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- SERIE: Speedmaster
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch "Dark Side of the Moon" Apollo 8 44,25 mm 3184.108.40.206.01.001
In 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first humans to see the hidden face of the Moon. Fifty years later, Omega celebrates that milestone with the Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8. A skeleton dial chronograph and a specially decorated version of the famous 1861 Moonwatch, which draws attention to the lunar surface of craters in the sphere , and in which the watchmaker did not want to miss the opportunity to make a nod to the famous phrase that the astronaut Jim Lovell said: "WE'LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE", recording it on the back of the watch.
With this new watch, Omega pays homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, the first one that orbited the Moon. Passion for the space of AirCrewLifestyle apart, elegantly sporty in black and yellow and with the details in relief of the lunar surface, resisting this timepiece is not easy.
In addition to the skeleton sphere (characteristic of the Dark Side of the Moon model), this new watch surprises with its specially decorated version of the famous 1861 Moonwatch caliber - called 1969 as a tribute to the first manned moon landing.
The face visible from the Earth of the lunar surface is represented in the sphere with a landscape full of light-colored craters. And the bottom of the box delves into the "dark" face of the Moon that only astronauts can see. From the back you can see the interior caliber perfectly.
Produced all the clock in black zirconium oxide ceramic, to contrast with this dark tone, the firm has opted for a yellow color code. Thus, the chronograph hands are varnished in yellow. Omega used color coding for the first time in its Speedmaster collection in 1968, for a Speedmaster Racing model. The theme of black and yellow extends to the leather bracelet, which contains a sheet of yellow rubber in its inner central part. For its part, the tachymeter scale and the crown are filled with Super-LumiNova in white to create contrast. The result is addictive, impossible to stop looking at it.
The back of this watch is even more special than the dial. The contrast between the blackened areas treated with the laser and the metallic of the components of the caliber is spectacular. And the brooch is inscribed: "DARK SIDE OF THE MOON", in addition to the name and date of the space mission "APOLLO 8, DEC 1968", and the recorded event "WE'LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE" pronounced Jim Lovell, pilot of the Command Module aboard the Apollo 8 mission, as the pioneer crew's orbit began around the hidden face of the Moon: a hemisphere never seen before by human eyes. Seconds before the spaceship left the area of radio contact, Lovell directed these last reassuring words to ground control.
- Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 8 44,25 mm 3220.127.116.11.01.001
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