Collection Archive

2008 Alaska Project LE

Omega Speedmaster Professional Alaska Project 
ref. 145.0302 - 311.
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