The Omega “Moon Watch” takes a walk on the Dark Side of the moon for Basel 2013
The Omega “Moon Watch” is in my top five favorite watches of all time. To be honest, if you told me I could have a stainless steel Rolex Daytona or an Omega “Moon Watch” with the Lemania movement with open back, I would take the Omega Moon Watch in a heart beat.
The Omega “Moon Watch” tells an amazing story that will live on forever. This Basel 2013, Omega have taken their iconic Speedmaster further enhancing it by introducing the “Dark Side Of The Moon” watch. What does this mean? Well. they have changed the aesthetic by going from stainless steel on a bracelet to now making this watch available in black ceramic on a black utilitarian strap The stainless steel version is a staple in their collection and will always be available, but this is a new novelty for Basel 2013.
Having the entire watch with the exception of the hour markers, hands and sub dials available in the new ceramic black finish makes the dial appear bolder, more legible, and gives it a much more masculine and rugged feel than the stainless steel version. As the watch is ceramic, it’s also much more durable and can resist the day to day hard knocks.
The hands and indices on the dial are polished white gold for the contrasting black dial, while the movement is the in house calibre 9300 reliable and well made co-axial escapement. The silicon balance spring is an added measure of stability to the movement, so much so that Omega offers a 4 year warranty on the movement when the industry standard is two years.
The new Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” watch is a sure fire winner and is already being well received from enthusiasts and watch collectors alike. This also gives Omega the opportunity to expand this collection into something far greater than it already is.
Technical Specs for the Omega “Dark Side Of The Moon” Watch
The case, in black zirconium oxide ceramic, measures 44.25mm. It has a matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale as a bezel and an AR-coated sapphire crystal.
The hands and applied indeces are 18kt white gold. It is water resistant to 50 meters. The sapphire caseback features the inscription “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”.
Movement is the Swiss automatic Omega in-house Co-Axial caliber 9300.
It is equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring for added stability, allowing Omega to offer a 4 year warranty on the movement.
The strap is black Cordura fabric with black ceramic buckle