Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Beauty and Cosmetics(Lifestyle)
Filter PR by
  

OMEGA orbits the Apollo 8 story with a new Dark Side of the Moon

 
OMEGA orbits the Apollo 8 story with a new Dark Side of the Moon

In 1968, history was made when Apollo 8 became the first human flight to ever orbit the Moon. Aboard that pioneering mission, each astronaut was equipped with an OMEGA Speedmaster – a tool that was relied upon throughout NASA’s lunar campaign. This year, OMEGA pays tribute to the story with a new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon – created with state-of-the art technology, a rich palette of materials, and masterful expertise.


At OMEGA, the first Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 timepiece was released in 2018, marking the 50th anniversary of the mission. This time, the brand has returned to its watchmaking launchpad, elevating the same design with an even finer level of detailing and refinement.
Creating a unique aesthetic throughout the design, the watch’s Calibre 3869 features a laser-ablated Moon relief on the blackened main plate and bridges. Just like the Moon, this movement reveals two different sides. The dial-side represents our view of the lunar surface, as seen from Earth, while the back of the watch shows the dark side that only astronauts get to see. This new update has enhanced the Moon’s definition, thanks to laser engraving and contrasting surfaces. The features are clearly pronounced and sit beautifully alongside the light grey coated wheels and dark grey gold coated balance wheel.


Furthermore, the manual-winding Calibre 3869 has achieved the Co-Axial Master Chronometer standard, providing customers with the Swiss industry’s highest level of precision, chronometric performance, and magnetic resistance.
The Moon-decorated movement can be seen through the watch’s skeletonized dial, which is crafted from black anodized aluminium. Yet the journey doesn’t end there. When creating the 44.25 mm case, the polished bezel, and the caseback, OMEGA used separate pieces of black ceramic – while also filling the tachymeter scale with bright white “Grand Feu” enamel.


The central chronograph seconds hand is varnished yellow, a colour theme that continues on the watch’s perforated strap – which is made from black rubber with a yellow interior.
Another new touch is the patent pending small-seconds hand at 9 o’clock. This has been engineered from Grade 5 Titanium and shaped like NASA’s famous Saturn V rocket. The powerful 3D structure has been obtained by laser turning, while the colours are achieved with white varnish, ablation, and laser blackening. A small yet inspiring detail that celebrates the success of the Apollo program.


On the caseback, a series of engravings has been inscribed, including “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE” – the final words spoken to ground control by Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, just before the Apollo 8 mission disappeared to the far side of the Moon, and out of radio contact, for the very first time.
The Moon’s distant surface has always been a source of mystery and curiosity. To wear this watch is to make an authentic connection with our lunar neighbour, as well as OMEGA’s own connection to space exploration. As the world now looks further ahead to the possibilities of the future, the Apollo 8 mission stands as a reminder of what shared human power can achieve.

 


Posted by : DubaiPRNetwork.com Editorial Team
Viewed 44965 times
PR Category : Lifestyle
Posted on : Tuesday, January 23, 2024  5:25:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Celebrate Valentine's Day with Heart and Floral inspired Jew...
Next Story : Kiara Jewellery Unveils Second Dazzling Branch in Dubai, Gra...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, H... [43657-Views]
Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa [43333-Views]
Cathay Pacific to launch direct flights connecting Hong Kong and Riyadh [32046-Views]
Last-Minute Eid Shopping With Max Fashion's New Collection [12985-Views]
Yates takes lead at Tour de Suisse summit finish [9492-Views]
Living Proof® Brings Its Pioneering, Science-Backed Haircare Solutions To The Region [9196-Views]
REDTAG Presents a Range of Captivating Styles with its Eid Al Adha Collection 2024 [8532-Views]
GLOBAL RESEARCH REVEALS: 64% of Saudi Based Consumers are Concerned about the Environment,... [8466-Views]
SHREE Unveils New Store in Dubai Silicon Central, Bringing Contemporary Fashion to the Hea... [8438-Views]
Eid Al-Adha Gifting with Lush Middle East | Eid Exclusives, Haircare Sets and Spa Treatmen... [8364-Views]
Danube Group Onboards Dubai Media Inc. as Their Official Media Partner [8229-Views]
Meet Your Hair Care Match With Lush's New Gift Sets [7523-Views]
Introducing the LUSH Spa: A Sanctuary for Self-Care and Holistic Wellbeing [7511-Views]
Spin, Win & Celebrate! Deerfields Mall gears up for Eid al Adha [7446-Views]
SharkNinja Makes Waves in Dubai with First-Ever Middle East Showcase and Regional Launch o... [7122-Views]
Celebrate kindness and joy with Lush's festive Eid collection [7122-Views]
Abu Dhabi University Climbs 79 places in the 2025 QS World University Rankings [6954-Views]
2024 marks a break through for sustainability in the GCC, PwC report [6724-Views]
LG Delivers Sensational Summer Vibes Through Soundbar's Spatial Sound Technology [6494-Views]
Savanna Presents Their Conscious Capsule Collection: Back To Roots: Edition 1 [6449-Views]
Emirates Park Zoo & Resort's Dr. Walid Shaaban honoured as “The CEO of the Year” [6154-Views]
Turkish Airlines Launches “Tomorrow On-Board” Sustainability Brand [5855-Views]
A New Era Of Competition: Fia Showcases Future-Focused Formula 1 Regulations For 2026 And ... [5773-Views]
GEMS Royal Dubai School launches new secondary provision ahead of 2026 campus expansion [5346-Views]
Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim received HE Al Zeyoudi as the UAE and Malaysia seek deeper trad... [5256-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin DubaiPRNetwork.com on Instagram
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories