Watch & Jewellery
THE SEXIER SAILOR MOON WATCH: Omega's Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon" Alinghi
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Omega
22.08.2020
The 'Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi' is heavily inspired by Alinghi's catamaran
The 'Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi' is heavily inspired by Alinghi's catamaran
The 'Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi' is heavily inspired by Alinghi's catamaran
The 'Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi' is heavily inspired by Alinghi's catamaran
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Just because the only knowledge you have about sailing comes from Robert Redford being stranded at sea in All is Lost shouldn’t turn you away from Omega’s latest effort that inaugurates its partnership with America’s Cup-winning team Alinghi. After all, the Swiss watchmaker is celebrating the tie-up via its critically acclaimed Dark Side of the Moon series that is closely associated to the space experience of Apollo 8’s astronauts – so we’re sure most folks can’t claim of knowing what that feels like either. That said, even if sailing or space history doesn’t appeal to you, this manual-winding Speedmaster is still one handsome output that wouldn’t look out of place with your biker jacket. Like the debut of Dark Side of the Moon in 2013, Omega has again tapped on the sex appeal of black zirconium oxide ceramic for its case, bezel, crown, pushers, and buckle – an equally strong fashion statement that won’t illicit complains from those who know how hard it is to manufacture these parts from a single block of the robust material. Even the tachymetre scale on the bezel isn’t just for daytime visuals; Omega has endowed it with glow-in-the dark appeal via a Super-LumiNova filling. But perhaps its biggest masterstroke is bringing back the layered dial work that first appeared in the Dark Side of the Moon series in 2018 which captured the imagination with an exposed mainplate that looks like the lunar surface. This time around, Omega has adopted a honeycomb pattern on the mainplate and barrel bridge achieved using laser ablation, taking after the look of Alinghi’s catamaran’s hull. Similarly, the other bridges also sport a racing-friendly black carbon pattern made using the same tech. Trust us that even this is on the radar of most Speedmaster collectors.

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