ft 
Movement: Caliber 1861
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Water Resistance: 5 atm (50 meters)
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet (ref. 1998/849)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds sub-dial, minutes sub-dial, hours sub-dial, central chronograph seconds hand, tachymeter
Special notes: Limited edition of 1970 pieces (production year 2008)

 

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