In the year the Omega Seamaster turns 70, the timepiece maker also released an addition to the Speedmaster collection – and this one celebrates famed NASA space exploration. The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 is a watch designed to catch the attention.
DisceringGent.com is partial to the skeletonised movement that lets the wearer take a glimpse into the moving parts and ‘beating heart’ of a watch. Like space exploration, it is utterly captivating. The new watch celebrates the 1968 Apollo 8 mission: the first to leave the Earth’s orbit and reach the moon, then return safely back to Earth.
Alongside the skeletonised movement, the new Speedmaster features a laser-decorated mainplate depicting the surface of the moon. It is a nice touch and that extra level of detail that watch lovers will appreciate. Measuring 44mm in diameter and just under 14mm in thickness, this is a chunky timepiece. It is made if jet-black zirconium oxide ceramic – a nod to the dark side of the moon that only astronauts have witnessed.
The colour scheme exudes speed, all black with yellow contrast detailing. The tachymeter bezel and leather strap all feature the yellow contrasting, as does the seconds-hand. Coming in its very own presentation box celebrating the Apollo 8 mission, this timepiece will take some shifting as one the discerning gent’s favourite timepieces.
RRP £7,200 – Omega