Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” Apollo 8
In 1968, the Omega replica Apollo 8 astronauts became the first human beings to see the “hidden side of the Moon”, and this chronograph wants to be a tribute to the famous lunar mission. A skeleton dial shows a decorated version of Moonwatch’s 1861 caliber, which reproduces the lunar surface in a rather realistic way.
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The details and colors differentiate it from the classic “Dark Side of the Moon” model: the ring is graduated with a tachymeter scale filled with white SuperLuminova, as well as the hour and minute hands, while the chronograph and complication hands are yellow .
Turning it around, around the transparent case, Omega replica is written “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE” (see you on the other side), the last words directed by the astronaut Jim Lovell at the base, a few moments before traveling with the ‘Apollo 8 towards the dark side of the Moon.
The replica Omega black leather strap recalls the yellow details with seams of the same color. The beautiful black case keeps the size of about 44 mm in diameter.