Omega Speedmaster Professional Alaska Project ref. 145.0302 - 322.214.171.124.04.001 cal. 1861 year 2008 Limited Edition of 1970 pieces
The Alaska Project was a secret code under whichOmega worked at prototype for NASA from 1968 to 1980.
In the early
1970s OMEGA’s Alaska Project team started to develop an outer case
for the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch to protect it from the
extreme temperatures of space (-148° C and +260°C).
At the time, NASA was considering the
practicality of exploring the dark side of the Moon and OMEGA wanted to
ensure that the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch would function well
at these temperatures.
NASA, however, declared that the Speedmaster was perfect as it was and
already met all of their needs; thus, the Speedmaster “Alaska Project”
with its distinctive red-anodised aluminium outer case remained a