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

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

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With a dazzling skeletonized dial and fresh yellow accents, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 uncommon release is a remarkable interpretation of Omega’s Dark Side prime example. 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 main Apollo mission to complete a circle of the actual moon. With a remove dial conveying the engraving of the lunar surface and an uncommon form 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 certainly not a restricted release but instead an expansion to the principle collection.

Introductory Thoughts

With a similar 44.25mm dark zirconium oxide clay case we’ve seen on a few past Dark Sides, the Apollo 8 works effectively of separating itself through the use of that unpretentious yet definite lunar dial, those splendid yellow accents, and a somewhat dazzling case back perspective on the Caliber 1861 inside. Dark Side of the Moon models ordinarily utilize Omega’s 9300 co-hub section wheel chronograph development, so the utilization of their conventional (and more Moonwatch suitable), 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 drift over the outside of the moon. 

The dark complemented development looks incredible and, in obvious Omega style, the zone encompassing the gem 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 drifting over the dark side of the Moon. While the possibility of another Apollo-themed exceptional version Speedy may appear to be all around unsurprising for Omega, the Dark Side of the Moon is a fitting decision for a cap tip to Apollo 8 and, in light of the press images, the plan comes together truly well. From the manner in which the running seconds glides 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 point by point and unmistakable interpretation of an extraordinary release Speedmaster. 

The Basics

Brand: Omega

Model: Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

Reference Number: 311.

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 cowhide with yellow accents

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

The Movement

Caliber: Omega Caliber 1869 (uncommon dark scaffold 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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