omega speedmaster dark side of the moon alinghi


Stand out from the crowd through powerful design cut out for a revamped complication. Thats exactly what Omega proposes with this regatta-racing chronograph boasting Alinghis 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.

omega speedmaster dark side of the moon alinghi closeupThe 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.

omega speedmaster dark side of the moon alinghi casebackTo 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