The ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ of the Omega Speedmaster series can be described as the limelight. At the 2014 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Awards Ceremony, Omega relied on the speed series The Dark Side of the Moon chronograph won the Revival Watch Prize.
At the Baselworld 2014, Omega launched a new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, inspired by the original and final steps of the moon on the moon. Black ceramics were completely transformed into silver gray ceramics. The name is ‘Haoyue’s Ash’. This watch tells another story of the Apollo 8 mission to the moon, recording a sentence spoken by NASA astronaut Jim Lovell when the spacecraft entered the orbit of the moon: ‘The surface of the moon Presents a vast gray. ‘Today’s Watch House will bring you an Omega Speedmaster series’ Haoyue’s Gray ‘watch, the official model of the watch is: 318.104.22.168.99.001.
This ‘moon moon gray’ is the most innovative model of the Supermaster series. 44.25 mm gray ceramic case, sandblasted 950 platinum dial, lunar dial hands, ceramic bezel and speedometer scale with white Super-LumiNova luminous coating. Not only is it always ready to accompany you on your adventure, but it also has a stylish and elegant appearance, showing an unparalleled temperament. Equipped with the Omega 9300 coaxial movement, clearly visible through the flat convex sapphire crystal case back.
The gray ceramic screw-in gear crown is finely polished and has an excellent feel. The top of the crown is engraved with the Omega symbol ‘Ω’. The exquisite details show the high-end skills of Omega watchmaking. Above the crown is the timing start button, which controls the start and stop of timing, and below it is the timing reset button. Provides 50 meters of water resistance.
The crocodile leather strap with the same color as the case is processed with fine, gray and red stitching. The texture of the strap is like the surface of the moon, and the whole feels like a spacecraft landing on the moon. It is equipped with a gray ceramic pin buckle, which is simple and convenient to wear, and the buckle is engraved with the symbol of omega ‘Ω’.
From the side, the case is of medium thickness and three-dimensional, with sharp edges and corners. Brushed ceramic case and gray ceramic bezel. The ceramic ring is equipped with the Speedmaster’s signature tachymeter scale.
The lugs adopt the traditional design of Omega, with sharp edges and corners, fine grinding on each side, and the arc perfectly matches the wrist arc. The strap is flexible and comfortable.
The sand-blasted 950 platinum dial design continues the ‘dark side of the moon’ style with two sub-dials. The 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph hands are placed on the small dial at 3 o’clock. Convenient. The small seconds counter is at 9 o’clock and the date display window is at 6 o’clock. With moon watch hands, the hands and scales are coated with white Super-LumiNova. Under any conditions, it ensures that the wearer can easily read the time, and the appearance is stylish and elegant, showing an unparalleled temperament.
The back uses a single piece of sapphire crystal, and the words ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ are engraved on the edge ceramics. The movement adopts the Omega 9300 coaxial movement, equipped with an innovative vertical wheel device and Si14 silicon spring, and it is the first brand-made self-made movement with a timing function. The cardless balance with hairspring is equipped with a silicon hairspring, and the two barrels are connected to each other. The two-way automatic winding can help save winding time. Rhodium-plated surface with Arabic-style Geneva waves. Provides a 60-hour power reserve.
Summary: As the new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ launched by Omega at the Baselworld Watch & Clock Fair in 2014, the previous cool black ceramic material was changed, and the vast gray of the same color as the moon’s surface was selected, which made people look bright. . The 9300 self-winding chronograph movement equipped with a longitudinal wheel timing device and a coaxial escapement system ensures stable and accurate timekeeping. Both attractive in terms of appearance and mechanical properties, it is definitely a watch worth buying this year.