Saturday, March 28, 2015

OMEGA Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon - New Versions: Black Black, Sedna Black, Pitch Black and Vintage Black

Swiss watch maker OMEGA expands its Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon collection with four new timepieces: Black Black, Sedna Black, Pitch Black and Vintage Black. It was the adventures and the accomplishments of the Apollo 8 astronauts that inspired the all-black, ceramic Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, but it is the mystique of the Earth’s nightlight and its ever-changing yet constant presence that has spurred the creation these new OMEGA timepieces. 
Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon 'Black Black'
(Reference: 311.92.44.51.01.005): The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Black Black” has a polished and brushed black ceramic case body, a matt black ceramic dial and a black ceramic clasp on a black coated nylon fabric strap. Giving this model its nickname are its brushed blackened Moon watch style hands and blackened applied indexes – all of which are coated with black Super-Luminova. The familiar sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock are also matt black and the black ceramic bezel has a black lacquered tachymeter scale.
Case
Black ceramic [ZrO2}
Diameter: 44.25 mm    Height: 16.14 mm
Water resistant up to: 5 bar (50 m / 167 ft)
Polished-brushed case body
Brushed ceramic bezel; black lacquered tachymeter scale
Polished crown and p us he r s , Ω engraved
Box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystals:
- Bezel-side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Caseback-side: bevelled, anti-reflective treatment inside
Polished ceramic caseback ring with matt chromium nitride marks, as well as "Dark Side Of The Moon"

Dial
 “Moonwatch” style dial with 2 subdials:
- Matt black ceramic dial obtained by laser technology, with blackened applied subdial rings
- Blackened applied indexes
- Black Super-Luminova on indexes and 2 dots at 12H

Hands
“Moonwatch” style hands:
-Brushed blackened hands
- Black Super-Luminova on H-M-chrono seconds hands

Strap
Black coated nylon fabric strap with rubber
Fold-over clasp, ceramic top-bottom covers and pushers; ceramised titanium frame spring folders
Fitting: 21 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Other Specifications
Special presentation box
4-year warranty

Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon 'Sedna Black'
(Reference: 311.63.44.51.06.001): Combining OMEGA’s ceramic technology with its exclusive rose gold alloy, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Sedna Black” has a completely brushed black ceramic case with an 18K Sedna™ gold bezel ring which matches the 18K Sedna™ gold applied indexes and hands. The marks on the matt grey dial have been created using laser ablation. “Vintage” Super-Luminova coats the central hour, minute and gold-plated chronograph seconds hands as well as the indexes and the two dots at 12 o’clock. This timepiece is presented on a black leather strap with a brushed ceramic fold-over clasp.
Case
Black ceramic [ZrO2] with 18K Sedna™ gold
Diameter: 44.25 mm    Height: 16.14 mm
Water resistant up to: 5 bar (50 m / 167 ft)
Totally brushed case
Brushed 18K Sedna™ gold bezel with matt ceramic ring; matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale
Brushed crown and pushers, matt chromium nitride i n Ω
Box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystals:
- Bezel-side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Caseback-side: bevelled, anti-reflective treatment inside
Brushed ceramic caseback ring with matt chromium nitride marks, as well as "Dark Side Of The Moon"

Dial
 “Moonwatch” style dial with 2 subdials:
- Matt grey "Moon" dial with all marks in relief obtained by laser ablation
- Applied 18K Sedna™ gold indexes
- "Speedmaster" in red
- "Vintage" Super-Luminova on indexes and 2 dots at 12H

Hands
 “Moonwatch” style hands:
-Brushed 18K Sedna™ gold hands, except central chrono seconds hand (brushed gold-plated with red tip)
-"Vintage" S superluminova on H-M-chrono seconds hands

Strap
Black leather strap with rubber
Foldover clasp, ceramic top-bottom covers and pushers; ceramised titanium frame spring folders
Fitting : 21 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Other specifications
Special presentation box
4-year warranty

Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon 'Pitch Black'
(Reference: 311.92.44.51.01.004): The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Pitch Black” is distinguished by the Super-Luminova that coats the indexes on its matt black ceramic dial. The ceramic timepiece has a polished and brushed case body and a brushed ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale also in Super-Luminova. The matt black sub-dials have varnished hands. The “Pitch Black” is presented on a black leather strap with ecru stitching and a ceramic fold-over clasp.
Case
Black ceramic [ZrO2]
Diameter: 44.25 mm    Height: 16.14 mm
Water resistant up to: 5 bar (50 m / 167 ft)
Polished-brushed caseb ody
Brushed ceramic bezel; S uper-LumiNova tachymeter scale
Polished crown and pushers, Super-Lumi Nova i n Ω
Box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystals:
- Bezel-side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Caseback-side: bevelled, anti-reflective treatment inside
Polished ceramic caseback ring with matt chromium nitride marks, as well as "Dark Side Of The Moon"

Dial
 “Moonwatch” style dial with 2 subdials:
-Matt black ceramic dial obtained by laser technology, with blackened applied  subdial rings
- Blackened applied indexes
- Super-Luminova on indexes and 2 dots at 12H

Hands
 “Moonwatch” style hands:
- Brushed blackened hands
- Counters at 3H & 9H : varnished white hands (in line with Super-Luminova)
- Super-Luminova on H-M-chrono seconds hands

Strap
-  Black leather strap with rubber
-  Fold-over clasp, ceramic top-bottom covers and pushers; ceramised titanium frame spring folders
-  Fitting: 21 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Other specifications
Special presentation box
4-year warranty

Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon 'Vintage Black'
(Reference: 311.92.44.51.01.006): The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Vintage Black” stands out with brown indexes and hands, which complement the “vintage” Super-LumiNova. The brushed ceramic bezel has a “vintage” Super-LumiNova tachymeter scale and, as with the other new models in this family, the matt ceramic dial has been created using laser technology. The “Vintage Black” has blackened central hands and varnished brown hands on the sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock. Another distinguishing feature is the brown leather strap which gives this innovative timepiece a more classic appearance.
Case
Black ceramic [ZrO2]
Diameter: 44.25 mm   
Height: 16.14 mm
Water resistant up to: 5 bar (50 m / 167 ft)
Totally brushed casebody
Brushed ceramic bezel; "Vintage" S uper-LumiNova tachymeter scale
Brushed crown and pushers, "Vintage" Super-LumiNova i n Ω
Box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystals:
- Bezel-side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
- Caseback-side: bevelled, anti-reflective treatment inside
Brushed ceramic caseback ring with matt chromium nitride marks, as well as "Dark Side Of The Moon"

Dial
“Moonwatch” style dial with 2 subdials:
- Matt black ceramic dial obtained by laser technology, with blackened applied subdial rings
- Blackened applied indexes
- Brown transferred elements (in line with "Vintage" Super-Luminova)
- "Vintage" Super-Luminova on indexes and 2 dots at 12H

Hands
 “Moonwatch” style hands:
- Brushed blackened hands
- Counters at 3H & 9H: varnished brown hands (in line with "Vintage" Super Luminova)
- "Vintage" Super-Luminova on H-M-chrono seconds hands

Strap
Brown leather strap with rubber
Fold-over clasp, ceramic top-bottom covers and pushers; ceramised titanium frame spring folders
Fitting: 21 mm between lugs, 18 mm on clasp

Other Specifications
Special presentation box
4-year warranty

These four new timepieces share a caseback design that hints at their common inspiration: the original Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. The black ceramic caseback ring of each of these models features matt chromium nitride marks as well as the name of this iconic collection: “Dark Side of the Moon”. Each of these black ceramic timepieces is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300.

Movement
Omega Co-Axial Calibre 9300
Self-winding movement in both directions
Officially certified chronometer
Jewels: 54   
Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours
Exclusive features with:
- Omega column wheel chronograph mechanism
- Time zone function
- Silicon “Si14” balance spring
- Omega free sprung-balance
- Co-Axial Escapement, 3 levels
- 2 barrels mounted in series
- NIVACHOC

Special luxury finish:
- Rhodium-plated rotor and bridges
- Geneva waves in arabesque
- Blackened screws, barrels and balance wheel

Display
Central hour-minute hands, small-seconds at 9H, date window at 6H
Central chronograph seconds hand, 60-minute and 12-hour recorder at 3H

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