HARNESS THE MOON
While its profile draws inspiration from its predecessor which reached the moon 50 years ago, the dial now has the shimmering silver of the night sky. In such a special year for Omega and also for mankind, the Speedmaster Moonphase is made of platinum and precious stones.
Although the moon stopped being the target of space exploration on July 21, 1969 when the Apollo 11 mission module landed on the moon and Man took the first steps on its gray surface, its poetic symbolism and temporal reference still remain. In addition to the influence it has on our planet, its multitude of faces in particular make it possible to set our calendars. In such a special year for the collection which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Omega is offering a precious version of its Speedmaster Moonphase.
Precious in terms of its impressive 44.25 mm case, water resistant up to 100 m and graced with a platinum-coated sapphire crystal case back. This dial is crowned with a blue ceramic bezel ring and LiquidmetalTM tachymeter scale. It houses the self-winding Master Chronometer 9905 caliber through an oscillating weight in SednaTM gold, which has two barrels and offers a power reserve of 60 hours.
Precious also in terms of its carefully sandblasted platinum dial evoking the moon’s silver surface as seen from Earth. The white gold hour markers are set with baguette-cut diamonds and are passed over by the blackened luminescent hour, minute, and chronograph second hands. Two counters complete the information: the small second coupled with a magnified date indication by hand (at 9 o’clock), and the recorder combining the chronograph minutes and hours (at 3 o’clock). The moon phase stands out majestically with its ceramic disk and platinum sky in a crescent-shaped window at 6 o’clock.
The Speedmaster Moonphase is available in a red version (with ruby index markers and an aluminum bezel) or green (with emerald index markers and a ceramic bezel).
Price: 53,900 CHF (with diamonds or rubies) – 61,400 CHF (with emeralds) omegawatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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