Omega over the moon with new Speedmaster


Omega has released its Speedmaster Apollo 8, marking 50 years since mankind first made a journey towards the moon.

Named the Dark Side of the Moon, the watch has been released to pay tribute to many of the team who wore a Speedmaster in the Apollo mission.

The skeletonised blackened movement on the piece pays homage to the moon and has also been laser-ablated to precisely decorate the bridges and main plate with realistic imagery of the lunar surface.

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To mirror the moon, the movement has two different sides, the dial with a light shade and back with a darker shade.

On the caseback, a message of the same words spoken by the Apollo 8 pilot, ‘We’ll see you on the other side’, has been engraved.

The new version of the Calibre 1861 which powers the watch has been renamed ‘1969’ as a tribute to the first moon landing, a move which the company hopes can act as a reminder of the original Moonwatch movement and Omega’s story in space.

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