Saturday, March 28, 2015

OMEGA Speedmaster White Side of the Moon

After the successful launches of Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, and the Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon, OMEGA introduces yet another innovative timepiece inspired not by astronauts’ views of the Moon in space, but rather the radiance of the celestial body as seen from Earth: the OMEGA Speedmaster White Side of the Moon.

Underscoring the brand’s commitment to innovative creations and unique and advanced production processes, this eye-catching chronograph is the third in OMEGA’s selection of solid ceramic timepieces. The white zirconium oxide ceramic dial is complemented by a brushed and polished 44.25 mm ceramic casebody made of the same brilliant material. The polished white ceramic bezel has a matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale. The polished ceramic pushers on the case function totally independently so there is no risk to the chronograph mechanisms as a result of inadvertent manipulation. 
The box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, treated with an anti-reflective coating on both sides, protects the dial with its 18K white gold “Moonwatch”-style hands and applied indexes. The central chronograph seconds hand, however, is rhodium-plated and stands out with a red tip – an unexpected dash of colour on the face of the timepiece. White Super-LumiNova coats the central hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands as well as the indexes and the two dots at 12 o’clock. Engraved just above the centre of the dial are “ZrO2” and, also in red, “Speedmaster”. There is a small white sub-dial at 3 o’clock that serves as a 60-minute and 12-hour recorder and a small second sub-dial can be found at 9 o’clock.
The Speedmaster White Side of the Moon is presented on a white leather strap with a white foldover clasp with grade 5 titanium frame-spring folders – the special ceramic clasp distinguishes this model from its siblings.

The polished white ceramic caseback, with its bevelled scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, features matt chromium nitride marks and is engraved with the name of the watch: “White Side of the Moon”. The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300, the first in-house Co-Axial movement to feature a chronograph function, is at the heart of this statement-making timepiece. 
Technical details
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
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

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

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

Case: White ceramic [ZrO2]
Diameter: 44.25 mm   
Height: 16.14 mm
Water resistant up to: 5 bar (50 m / 167 ft)
Polished-brushed case
Polished ceramic bezel; matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale
Polished crown, Ω engraved + matt chromium nitride
Polished pushers, polished grade 5 titanium tubes
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 "White Side Of The Moon"

“Moonwatch” style dial with 2 subdials:
White ceramic dial; 18K white gold applied indexes
Dial engraved with "[ZrO2]" (above center hole); "Speedmaster" in red
White Super-LumiNova on indexes and 2 dots at 12H

 “Moonwatch” style hands:
- Diamond-polished, 18K white gold hands, except central chrono seconds hand (polished, rhodium-plated with red tip)
- White Super-LumiNova on H-M-chrono seconds hands

White leather strap
Clasp: White ceramic [ZrO2] - Titanium
Foldover clasp, ceramic top-bottom covers and pushers; polished grade 5 titanium frame-spring folders
Fitting: 21 mm between lugs, 18 mm on buckle

Other specifications
Special presentation box
4-year warranty

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