Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch ‘Alaska Project’
6 January, 2014 at 8:28 am in Business
The new omega Deville replica has an exciting piece of history behind its creation. After NASA tested the Omega Speedmaster Professional watch and officially qualified it for all manned space missions, Omega, inspired by the watch's success, concentrated on designing a new watch specifically for NASA expedition to the dark side of the moon that was meant to take place in the early 1970s.
Omega's team working on the watch's development was called Alaska Project team (the name 'Alaska' was suggested by the extreme temperatures in the state). Their task was to develop a timepiece to provide perfect timekeeping in the extreme temperatures of space. The team came up with an original decision - they developed an outer casing to be mounted on the watch's bezel.