The new black: understanding Cheap Replica Omega’s new Dark Side of the Moon Speedmasters

It began in 2013, with the Replica Omega Speedmaster  Dark Side of the Moon – a bold new take on Omega’s most famous chronograph that saw it cased not in steel, or even gold, but black ceramic. Now, it seems the Moon has many sides…

replica Omega Dark Side of the Moon 2015 Variants

The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon was a slightly unexpected hit. The last few years have seen a proliferation of black-on-black watches from Hublot to Girard-Perregaux and everyone in between, and yet the Dark Side of the Moon managed to stand out; both for its boldness in taking such a well-known reference as its canvas, and the weighty quality and clarity which with it was executed.

This year, Omega replica watches uk announced four new aesthetic iterations on the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, with names that are, frankly, as opaque as their namesake. We’ve picked out the key details and differences for each.

Replica omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Vintage Black”

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First up is the “Vintage Black”. That’s not too hard to understand, as a name: the hour, minute and seconds markers, tachymeter scale, chronograph subdials and indeed all other dial text have all been given a yellowed “Vintage” luminova treatment. The case, dial and clasp are all black ceramic Zirconium Oxide (hence the ZrO2 inscription just above the centre of the dial). The case and bezel have a brushed finish, while the dial has a laser-ablated matt finish, with “blackened applied subdial rings”. To complete the vintage look, it comes on a distressed brown leather strap (which is nevertheless lined with rubber, for longevity).

Omega replica Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Sedna Black”

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Next we have the Replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Sedna Black” – the flashiest of the new references. Sedna refers to Sedna Gold, Omega’s proprietary rose gold alloy. It’s roughly 75% gold, 1-2% palladium (for strength) and about 20% copper, for colouring. The name comes from the planetoid Sedna, the most distant identified object in our solar system, which it turns out is also known for being the reddest object in the solar system.

So, when Sedna meets the Dark Side of the Moon, this is what you get: a black ceramic case with a brushed gold bezel, black ceramic bezel insert with matt chromium nitride tachymeter numerals, and Sedna gold hands and hour indexes. The hour markers, hands and dots at 12 o’clock are all coated with the same “vintage” luminova as the Speedmaster DSoM “Vintage Black”, and last but not least, all the dial text and minute/second tracks are laser ablated in relief from the matt grey dial.

Omega replica Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Pitch Black”

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This is where the new Omega replica watches nomenclature begins to split hairs. Welcome to the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Pitch Black”. As with the “Vintage Black”, the case, bezel, dial and clasp are all black ceramic. It’s got the blackened applied subdials of the “Vintage Black” as opposed to the laser-ablated dial of the “Sedna Black”; the key difference here is the use of traditional white-green luminova on everything: the hands, the chronograph hands (which are actually white underneath the lume), the hour indexes and the tachymetre bezel. The “Pitch Black” comes on a black leather strap with white stitching.

Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Black Black”

Omega-Dark-Side-of-the-Moon-Black-BlackWhat’s blacker than pitch black? After some head-scratching, Omega’s branding department came up with… “Black Black”. So, this is the Batman-friendly, none-more-black, so-black-they-named-it-twice Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Black Black”. The “Black Black” looks at the “Pitch Black” and thinks ‘you call that black?’ Everything is black ceramic, and for a more ‘special ops’ type feel, it comes on a black nylon strap rather than leather. The dial finish is laser-applied to give some differentiation between text and background, and to allow you to actually see the minute and second markers, and chronograph subdial markers.

The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon “Black Black” is actually – perhaps fittingly – more legible at night, thanks to the presence of black superluminova on the hour indexes, all the hands, and the two dots at 12 o’clock.

All Dark Side of the Moon Speedmasters are variants of the same two register Speedmaster, with the Omega co-axial 9300 caliber and silicon balance spring. It’s a twin-barrel, 60-hour power reserve, column-wheel chronograph – not the manual-winding caliber of the “true” Moon replica Omega watches, but a whole lot of horology for your money. They are all water-resistant to 50m and all measure 44.25mm in diameter.

The other side of the story

After the Dark Side of the Moon, of course, also came the Grey Side of the Moon. While it wasn’t as impactful as the Dark Side – suffering slightly from ‘second album syndrome’ – it made a certain degree of sense. Pushing on with the research into coloured ceramics was only to be expected, and the attention to detail has been retained with the sandblasted platinum dial and blue luminova.

This year, as well as the various “Black” editions, Omega has released the Speedmaster White Side of the Moon. It’s fair to say this wasn’t entirely expected. Whereas the Dark and Grey sides of the moon Replica Omega Classic watches use heat-treated ceramic to gain their respective colours, the White Side of the Moon is essentially the raw, untreated and uncoloured version.

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Specification-wise, it too is the same as the original Dark Side of the Moon, using the same co-axial column-wheel chronograph calibre 9300. It’s the same size, the same water-resistance and the same two-register layout. But it could hardly be more of a departure stylistically. The hour indexes are 18k white gold, as are the central hour and minute hands. The red “Speedmaster” text is retained from the Dark Side of the Moon, and the tachymetre bezel uses the same laser-engraved matt finish chromium nitride as the original, as well.

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The Speedmaster White Side of the Moon comes on a white leather strap, similar in style to the black leather strap of the “Sedna Black” edition, with red stitching on the inside to match the “Speedmaster” dial text. Whether this is destined to be as well-received as the Dark Side of the Moon, time will tell. It’s certainly evidence that Omega replica watches is keen to push the aesthetic applications of their experiments with ceramic as far as possible, and it may well be that we haven’t seen the last colour variant in this family. Does the Moon have a blue side?

Pre Baselworld 2015: UK Fake Omega Speedmaster Skywalk X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition

The replica Omega Speedmaster collection has been synonymous with flying and space adventures, and we personally feel that they are rather quintessential and evergreen in the world of horology. This year,fake Omega watches has added a new timepiece into their Speedmaster collection: the Skywalk X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition. Although it is a little different from the usual Speedmasters that we have featured previously,  fans of Omega should not be strangers to the X-33 collection. 

The Omega replica Speedmaster Skywalk X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition.

The Omega Speedmaster X-33 was launched in 1998, in which it was introduced as a supplement to the Speedmaster Professionals that were used by NASA. This was due to the increasing use of quartz timepieces, as well as the seemingly superiority in terms of capabilities. It did not supersede the “Moon Omega replica watches” though, as mechanical pieces face less issues in space as compared to their quartz counterparts. Nevertheless, the X-33 is still an interesting bit in the history of Speedmasters.

Since 2006, Omega had discontinued the X-33 watches, although it still provides these timepieces for NASA and some other military organizations when they require it. Then, in 2014, Omega relaunched the X-33 watch once again. Although it is a little bit different from the original X-33, the original DNA that made the X-33 extraordinary still exists.

In collaboration with Solar Impulse, Omega did a little tweak to the current X-33 watch to give the replica Omega Speedmaster watches its unique looks. The watch, by the way, is a celebration of a project whose ambitious aim is to circle the globe in an airplane powered only by solar energy, making a bold statement about viable alternatives to non-renewable energy. In terms of aesthetics, the watch comes with a blue and green color scheme that matches the logo of Solar Impulse. Other changes include the matching blue and green “NATO” strap, as well as the bezel in which its numerals and indices will be fully illuminated in the dark.

The Omega Replica Classic watch is powered by Calibre 5619, a highly precised thermo-compensated multi-functional quartz movement, featuring functions developed based on an ESA patent filed by astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and tested and qualified by the European Space Agency. Some functions include a digital and analog time display, a three time zone display, chronograph, alarm, perpetual calendar, Mission Elapsed Time (MET), and Phase Elapsed Time (PET). Interestingly, the hands of the  watch can be disengaged to allow the user to tell time from the digital display.

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The 45mm timepiece is cased in grade 2 titanium, and the caseback is stamped with the Solar Impulse logo. It also features the following text: “TESTED AND QUALIFIED BY ESA”. Only 1924 pieces of the cheap Omega replica Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition will be made available, and the number was chosen to honour the year that the first round-the-world flight took place. The pieces will be available in the boutiques in early March, at the price of SGD$7,600.

Bastian Baker Hits The Omega European Masters With Colour

As part of a worthwhile charity cause, Omega fake watches Brand Ambassador Bastian Baker has lent his creative skills to a special fundraising project at this year’s OMEGA European Masters.

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If you’re driving into Crans-Montana this week, keep your eyes open for a very colourful set of giant golf balls sitting by the side of the road. The five-foot artworks have been created and painted by a number of famous Omega Replica Classic faces including OMEGA brand ambassador Bastian Baker.

Usually known for his musical skills, the renowned singer-songwriter from Switzerland has leant his artistic flair for this special project. In designing his golf ball, Bastian partnered with the professional model Antonio Vizcaino.

When asked about the project Bastian said, “It’s great to be involved with something so beneficial. I had a lot of fun creating the ball, and it’s so different to anything I’ve done before. I hope that everyone who goes to the Omega De Ville Replica European Masters will get to see the artworks. They’ll certainly be hard to miss.”

Each giant ball will later be auctioned Omega replica watches online, with proceeds going to the charity INSIEME, working towards social integration for people with mental disability.