A nice official picture of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8, from the 2018 Collection.

Feb 12, 2019,08:19 AM
 

Here it is... Just superb. 



And here, the pictures I took at the Omega Manufacture in Bienne three months ago. 







Black Ceramic case, 44, 25 mm big. 

The movement, the Cal 1861, has been blackened and decorated like the surface of the moon. 

Original, cool, but I must say it doesn't sing to me. When it comes to Speedmasters, I am veeeery picky. 

Best,

Nicolas


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Interesting to note the cal 1869 movement made especially for the Apollo 8 last year . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 12th, 2019-11:08
. . . evinces the same jewel count as the cal 1861/63 it's based on. The pebbly black finish is the only distinguishing difference of the cal 1869 in your photo, Nicolas. Most images on the 'net reflect this as well. But intriguingly, the initial pics . ....  

Interesting point [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : February 12th, 2019-14:48

Curious, no? That the initial photos show a nineteen jewel movement . . .

 
 By: Dr No : February 12th, 2019-15:05
. . . and all subsequent images eighteen is a mystery I'd like to get to the bottom of . . .

I would be interested in the real reason [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : February 12th, 2019-15:14

I love it when a plan comes together [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : February 14th, 2019-11:16

I have been tempted off and on by this one . . .

 
 By: M4 : February 12th, 2019-12:03
. . . but have not pulled the trigger. The size scares me off and I fear I may tire of the black motif. Thanks for the photos. M4

Black watches have a place in a collection..

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : February 12th, 2019-14:50
Sometimes you want a stealthy look