Omega Dark Side of The Moon Apollo 8
Through the skeletonized dial and sapphire crystal caseback, you can see the blackened and laser-ablated movement that depicts both sides of the moon. Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Apollo 8” watch pays tribute to the first human mission that orbited the moon.
This pioneering new Omega Speedmaster watch was launched for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8.
In 1968, the Apollo 8 crew became the first humans to ever see the dark side of the moon. 50 years later, OMEGA has produced this incredible chronograph in tribute to that mission. As well as having a skeletonised dial, this collectable watch is remarkable for its specially decorated version of the famous Moonwatch calibre 1861.
The chronograph hands are varnished yellow, while the watch’s tachymeter scale and crown are filled with white Super- LumiNova. The Speedmaster and Tachymetre words also appear in yellow.
Around the transparent caseback, the words “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE” reference Jim Lovell’s final words spoken to ground control just before travelled to the far side of the moon. The dial-side of this watch is a light shade with a landscape full of craters to represent our view of the moon’s surface from Earth. The caseback delves into the dark side of the moon that only astronauts get to see. It’s also a perfect view of the Calibre 1869 inside.