SPEEDMASTER DARK SIDE OF THE MOON ALINGHI
SKIMMING THE WAVES
Stand out from the crowd through powerful design cut out for a revamped complication. That’s exactly what Omega proposes with this regatta-racing chronograph boasting Alinghi’s colors.
Be it on the Sea of Tranquility or the sometimes-turbulent waters of Lake Geneva, Omega is forever on hand no matter the challenge. And the latest to date? Jump on board a TF35 flying Alinghi’s colors high, a 35-foot catamaran flying across the water with its state-of-the-art foiling architecture. The Swiss team, the watchmaking brand’s partner since 2019, skims the waves on a streamlined jewel overflowing with cutting-edge technology. To celebrate this alliance, a Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon takes on the foiler’s stylistic codes. The composition of this chronograph’s black-monochrome-scenescaped dial is like a bolt from the blue. Skeletonized, it invites to discover the highly-original finishes which feature on the hand-wound 1865 caliber (48 hours’ power reserve). What’s more, the baseplate and barrel-bridge adorn a honeycomb pattern created using a laser ablation technique. This striking scenography center stages the time data protected by the 44.25 mm-diameter black ceramic case and encircled by a Super-LumiNova®-fashioned tachymetric scale.
The two counters devoted to measuring time boost the timepiece’s ultramodern design even more. At 3 o’clock, a countdown feature, a must for any race start, detailed in red, integrates the minute totalizer. And as this watch is considered a regatta chronograph, measuring long-cycle time becomes superfluous. As such, the counter nestling at 6 o’clock embraces a somewhat unconventional stance by becoming an entertainingly-hypnotic animation. Alinghi’s logo, displayed on a sandblasted, anodized aluminum disc, starts rotating when the chronograph function is triggered.
To set off the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi’s sporty look, the watch is complemented by a black rubber strap whose perforations are enhanced with red inserts.
Price: EUR10,700 omegawatches.com
By Dan Diaconu
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