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POLAR FLIGHT TEST

1956

16 December, Arrival

POLAR FLIGHT TEST

In the middle of winter, OMEGA technicians put the Seamaster to an extreme real-life challenge, strapping it to the hull of Canadian Pacific Airways flight 302, bound for Amsterdam from Canada, via the polar route. After nearly nine hours of continuous exposure to the elements, the Seamaster was examined by the captain, mechanics and airport officials who found it to be in “perfect working order and keeping good time”.

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The Seamaster watch fixed to the fuselage of the aircraft
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