Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8

Introducing: The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8

Fast Take

With a shocking skeletonized dial and fresh yellow accents, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 uncommon version is a remarkable interpretation of Omega’s Dark Side paradigm. An ideal decision for a Speedmaster to commemorate the 50th commemoration of the Apollo 8 mission, this very dark articulation of the Dark Side of the Moon honors the principal Apollo mission to complete a circle of the actual moon. With a remove dial conveying the engraving of the lunar surface and a unique variant of Omega’s hand-wound 1861 development with dark extensions, the Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 is a strong and rather strict articulation of a Moonwatch. Interestingly, this is anything but a restricted release but instead an expansion to the primary collection.

Introductory Thoughts

With a similar 44.25mm dark zirconium oxide earthenware case we’ve seen on a few past Dark Sides, the Apollo 8 works really hard of separating itself through the utilization of that unobtrusive yet definite lunar dial, those brilliant yellow accents, and a somewhat beautiful case back perspective on the Caliber 1861 inside. Dark Side of the Moon models regularly utilize Omega’s 9300 co-hub segment wheel chronograph development, so the utilization of their conventional (and more Moonwatch proper), Caliber 1861 advertisements an extra layer of allure. For application in the Apollo 8, with the dark scaffolds, Omega is considering the development the Caliber 1869. 

The Apollo 8’s dial is a blend of skeletonized subtleties and sub dials that seem to skim over the outside of the moon. 

The dark complemented development looks phenomenal and, in evident Omega design, the zone encompassing the precious stone conveys a statement from Jim Lovell (Command Module Pilot for Apollo 8), who said,“We’ll see you on the opposite side,”  before dropping radio contact with Earth for 34 minutes while skimming over the dark side of the Moon. While the possibility of another Apollo-themed exceptional release Speedy may appear to be quite unsurprising for Omega, the Dark Side of the Moon is a fitting decision for a cap tip to Apollo 8 and, based on the press images, the plan comes together truly well. From the manner in which the running seconds drifts over the dial, to the lunar surface impact, to the surface on the dark scaffolds of the development, the Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 is a definite and unmistakable interpretation of an uncommon release Speedmaster. 

The Basics

Brand: Omega

Model: Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

Reference Number: 311.92.44.30.01.001

Diameter: 44.25mm

Case Material: Ceramic

Dial Color: Black, skeletonized with lunar surface motif

Indexes: Applied

Lume: Super-LumiNova for hands and markers

Water Resistance: 50 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Perforated dark calfskin with yellow accents

Dubbed the Caliber 1869, and complete with dark scaffolds, this is an extraordinary adaptation of Omega’s type 1861 hand-wound chronograph movement. 

The Movement

Caliber: Omega Caliber 1869 (uncommon dark extension variant of the 1861)

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 12-hour chronograph

Power Reserve: 48 hours

Winding: Hand-wound

Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)

Jewels: 18

Evaluating & Availability

Price: CHF 9,000

Availability: Coming Soon

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