Radial “Reverse Panda” Dial
Tuesday in the last five years of rapid, a watch, we impressed the most is a primitive Alaska Project III, we found in a private collection. The delivery of only 56 wristwatches after NASA’s Space Shuttle Program was re-certified in 1978. The watch is highlighted due to the radial disk and engraved with a specific NASA caseback. This Alaska Project III is a limited edition of Speedmaster Pro Fast Tuesday which is part of the inspiration of ω. Coupled with “Reverse Panda” dialing, add new stuff to the mix Speedmaster Pro. Has completed the “reverse panda” ω, for example, in 1966, but has never seen Speedmaster professional.
With those ingredients, Omega designed the Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday limited edition. On top of that, they added more interesting details. The case has a brushed matte-finish, including the bezel, pushers and crown. The crown is also signed with the old-style Omega logo. The dial has white opaline-silvery subdials with large radial numerals. A little nod to vintage Omega pieces is the applied old-style logo at 12 o’clock. Another novelty for the Speedmaster Professional is the luminous written text, as can be seen below. The subdials are also luminous but very readable due to the small black hands.
Of course, this Speedmaster Professional Speedy Tuesday limited edition comes with the characteristic domed hesalite crystal, with central Omega logo. A different movement than the reliable hand-wound Omega calibre 1861 chronograph was not an option, really.
On the caseback, you will find a special engraved caseback stamped with the Speedmaster’s iconic Seahorse medallion. On the upper-half you will find “SPEEDY TUESDAY ANNIVERSARY” and “Limited Edition” and on the lower half it has the word “A TRIBUTE TO ALASKA PROJECT III” as well as the limited edition number (x / 2012). Circling the outer-edge of the caseback is the word RADIAL. Although it is a screw-in caseback, it is always in the same fixed position in such way that the text is aligned (top starts at 12 o’clock) correctly.
In addition, the watch has two straps: a vintage-cut brown belt buckle and stitching as well as black and white stripes with a vintage-style-buckle strap. Speedmaster Professional Fast Limited Edition delivery in a special leather table roll contains tables, spare straps and strap-changing tools. On the back, you will find hollowed out the warranty card.