Omega marks the inception of the year with the launch of its latest creation: a revamped rendition of the iconic Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon.
Initially introduced in 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8’s historic lunar orbit, where each astronaut sported an Omega Speedmaster, the Swiss watchmaker now presents an updated version of its Dark Side of the Moon model, infused with innovative details.
The Calibre 3839 of the timepiece boasts a laser-ablated moon relief on the blackened main plate and bridges, ingeniously replicating the lunar surface. In a homage to the celestial body, the movement features dual sides; the dial side mirrors our terrestrial view, while the reverse unveils the jet-black perspective witnessed by only a select few astronauts.
Crafted from striking black anodized aluminum, the watch’s skeletonized dial unveils the moon-adorned movement. Omega meticulously employed separate segments of black ceramic to fashion the 44.25mm case, polished bezel, and case back.
The watch introduces captivating details, including a central chronograph seconds hand with a varnished yellow hue and a patent-pending small-seconds hand at 9 o’clock, crafted from Grade 5 Titanium, shaped reminiscently of NASA’s Saturn V rocket
A notable engraving on the case back reads, ‘WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE,’ immortalizing the last words uttered by command module pilot Jim Lovell to ground control moments before Apollo 8 reached the far side of the moon.
Priced at $14,300, Omega’s Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon watch is adorned with a perforated strap, meticulously crafted from black rubber, revealing a yellow interior that subtly peeks through the gaps, echoing the black-and-yellow color scheme adorning the dial.