Pre-Owned Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska Project Ref. 318.104.22.168.04.001
$ 13,500 Sold Out
The final arrival since its first prototype in 1969, this 2008 edition was based on the Alaska II design which encapsulates the standard Speedmaster dial with an outer anodised aluminium thermal shield. This instrument allowed the watch to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -148℃ to +260℃, as you would in outer space. the only timepiece to pass the rigorous tests to be certified for use by NASA.
This watch comes in its original complete box set with the opening latch marred with slight damage. The watch is numbered 1493 out of 1970 pieces, with slight scratches on the bottom left lug, and a small chip on the edge of the thermal shield.
Model: Speedmaster Year: 2008 Box/Papers: Yes/No Functions: Hours, minutes; small seconds; chronograph; tachymeter Material: Stainless steel; Hesalite crystal Dimension: 42 mm Dial: White Case: Stainless steel Movement: Manual-winding Lume: Super-LumiNova Calibre: Caliber 1861 Power Reserve: 48 hours Water Resistance: 30 m Strap: White textile strap, Stainless steel bracelet
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OMEGA'S WHITE HORSE
White dials have generally been limited to special edition white gold Speedmasters. This configuration was only reserved for a handful of anniversary pieces and special projects, among which includes the Silver Snoopy Anniversary issue.
TIME IN SPACE
Powered by the caliber 1861, it is a modern update of the caliber 861 which itself was based on the original caliber 321 that went to the moon. The movement has a rhodium-plated finish, making it no less different than the robust movement that kept time ticking outside of earth.
The theme for the moon watch carries over from functional to aesthetic, down to the smallest of details, namely the broad baton hands in the subregisters that resemble little NASA rockets.
The watch comes dressed in a matching white fabric strap, but also comes in a full stainless steel bracelet.