A TRIBUTE TO THE MISSION

In 1968, the Apollo 8 crew became the first humans to ever see the far side of the moon. In tribute, OMEGA has produced this bold ceramic chronograph with a skeletonised dial, a Saturn V rocket hand, and a decorated movement that depicts the lunar surface.

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Through the skeletonised dial, OMEGA reveals the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3869. Not only reaching the industry’s highest standard of precision, the movement features a laser-ablated moon relief on the blackened main plate and bridges. Thanks to laser engraving and contrasting surfaces, the definition is more pronounced than ever before

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THE COLOURS

To contrast the black and grey colourway of this watch, the design includes a varnished yellow central seconds hand, as well as tachymeter scale filled with white “Grand Feu” enamel.

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THE CASEBACK

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 Apollo 8 travelled to the far side of the moon.

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The Saturn V Hand

At 9 o’clock, the small-seconds hand in grade 5 titanium is shaped like NASA’s Saturn V rocket. The 3D structure is obtained by laser turning, while the colours are achieved with white varnish, ablation, and laser blackening.

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OMEGA has voyaged around the moon to capture the incredible look of this Speedmaster timepiece. The final design has been produced with the very best materials, while the craftsmanship is at the highest level of watchmaking expertise. The exploration is now over to you!

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OMEGA - SPEEDMASTER

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

IN TRIBUTE TO APOLLO 8

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