The best Swiss Omega Speedmaster Dark side of the Moon replica is a new version of the Omega Speedmaster released at Baselworld 2013 it was one of the most talked about watches of the year.
In 2011 Omega introduced a new co-axial movement which featured a bicompax instead of typical tricompax dial arrangement and it is this which is used here for the ceramic version of the “moonwatch” Ceramic has become more than a gimick in its use in watches in the past few years and the “dark” look of this model is thanks to Omega’s decision to use of it for this new version. Omega has used the ceramic more extensively than in most Ceramic Omega Speedmaster copy watch models, it’s used not only in the case and dial but also the bezel, crown, chronograph pushers and even the buckle.
The hands on both subdials, are also made of 18k white gold – because it looks better longer than other metals- and are with Super-LumiNova for legibility in the dark, as well as the two small dots at 12 o’clock. The central chronograph hand ends in a red tip and is rhodium-plated.
The two blackened registers as seen with other Cal 9300-based chronographs, are at 3 o’clock for the elapsed hours and minutes and at 9 o’clock for the running seconds, because of this you get the functionality of a three register chronograph with only two registers. This also provides the space to add the date aperture at the 6 o’clock position providing more everyday functionality.
The Speedmaster’s familiar tachymeter scale has been engraved on the polished black ceramic bezel in matte chromium nitride.
The black zirconium oxide ceramic dial features 18k white gold hour markers and hands contrasting nicely with the black ceramic dial and both are filled with Super-Luminova. Most watches that use ceramic use the Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2) type and to distinguish the fact that it has a ceramic dial Omega watch replica have added a very subtle ZrO2 marking just above centre position of the dial.