In 1968, the Apollo 8 mission was successful. This is also the first time humans have seen the moon’s far side. During this groundbreaking mission, all three astronauts wore Omega Speedmaster watches. The Speedmaster watch is the designated equipment for all NASA manned space missions and is also the watch equipment trusted by astronauts in all missions of the moon landing program. Best replica watches.
Today, the famous Swiss professional watch brand OMEGA launches the new Speedmaster series “Dark Side of the Moon” Apollo 8 watch, which uses cutting-edge technology, rich materials, and excellent watchmaking technology to pay tribute to humanity’s first flight around the moon.
The new watch has the 3869 Master Chronometer movement, creating a unique design aesthetic. The movement plywood is blackened and embossed with the texture of the lunar surface using laser ablation technology. At the same time, the front and back of the movement show the effect of two sides of the moon, which is unique. The front side shows the front side of the moon (near the ground) that people can observe from the Earth, and the back side shows the “dark side” (far side) of the moon that only astronauts have seen. Exquisite laser engraving technology and contrasting effects make the lunar texture of the new watch more precise. The gold-plated balance wheel appears dark gray and complements the light gray gears. Replica watches review.
The watch dial is hollowed out and made of black anodized aluminum, allowing a clear view of the lunar-style movement. The case measures 44.25 mm and is made of black ceramic. The polished bezel and case back are also black ceramic, while the tachymeter scale is fired in bright white “Grand Feu” enamel. The black microperforated rubber strap has a yellow lining in the middle, echoing the yellow central chronograph seconds hand.
The small seconds hand at 9 o’clock (patent pending) is the most eye-catching highlight of this watch. It is shaped like the famous Saturn 5 launch vehicle and is made of grade 5 titanium. This 3D three-dimensional shape is made by laser turning technology and uses white paint, laser ablation, and laser blackening processes to present different color effects. This intricate and stunning detail pays homage to the extraordinary achievements of the Apollo missions.
A series of words are engraved on the back of the watch, including the words “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE” (Let’s meet on the other side of the moon), which came from Apollo 8 command module pilot Jim Lovell. At that time, Apollo 8 was about to orbit the “dark side of the moon” and explore the far surface of the moon that had never been seen by humans before. Lowell uttered this classic statement just before the spacecraft lost radio contact with ground control.
The distant “dark side of the moon” is always full of mystery, triggering endless curiosity and knowledge among humans. When we wear this Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” Apollo 8 watch on our wrist, we have a more authentic emotional connection with the moon and a deeper understanding of Omega’s close connection with human space exploration. Today, as we explore more unknowns in space, the spirit of Apollo 8 has always inspired human courage and wisdom and encouraged us to achieve more great things.