Omega, “Speedmaster Professional” Ref. ST. 318.104.22.168.04.001. Made in a limited series of 1970 examples in 2008.
Case: Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, black bezel with tachometer graduated to 500 UPH, lyre lugs, integral crown and pusher guard, screw-down back engraved with Speedmaster logo. Also a Thermic case: Two-body, red anodized aluminum with 60-minute counter and two chronograph pushers on the band.
Dial: White, zinc oxide-coated, with painted luminous baton indexes, sunk subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer reserve for the minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions. Black and white luminous baton hands, luminous red chronograph hand, luminous black Apollo hands for the 12-hour and 30-minute registers.
Movement: Cal. 1861, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring, index regulator.
Accompanied by a large red two-body thermo-protective case, an additional white Nato strap, tools, fitted box and warranty.
Diameter: 42mm and Thickness: 14mm
The Omega Speedmaster Alaska project was introduced in 2008. The model was based on a series of prototypes created by NASA in the 1970's. It was created in a limited edition of 1970 watches.
The Alaska Project actually begins by NASA engineer James H. Ragan, they called it the "Alaska project" because it had to withstand extreme temperatures, especially those on the dark side of the Moon. Omega team came up with the solution of an external casing made of red anodized aluminium. The project title Alaska was from then on used for every assignment they did for NASA.
Directed by Pierre Chopard, this project led to a Swiss patent no. CH537170 in May, 31 1973. This patent was for an outer protective case buit to protect the watch against high temperature variations between -148 and+260c in space.
This Limited edition is complete and has never been worn. The watch value has slowly and continuously increased since its original release. This is your chance to grab one as if you had bought it in a boutique nearly 10 years ago.