This is a review of the hottest watches of 2013. It must have been based on the buzz of the Internet, and when we first got on the dark side of the Omega Speedmaster (Ref. 318.104.22.168.01.003), we knew it would become very big. Finally, aBlogtoWatch gave a comprehensive and practical review of the famous all-black ceramic version of the new Speedmaster coaxial chronograph, and we are proud to use it as the first watch evaluation in 2014.
The Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon feels more than just the ceramic version of the modern Speedmaster. Cheap Omega Replica Watches is cleverly capable of producing another model. It really feels more than just the sum of its parts. If you look at the details, you will find that this is not just another black ceramic case. It combines the history and mystery of the Speedmaster collection with practical materials and a very satisfying design that is both masculine and simple. What do you get when you upgrade one of the world’s most iconic sports watches to a cult project? You got the Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon.
When we first experienced the Omega Speedmaster Dark Moon Watch, we were immediately excited by it. Usually I need a few seconds to really accept what I want, but when I first saw the Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon, I felt that I spontaneously made a “cool”. Swiss Omega Watches knows it will be appreciated, but they don’t know much. The CEO of Omega even revealed to me that they have been sitting on this concept for a few years because he is not sure when to release it. One problem he said was production. The right case is the real problem, which is one of the main challenges of ceramics. Also, if you are not familiar with all of this and want to know why the watch should be made of ceramic first, then this is because the ceramic has very high scratch and abrasion resistance.
In theory, ceramics are not a luxury, but in practice, proper production can be very complicated. This and most luxury watches that use ceramics actually use zirconia (ZrO2). The ceramic-based powder is mixed with the pigment and then formed into a shape. The shape is then baked to shrink and produce the final shape. Due to the shrinking of the material, it is not easy to make it into precise colors and sizes. Therefore, the tricky part of using ceramics is the process of conceiving the production and completion of each component. Once the process is stopped, it is relatively simple to produce.
The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon case is made entirely of ceramic, including the case, buttons, clasp and dial. The “ZrO2” label can be placed on the back of the case and the dial is located exactly where the main hand is attached to the center of the surface. This is not the first watch made of ceramic, but as far as we know, this is the first Omega watch made with an all-ceramic case. Although Omega Replica Watches has been using ceramics for many years, it has been used as a bezel material (mainly in the Planet Ocean and other Seamaster works) and as part of the case on the Ladymatic model. Ceramics are an important part of the production of modern Omega watches, while the Omega Speedmaster series of Dark Nights is a dedication to materials.
The special feature of this special ceramic case is the surface finish, which is essential for understanding the greater appeal of the watch. Most ceramic watches have a surface on the entire case. Most ceramic watches are polished and some are matte. I don’t think I’ve seen a completely brushed ceramic watch, but I saw ceramic parts, such as the border of the brush. What Omega Replica did for the Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon mimicked the ceramic case of their metal Speedmaster watch. This means that the upper part of the case and the side (side) of the case are polished instead of polished, which helps to shape the personality of the watch and is the main element of the design.
Omega fully understands that the successful black ceramic version of Speedmaster needs to remain loyal to Speedmaster in all other respects. The Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon offers a pure superb experience in a new material – and I think this is the key to the popularity of this model.
The “dark side of the moon” is engraved in the back of the case, always telling the owner that this is a special model. You rarely see the names of big brands giving them more exotic timepieces. I found it really cool to have Fake Omega Watches decided to put this name on the edge of the case – there wasn’t that much space because the large sapphire crystal window could see the movement. Another unique element of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon is the strap. Unlike other Speedmaster watches with bracelets or crocodile straps (for high-end 18k red gold), this watch features a black Cordura strap. Cordura is a coated fabric with a leather lining. Inside the strap are some red contrast stitches – just a red tin on the dial. It is also rare for buckles to be ceramic.
Omega fans know that the dark side of the Omega Speedmaster series is based on the Speedmaster coaxial chronograph, a state-of-the-art Speedmaster watch launched a few years ago. Here we provide a complete aBlogtoWatch review of the Speedmaster coaxial chronograph to give you a better understanding of it. Although we will briefly introduce it now. The famous Speedmaster series was famous in the late 1960s for being on the wrist of the Apollo 11 astronaut before landing on the moon. Since then, Omega has left the relatively classic look of the series, but it has been updated over the years. Despite this, the classic “moon watch” has continued to produce.
In the end, Omega hopes to produce a Speedmaster with a fully internal movement. This happens when Omega finally introduces the excellent Calibre 9300 series automatic chronograph with a coaxial escapement. The 9300 is a great sport and it just happens to look beautiful. We like it to fill the back of the watch and turn it over to observe the movement through the back of the watch is a pleasure. Unlike the previous Speedmaster models, the 9300 has only two auxiliary dials, while the traditional three sub-dot layouts. However, the function is not sacrificed because the sub dial on the right has two hands – it can measure the minutes and hours of the chronograph. As a result, the 9300 calibre offers a cleaner dual compax dial layout with a fully functional 12-hour chronograph.
The 9300 calibre designed by Omega contains many modern technologies. A large part of this is the use of coaxial escapement technology. They were acquired by the late British watchmaker George Daniels, and over time, the coaxial escapement provided more time consistency and was often considered a modern innovation of traditional escapement technology. The 9300 movement is also equipped with a silicon balance spring, which means that the movement is more resistant to temperature fluctuations, magnetism, and helps the 9300 become the most accurate mechanical movement ever made by Omega (it is also certified by the COSC Observatory).
Functionally, the Calibre 9300 offers time, date and 12-hour chronographs, all of which are fresh but in line with the spirit of Speedmaster. I have always liked the readability of the Speedmaster dial and it is still the case in the Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon. Few people know that the hand and hour markers are actually 18k white gold. This is mainly because platinum looks longer than other metals. The hour tag applies and populates SuperLumiNova. Please note that the illuminants captured in this review are the same as our previous Speedmaster review, as the results will be very similar. It is worth noting that although the dial looks like a small amount of brightness, it does quite admire in terms of brightness. Unfortunately, the subdial pointer has no lume, but the chronograph for the second hand does not.
One of the most controversial features of the new Speedmaster coaxial chronograph series is the case size of 44.25 mm wide. These watches are not huge, but larger than the previous generation 40mm wide Speedmasters. I have to say that on the strap and in black, the color of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Moon is smaller than its size – although it is still a timepiece of the right size. I guess black is a bit weight loss. One disadvantage of ceramic and steel-shell Speedmasters is their waterproof performance. The Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon is only 50 meters waterproof, while the standard Speedmaster is 100 meters waterproof.
Comfort is part of the wearing experience, whether it’s legibility or wear resistance. I should also point out that although most Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moons are black, Omega does not intend to treat them as “invisible” black on black watches. Nothing is hard to read, and even the numbers on the scales on the bezel are filled with silver so you can read them. In fact, silver is the main color used on the dial, not white. This little detail is another secret to the success of the watch.
Wearing the Omega Speedmaster Dark Of Of Moon is a pleasant experience. This is a cool watch, but certainly not gorgeous. Most Speedmasters aren’t gorgeous, but most polished cases you might think Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of Of Moon will attract more visual attention. It provides the look that many people enjoy from the black timepiece, but it’s very clear. I have never worn such a thing. As far as I know, this is the first all-black Speedmaster watch made by Omega.
Many collectors are attracted to black watches, especially the popular timepieces of classic sports watch brands such as Rolex or Omega. Many people even do after-sales work for their timepieces in order to paint them black. Brands are responding more and more, and the dark nights of Omega Speedmaster are part of a larger choice to offer more consumer demand. So whether you are enjoying the benefits of a ceramic watch or the look of a black watch, you can enjoy the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon. Although I am passionate about it, one downside is the price. Compared with similar steels, it has obvious advantages. You definitely get some special parts, but the price difference is obvious. For example, the Omega Speedmaster coaxial chronograph is ordered with a steel bracelet and is priced at $8,700, while the Omega Speedmaster Series Darkfront Of Moon is priced at $12,000. This is quite a lot, but Omega doesn’t seem to have much trouble. If there is anything they can’t keep up with it.