OMEGA’ s new Speedmaster honors Apollo 8 with lunar details, advanced technology, and precision craftsmanship.
As a grand salute to space exploration, and more specifically, the groundbreaking Apollo 8 mission, OMEGA revisits its storied past with the release of the new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8. This commemorative Speedmaster is a tribute to the extraordinary lunar journey and the astronauts who embarked on it, each of whom was equipped with the original OMEGA Speedmaster. Crafted with state-of-the-art technology and a rich palette of premium, space-age materials, the latest iteration of this iconic model elevates traditional watchmaking to new heights. The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 features an intricate in-house Calibre 3869, showcasing a laser-ablated Moon relief that captures the lunar landscape in stunning detail. From the Earth-facing lunar surface on the dial side to the elusive dark side on the back, OMEGA’s newest creation offers a dual perspective to that experienced by Apollo astronauts.
The Speedmaster’s design journey extends to its 44.25mm case, bezel, and caseback, all exclusively crafted from black ceramic. The tachymeter scale shines in bright white “Grand Feu” enamel, complementing the black anodized aluminum skeletonized dial. OMEGA’s attention to detail is evident in the vibrant yellow central chronograph seconds hand and the perforated black rubber strap with a yellow lining. The small-seconds hand, inspired by NASA’s Saturn V rocket and crafted from Grade 5 Titanium, highlights the watch’s connection to space exploration. Etched on the caseback are the poignant words of Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell: “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE,” immortalizing the moment Apollo 8 ventured to the Moon’s far side. OMEGA’s Apollo 8 Speedmaster stands out as an example of our extraordinary achievements in space. View all luxury watches currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY Discovery by clicking the link below.