Omega Speed master Apollo 8 Dark side Of The Moon
2019, Original Box, All Papers,
Special edition Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8:
The dial has been skeletonised to reveal its blackened movement, which has been laser-ablated to represent the lunar surface.
The near side can be viewed through the dial & features a landscape full of craters to represent our view of the moon’s surface from Earth.
The far side can be viewed through the case-back which represents the dark side of the moon that only astronauts get to see.
The case back is engraved with APOLLO 8, DEC 1968, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON & “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE” which were astronoaunts’ Jim Lovell’s final words spoken to ground control just before the Apollo 8 traveled to the far side of the moon.
Case: Brushed & polished black ceramic case. Polished black ceramic bezel engraved & luminous filled tachy
meter scale. Polished black ceramic crown with an engraved & luminous filled Omega logo. Polished black ceramic chronograph buttons. Skeletonized main dial. Black dial flange & sub-dials. Applied blackened index hour markers with luminous fill and printed minute/seconds & fractions of a second track. Blackened hour & minute hands with luminous fill. Small seconds sub-dial with white hand located at the 9 o’clock position.