New Old Stock
Last model delivered in France (2016)
This watch is absolutely New Old Stock.
It was probably the very last piece delivered by Omega in France to a private collector in 2016, as mentioned in a specific letter written by the Brand.
Since its purchase, the watch has never been worn and put in a safe.
Accessories: two white Velcro straps (one short and one long), a special case in red anodized aluminum, a tool to remove the straps, spare tips, spare pumps, gray card case, limited-series card, certificate of authenticity.
About the model
This limited series of 1’970 watches commemorates the prototypes of the Alaska Project of the early 1970s which aimed to improve significantly the Omega Speedmaster’s resistance to the extreme temperature variations that NASA astronauts could encounter.
To this end a more reflective white dial was produced. Above all, the watch was fitted with a removable case in red anodized aluminum which had been specially designed and treated to act as a heat shield that would theoretically resist temperatures ranging from minus 150° C to plus 260° C.
To be seen in the dark, the small chronograph hands were given grooves filled with luminous paint. Furthermore to make its reading accurate in the most extreme situations, those chronographs hands were made in a rocket-style shape.