The 2008 AAA Quality Replica Omega Speedmaster Alaska Project

In 2008, perfect fake Omega introduced its Speedmaster Alaska Project ref. 311. A re-edition of a prototype is interesting as only a few other brands have made them. Later on, Tudor did something similar with the Black Bay P01, for example.

The original 1:1 replica Omega Speedmaster Alaska II case was based on the regular Speedmaster ref. 145.022-69. The new model has the regular Speedmaster case, 145.0022 (case reference, not watch reference!), similar to the luxury copy Omega Speedmaster Professional ref. 3570.50. What was different was the dial, of course, and the case back.

The case back had the “Flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions” as well as “Alaska Project Limited Series” and each copy watch’s unique number engraved. Only 1,970 pieces were made.

While the original 1970 cheap replica Omega Speedmaster Alaska II housed Omega’s caliber 861, the 2008 limited edition features the 1861. Based on the same Lemania chronograph caliber, this movement was discontinued for use in the Moonwatch in 2021 and replaced by the 3861. Previously, Swiss movement fake Omega changed from caliber 861 to 1861 in 1997. The latter has a rhodium finish, while the earlier 861 movements had a copper color. The 861 movement in the 1970 Speedmaster probably still has the steel chronograph brake, while the 1861 uses the Delrin brake. The caliber 861 also has 18 jewels instead of 17. Omega super clone for sale made only small upgrades to the hand-wound Moonwatch movements between 1970 and 2008, but to the untrained eye, only the finishing colors of the movements are different.

The 2008 limited edition of the high quality fake Omega Speedmaster Alaska Project has a white dial as well as black capsule-shaped hands for the chronograph counters and a red chronograph seconds hand. What changed, of course, is the use of Super-LumiNova instead of tritium, hence the now-yellowish hour markers on the 1970 model. When it comes to the red outer case, specifications tell us that it is resistant to temperatures from –148 to +260 degrees Celsius. It also looks a bit different from the 1970 Alaska II’s outer case. There is some text on it, specifying that it is the “Alaska Project” watch and an “Outer space extreme temperature instrument.” Also, the 60-minute scale is not highlighted in silver. It is also different on the backside. While the original one had a natural aluminum color there, the 2008 version is all red.

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