Emblematic of OMEGA’s bold style, forward-thinking innovation and adventurous spirit, this all-black OMEGA Speedmaster represents a sleek and sporty new addition to the popular collection.The black zirconium oxide ceramic dial, complemented by a matching ceramic 44.25 mm case with a brushed and polished ceramic casebody, features striking 18K white gold applied indexes as well as two blackened sub-dials that distinguish the timepiece from its legendary predecessor, OMEGA’s “Moonwatch”. These two sub-dials are made possible by the innovative placement of the 12-hour and 60-minute counters on the same sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position, allowing a comfortable and intuitive chronograph reading. There is a small seconds sub-dial located at 9 o’clock and a date window at 6 o’clock. The hour and minute Moonwatch-style hands are fashioned from 18K white gold, as are the hands found on both sub-dials; the central chronograph hand is rhodium plated and features a red tip for increased visibility of recorded seconds. Super-LumiNova coats the two dots at 12 and the hour, minute and chronograph hands ensuring that the wearing can read the time in a variety of lighting conditions.
Protecting this prominent dial is a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale among the most identifiable design features of the Speedmaster stands out on the polished ceramic bezel. The two polished ceramic chronograph control pushers on the case function totally independently accordingly, there is no risk to the chronograph mechanism as a result of inadvertent manipulation. This unique timepiece is presented on a highly durable black coated nylon fabric strap complete with a black ceramic buckle. The timepiece is water resistant to 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet). Powered by the incredibly advanced in-house movement, the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300, and equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring, this Speedmaster is offered with a full four-year warranty. Engraved on the polished ceramic caseback, with its matt chromium nitride marks and bevelled scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, are the words “THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” – an appropriate tribute to this Speedmaster’s heritage and its bold black design. With a design that recalls the same watch that accompanied astronauts to the moon on all six lunar missions, this model is a welcome addition to the family and one that upholds the bold Speedmaster name. It is sure to find a strong following among Speedmaster fans and watch enthusiasts who want to combine the impressive legacy of a remarkable chronograph with the best series-produced mechanical watch movement in the world.