It was the adventures and the accomplishments of the Apollo 8 astronauts that inspired the all black, ceramic Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, but it is the mystique of the Earth’s nightlight and its ever-changing yet constant presence that has spurred the creation of four new Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon timepieces that are now part of the collection. These four new variants are the Dark Side of the Moon Black Black, Dark Side of the Moon Sedna Black, Dark Side of the Moon Pitch Black and the Dark Side of the Moon Vintage Black —our favorite by the way. These four new timepieces just released at Baselworld 2015 share a case back design that hints at their common inspiration: the original Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. The black ceramic case back ring of each of these models features matt chromium nitride marks as well as the name of this iconic collection: “Dark Side of the Moon”. Each of these black ceramic timepieces is powered by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 9300.
Now, before you guys continue reading, we would like to apologize for not having enough images as we typically do. Unfortunately, our 30-minute appointment —shared with editors from other publications—with the brand was not enough and there's nothing we could do about it. From left to right in clockwise order: Dark Side of the Moon Black Black, Dark Side of the Moon Sedna Black, Dark Side of the Moon Vintage Black and Dark Side of the Moon Pitch Black.
Now, let's show you the few macros we were able to capture for you. We apologize in advance for the quality of the images as we were rushed out of the meeting room. As you will appreciate, these new dials are matte opposed to glossy as the original Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. The dial on the Dark Side of the Moon Sedna Black is almost identical to the dial on the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited edition reviewed here, but with Sedna applied markers, Sedna hands and with a red Speedmaster writing on the dial.
On the wrist, the watches wear true to their size and just like the original Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. Our favorite one is the Vintage Black because of the combination of black and khaki. This watch might have some resemblance to the color combinations on some Bell & Ross BR01-92s, however, in our book is a true winner. Just imagine pairing the Vintage Black with a nice khaki colored jacket —well, don't imagine it, just scroll down and see for yourself.
Sticker Price $12,000 USD for all models with the exception of the Sedna Black priced at $15,000 USD. For more info on Omega click here.