On June 13, 1972, Omega filed a patent for a rather special watch that would later be known as the ‘Alaska Project’. More precise, it was an outer casing meant to be fitted over a regular Speedmaster Professional, thus enhancing its protection against the elements.
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However, it is said that while Omega’s attempts where admirable, NASA actually didn’t feel the need for a watch more sturdy than the good old Speedy Pro. As such, the project was abandoned. Aside from a few prototypes, it was never heard of again – until the release of the 2008 Speedmaster Professional Alaska Project reference 318.104.22.168.04.001.
Below you’ll find a few of our pics of various Speedmaster Alaska Project watches.
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