Owning an Omega timepiece is something of a ‘becoming a man’ statement among gentlemen. To wear one on your wrist speaks highly of your persistence for excellence, courageous attitude and leadership traits. Omega’s new Moonwatch is their latest feature-rich chronograph, inspired by legends. This timepiece is the product of groundbreaking technologies: it is crafted from a single block of black zirconium oxide ceramic. The OMEGA Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” redefines the iconic design of the Moonwatch and its name evokes the mysteriousness and allure of space.
Super-LumiNova coats the two dots by the 12, the indexes and the 18K white gold hour, minute and chronograph hands ensuring that the wearer can read the time in a variety of lighting conditions.
Complete with an innovative column wheel mechanism and Si14 silicon balance spring, the OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 9300 is the first of Omega’s exclusive in-house movements to incorporate a chronograph function. The 12-hour and 60-minute counter hands are placed on the same sub-dial at 3 o’clock allowing for an intuitive reading of the recorded time and the reliability of the movement is such that the timepiece is offered with a full four-year warranty.
Protecting the prominent dial is a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The movement powering the timepiece is visible through the beveled scratch-resistant crystal on the case back. The black zirconium oxide ceramic dial is complemented by a matching ceramic 44.25mm case with a brushed and polished ceramic casebody. 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. A highly durable, coated nylon fabric strap with red stitching is attached to the casebody with ceramic lugs and is complete with a black ceramic buckle. Altogether, the watch head, fabric strap and buckle weight just 91 grams.
To learn more about the new Speedmaster, visit Omega. Yes, if Darth Vadar wore a watch, this would be it.