Hands-On with the Omega Replica Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon

Famous as the Omega Replica watch that went to the Moon, the Omega Speedmaster Professional remains part of NASA’s approved equipment for space. The Moonwatch is a no-frills, almost basic wristwatch, powered by the reliable but decades-old Lemania calibre 1872.

The meteorite Cheap Omega Replica Speedmaster is essentially a dressed up version of the ceramic Speedy that made it debut three years ago as the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. With almost all the external components made of ceramic – case, bezel, back, dial and even buckle – the DSOTM was an impressive feat of manufacturing technology.

Since then the DSOTM has grown to include white, grey and all the shades in between, somewhat diluting the novelty of the product. The Omega Replica Watches Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon “Meteorite” brings back a tiny bit of the novelty with a meteorite dial.

Exotic as it sounds meteorite is not a rare material, since thousands of cosmic rocks have fallen to Earth. National Geographic says over 60,000 meteorites have been discovered on the planet, while according to Cornell’s Astronomy Department the mass of sizeable meteorites that Best Omega Replica hit Earth each year is in the thousands of kilograms – that’s several tonnes a year.

Aside from the dial, the Grey Side of the Moon “Meteorite” is identical to the various “Sides of the Moon” Speedmasters. The Omega Replica Watches Online case is ceramic and 44.24mm in diameter, big enough it won’t be missed on the wrist.

The sapphire crystal on the meteorite Omega Speedmaster Replica is a bit more elaborate than usual, with a “box-shape” form. Essentially a dome with a flat top and an angled edge, the box-shape sapphire crystal was historically found only on higher end timepieces or most notably, Grand Seiko, given the extra cost to produce, compared to a flat crystal.

Up Close with the High Quality Omega Speedmaster Replica Dark Side of the Moon

Launched five years ago, the all-ceramic Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most definitive Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches of this generation. Back then the idea of an blacked-out Speedy would have seemed like an attempt to turn a tired workhorse trendy.

In keeping with the DSOTM series, the Apollo 8 still has the same 44.25mm zirconium oxide ceramic case. Though it’s significantly larger than the Moon Watch, the size is not apparent due to the dark colour of the case and dial.

Practically everything on the outside is ceramic, including the bezel, crown, pushers and case back. The High Quality Omega Replica ceramic is sharply finished, with alternating brushed and mirrored polishing, giving it a precise surface that resembles metal. But that’s where the similarities end.

Unlike earlier DSOTM Speedmasters which were powered by the two-register, Co-Axial calibre 9300, the Omega Replica Watches Apollo 8 Speedmaster houses the old school, hand-wound cal. 1861, the same movement found in the current iteration of the classic Moon Watch. But while the mechanics remain the same, it has been specially decorated for the Apollo 8, and christened the cal. 1869.

The most distinctive change, however, is the skeletonised dial, revealing the movement’s blackened main plate – matched with blackened screws – itself also open-worked and decorated via a process of laser ablation to achieve a topologically accurate surface of the Moon; basically a miniature replica of the Moon on the dial. And the relief Swiss Omega Fake Watches and Speedmaster on the dial are also executed with laser ablation.

The same has been done for the bridges and main plate visible on the back, which replicate the other side of the lunar surface. The landscape of craters on the Omega Replica Watches dial is a slightly lighter tone of black, depicting the Moon as seen from Earth, while the bridges on the back are one hue darker, intended to represent the dark side of the Moon.

More importantly, along with having a hand-wound movement that’s slimmer than the automatic in the other DSOTM Omega Fake Watches, the Apollo 8 does away with the “box-type” sapphire crystals found on its cousins, which reduces its overall thickness to just 13.8mm – 2.5mm slimmer than the other DSOTM watches.