At the 2018 Basel International Watch & Clock Fair, in order to commemorate the successful implementation of the first human circumnavigation on the Apollo 8 mission 50 years ago, Omega launched a new Super Speed series ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. Watch. Unlike the “Dark Side of the Moon” watch launched by Omega before, this Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” Apollo 8 watch is equipped with the famous Omega Moonwatch movement, and the movement is also specially treated. Show the surface of the moon.
More than just surface
The watch uses a 44.25mm monolithic black zirconia ceramic case with a black leather strap. The bright yellow color of the watch also adds sporty vitality to this watch, equipped with the Omega 1869 movement.
The watch is designed with a black and yellow main strap. The black leather strap is ingeniously filled with yellow rubber. Omega also uses a milling tool to make the strap appear neat and equidistant, with yellow colors looming and very unique.
The chronograph hands are covered with yellow lacquer, the speed scale and crown are covered with Super-LumiNova luminous coating.
In order to show the movement of the movement, the watch uses a delicate hollow dial, the color of the movement splint is changed to dark black through special treatment, and the movement splint is precisely modified by laser ablation to show the lunar surface feel. Omega ingeniously presents two distinct sides of the moon in the timepiece. The light-colored dial is like the moon that people observe from the earth, and the back shows the ‘dark side of the moon’ only astronauts can observe.
The back shows the dark side of the moon that only astronauts can see. The movement of this watch is based on the 1861 movement running on the first lunar watch as a prototype. After special treatment and modification, it was named 1869 movement to pay tribute to the first human landing on the moon. ‘WE WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE’ with a transparent caseback (Let’s go to the other side of the moon), from Apollo 8 command cabin pilot The mouth of Jim Lovell.
Summary: Compared with the previous ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ watch, this year’s new style is undoubtedly stronger in technology, and it has a rich mechanical beauty through hollowing out and back penetration. We know that the 1861 movement is Omega’s famous and classic ‘Moon Landing’ movement. This time, Omega’s unique decoration process gives this movement a distinctive lunar surface feature, which is reminiscent of the feat of the 1968 moon landing.