In 1968, the astronauts on Apollo 8 became the first people to see the dark side of the moon with their own eyes. Fifty years later, OMEGA pays tribute to this task with the launch of a new chronograph. This highly collectible watch is based on the famous lunar watch equipped with the 1861 calibre, decorated with unique and gorgeous decoration, and also equipped with a see-through dial.
OMEGA, which has deep roots in the mission to the moon, launched a new lunar watch in 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission.
This Speedmaster watch is lined with a black perforated leather strap with yellow rubber lining. Its unique design is in the same vein as the Apollo 8 pioneering spirit. The entire watch is made of stylish black ceramic, and the dial is perspectively treated to present the black movement in the watch. The most striking thing is that the movement beautifully displays a realistic lunar surface image by laser. The surface of the movement’s splint on the side of the watch represents the bright view of the moon full of craters. Represents the side of the earth looking towards the moon.
The watch is made of black ceramic with a black movement inside, and the chronograph hands should be highlighted in yellow to enhance the visual effect by contrast.
The watch features yellow lacquered chronograph hands, while the tachymeter scale and crown are coated with white Super-LumiNova. The words ‘Speedmaster’ and ‘Tachymetre’ are also designed in yellow.
The edge of the transparent case back is engraved with a classic quote from the astronaut Jim Lovell during the mission to strengthen the connection with the theme. At the same time, the precise structure of 1869 can be seen under the case
The 1869 movement is a gorgeously decorated new version of Omega’s famous 1861 movement. The brand uses lasers to engrav the front and back of the movement with three-dimensional patterns like craters.
In addition due to James. In front of the dark moon before Apollo 8 departed from Lovell, Jim Lovell said to the ground control center that the last sentence was ‘WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE’ We will meet you again on the other side) and become a classic bridge in this task, so the watch is also engraved with the words on the transparent bottom cover to highlight the creative origin. The laser on the surface of the case back shows the dark side of the moon that only astronauts can see, and on the one hand it also displays the 1869 movement inside the watch.
Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Apollo 8 Lunar Lunar Watch
Ceramic material / 1869 manual winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 50 meters / table diameter 44.25mm