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Omega Speedmaster Replica Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8

——-Omega Speedmaster Replica Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8


Most of us can recall what a seismic event it was when Omega replica released the first Dark Side of the Moon version of its iconic omega Speedmaster replica Professional “Moonwatch” back in 2013. But few of us probably could have predicted that this very avant-garde take on one of Omega’s most timeless watch designs would catch fire the way it did, especially considering the very passionate fan base of the vintage model and the general resistance to change (there is a reason that Omega continues to equip many of its Moonwatches with basically the same manual-wind movement as their 1969 predecessor). However, the Dark Side of the Moon has not only thrived but has become a legitimate franchise of its own, spinning off from the main Speedmaster family and used as the proving ground for a number of intriguing designs and technical ideas.

In 2018, a year in which Omega devoted much of its marketing muscle not to the Speedmaster but to its dive-watch predecessor, the Seamaster, there was among the flood of Seamasters one very notable return to the Dark Side: the Omega replica Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8, a tribute to the historic 1968 lunar mission that marks its 50th anniversary in 2018. That mission was the second manned spaceflight launched by the United States and the first to leave Earth’s orbit, reach and orbit the Moon, and return safely to Earth. It paved the way for the more famous Apollo 11 mission in 1969, which first landed men on the Moon and from which the Omega Speedmaster, the watch worn by those men on the lunar surface, earned its enduring “Moonwatch” nickname. The watch is, most notably, the first Omega replica Speedmaster Moonwatch to contain a skeletonized version of the watch’s storied movement, Caliber 1861. However, as I realized after having the chance to spend two weeks with this timepiece, my personal favorite of Omega’s 2018 lineup, the skeletonization is just the tip of the aesthetic iceberg.

The case is exquisitely finished, employing both polishing and satin brushing, with the middle curving elegantly into the faceted lugs (though, like most all ceramic cases, it is very susceptible to being marred by fingerprints). The plunger-style chronograph pushers are in polished black, and subtly rounded on the top for tactile comfort. A rather firm push is required to engage the chronograph and halt it with the top pusher and to return the yellow, arrow-tipped chronograph seconds hand to zero with the bottom one. Nestled between the two pushers is the polished black, fluted crown, which does not screw down and is inscribed with the Greek letter Omega replica.

Moving on to the dial, the yellow highlights include the central chronograph hand, which has a varnished finish, the small chronograph hands on the subdials at 3 and 6 o’clock, and the tips of the rectangular, applied indices. Meanwhile, a white varnish is used for the small seconds hand on the 9 o’clock subdial, and white Super-LumiNova coats the hands and hour indices as well as all the indications on the bezel’s tachymeter scale. Between these markers, on a black ring, is a minute scale also reminiscent of the one used on the Omega replica Speedmaster Racing models.

The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 Fake Watches

The all-ceramic Dark Side of Moon, launched five years ago, is one of the most authoritative Omega Speedmasters Fake Watches of this generation. At that time, the idea of ??a eliminated Speedy seemed to be trying to make the tired main force fashionable. But it’s not just a black-coated lunar watch, but the original DSOTM has a ceramic case, a dial and even a buckle, as well as a top-of-the-line automatic chronograph movement to create an extremely gorgeous watch.

In keeping with the DSOTM series, the AAA Omega Replica Watches Apollo 8 still uses the same 44.25mm zirconia ceramic housing. Although it is much larger than the moon table, the size of the case and the dial are not so obvious because of the darker color. Everything is ceramic, including bezels, crowns, buttons and backs. The ceramics are finished, alternately brushed and mirror polished to give a metal-like precision surface. But this is the end of similarities.

Unlike the early DSOTM Speedmasters, the Apollo 8 Speedmaster is powered by a two-axle, coaxial movement 9300, equipped with an old school and a manual winding machine. In 1861, the same movement was found in the current iteration of the classic lunar form. Although the Omega Fake Watches mechanism remains the same, it has been specially decorated for Apollo 8, and is named cal. 1869.

However, the most notable change is the hollowed out dial, which shows the movement’s black main board – mated with black screws – itself is also open work and decorated by laser ablation to achieve a topologically accurate surface of the moon; basically on the dial A miniature replica of the moon. The embossed Omega  Replica Watches  and Speedmaster on the dial can also be performed by laser ablation.

The same thing was done for the bridge and the motherboard visible on the back, which duplicated the other side of the moon’s surface. The crater on the dial is slightly light black, depicting the moon seen from the Best Replica Watches earth, while the bridge on the back is a darker color that is designed to represent the dark side of the moon.

What’s more, the Apollo 8 eliminates the “cassette” sapphire crystal on its cousin, reducing the overall thickness to just 13.8mm, except that the Replica Watches hand-wound movement is slimmer than the automata in other DSOTM watches. 2.5 mm thinner than other DSOTM watches.