Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 311.92.44.30.01.001

The Case

44.25mm diameter x 13.80mm height – full black ceramic case, brushed and polished – sapphire crystal on both sides – 50m water-resistan

The Dial

The dial of the Apollo 8 is a radical departure from other dials in the Dark Side collection and abandons the twin sub-dial layout and date window in favour of a more traditional display of three counters with no date. Almost suspended in space, the three sub-dials are arranged in a classic Moonwatch configuration. While the chronograph counters at 3 and 6 o’clock are snailed, the small seconds counter features a great detail: if you look closely you will notice how the uneven lunar surface of the underlying bridges invade the background of the sub-dial.

The Movement

Hand-wound.

Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, fifty years ago, Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the Moon and the three astronauts on board the first men to witness the far, or dark side, of our celestial neighbour. To celebrate this encounter, in 2013 Omega dedicated an entire collection of black-themed Speedmasters known as the Dark Side of the Moon. Designed to highlight the unseen side of the Moon, all the 44.25mm cases of this collection are crafted in high-tech black ceramic.