Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon was crafted from a single block of black zirconium oxide (ZrO2), which is the most visually aggressive and technologically sophisticated chronograph Omega has ever produced. Its epic name, refers to the hemisphere of the Moon that always faces away from Earth, also called the “far side of the moon.” The black ceramic Co-Axial Speedmaster salutes their pioneering spirit and pays homage to the Speedmaster Professional chronographs worn by every Apollo astronaut. Related Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Black Ceramic Moonwatch.
The case is then polished in a bowl of aluminum granules. And a band encrusted in diamond powder is used to satin brush the lugs and case body. A single block of “zirconium oxide” (ZrO2) ceramic, also referred to as “zirconia” or “zirconium dioxide,” is heated to scorching hot 1400 degrees Celsius, hardening it and reducing it to the right size to transform it into a watch case. It is then so hard it needs to be machined with diamond tools. Made of pure black ceramic, the tachymeter scale on the bezel has been engraved using laser technology and is filled with a matt chrome-nitride coating, which perfectly contrasts with the polished surface of the bezel. Not only are the monobloc case and bezel made of pure black ceramic, but also the chronograph pushers and crown, which are fully polished, are solid ceramic as well. Moreover, the dial, buckle, and caseback are made of pure ceramic. The case, which has a beautiful combination of satin-brushed and polished surfaces, measures 44.25 mm in diameter by 16 mm thick and 49.50 mm in length. This is by no means a small watch, it is a sports watch after all. But that does not mean it does not wear well. Thanks to the use of lightweight ceramic, the watch weighs just 90.4 grams — including the head, strap, and buckle.
The dial is crafted from the same zirconium oxide ceramic alloy as the case, and is fully polished, perfectly matching the polished bezel, crown, pushers and lug edges. Protecting the dial, and protruding above the bezel is a highly domed box-type sapphire crystal that has a double anti-glare treatment for clear visibility in all lighting conditions. The indexes; and hour, minute and chronograph hands, are all in 18K white gold. This creates a subtle, luxurious contrast without ruining the sporting nature of the watch. Additionally, the indexes, the two dots on each side of the 12 o’clock marker, as well as the hour, minute and elapsed chronograph second hands — are treated with white Superluminova for excellent visibility in all lighting. The dial reads “Omega Speedmaster” at the top, and “Co-Axial Chronometer” at the bottom. Only the caseback is marked with the “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.”
Omega’s most advanced chronograph movement — caliber 9300 — which is equipped with the brand’s patented Co-Axial escapement, and used in connection with a free sprung balance wheel. Omega’s caliber 9300 is a technological tour de force. In addition to the Co-Axial escapement and free sprung balance wheel, the balance spring is made in silicon Si14, which is anti-magnetic and further adds to the watches timekeeping accuracy. The balance spring, also commonly referred to as the heart of a mechanical watch. Caliber 9300, one of the best serial automatic chronographs currently in production.
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Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Vintage Black
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Vintage Black watch features beige colored indices on the dial to simulate the look of aged lume. The Vintage Black features even more beige treatment than either of the aforementioned models as it is also included on the tachymetre and subdials. Vintage Black also features an entirely matted case, crown and pushers. Further matted features include a matted dial and blackened hands, and a brown distressed leather strap. Related Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Vintage Black.
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Black Black
The dial, case, hands, and dial indices are all black. While the watch is harder to read than the other models, it is extremely dedicated to the stealth theme. On both the case and the bezel, all of the indices are black. In addition, the chapter ring and dial writing are all black. Instead of featuring a watch case with an all brushed finish, like the Vintage Black, the case has a a little morecontrast utilizing the original Dark Side of the Moon’s mixture of polished and brushed surfaces. Furthermore, like the original Dark Side of the Moon, the crown and pushers are also composed of highly polished ceramic. The strap is almost the same as the sail cloth fabric strap that is on the original Dark Side of the Moon except for the new strap holes and deployant clasp. Related Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Black Black.
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Sedna Black
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Sedna Black is the luxury version of the Dark Side of The Moon. The bezel rim, tachymetre scale, hands and hour markers are all made out of Omega’s proprietary alloy of rose gold. What makes Sedna Gold different than the other rose gold alloys is that it will not tarnish over time. The lume of the Sedna Black is similar to the original Dark Side of the Moon except it is more of a golden color. The watch features a simulated alligator leather strap. Even though the piece features 18kt gold elements, Omega has kept the piece elegant and understated. Accordingly, the case, crown, and pushers are all entirely matted. Related Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Sedna Black.
Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Pitch Black
A watch that will closely resemble the current Dark Side of the Moon, except it will feature vibrant light green lume, and more of lume than any other model in the series. Like the Gray Side of the Moon and Vintage Black, it features both a lumed tachymeter scale and a lumed crown. In addition, the Pitch Black will feature a lumed date wheel. Related Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon Pitch Black.