Omega's latest Dark Side of the Moon watch is now available 50 years after the Apollo 8 mission. This release features a special decorated version Omega De Ville Prestige Replica movement, which is unlike previous Dark Side models. It's a watch that should be seen!
The dial of this timepiece was expertly skeletonized to show the inner workings. Laser ablation was used inside to create realistic imagery of the lunar surface by precisely decorating the main plate and bridges of the blackened movement. It reveals two sides, just like the moon. The dial-side shows us the moon's surface as seen from Earth. While the back of this watch shows the dark side only astronauts can see. Omega's "Dark Side of the Moon” innovation has been reintroduced in this new creation. The entire watch is made of black zirconium dioxide ceramic. The brand chose a yellow colour code to contrast the dark tone. In 1968, swiss Omega De Ville Prestige Replica models were the first to use colour coding. This new watch was chosen because yellow is associated most closely with speed.
The watch's chronograph hands have a yellow varnish, and the watch's crown and tachymeter scale are filled with SuperLumiNova. The leather strap has a section of yellow rubber in the middle, continuing the black-and-yellow theme. The micro perforations were created using a milling tool to expose the yellow rubber within the strap.
"WE'LL SEE You ON THE OTHER SIDES" - these words are engraved on the caseback. They were spoken by Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell aboard the Apollo 8 mission. This was at the beginning of the crew's pioneering orbit towards the dark side, a mysterious hemisphere that had never been seen by humans before. Lovell gave these last words of comfort to ground control seconds before the spacecraft vanished beyond radio contact. best Omega De Ville Prestige Replica Very few people will ever be able to see the moon's distant surface from close range. However, to wear the Omega Speedmaster Moon Apollo 8 Dark Side of Moon 8 is to have a true connection to space travel history. Its blackened, decorated Calibre 1861 version - named 1869 in honor of the first moon landings - serves as a reminder of Omega's unparalleled space legacy and the original omega replica movement.