Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Watch In All Four New Colorways Introduction
It happened earlier this year, at Baselworld 2015, that Swiss Omega added not one or two, but four new colorways to their Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon watch, that they originally released in 2013. The "DSotM," as it is sometimes referred to, has been a resounding success - perhaps apart from the rather long waiting lists customers in some parts of the world had to endure as they anticipated the delivery of their Dark or Grey Side Of The Moon watches. The four new color variants have been hitting the stores around the globe lately.
The movement inside the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon is the in-house Omega 9300 Co-Axial, a column wheel chronograph caliber with an automatic winding two-register dial layout – this fact holds true for the four new versions as well, as we still have to wait a bit before Omega extended its range of Master Co-Axial, highly anti-magnetic calibers. Co-Axial movements by Omega have been around for the better part of 15 years now, and the 9300 really showcases a level of finishing and quality of execution that matches the ingenuity of the late George Daniels' co-axial escapement.
The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Black Black, perfectly in line with its rather straight-forward name, is indeed very black, and for that simple reason, it really stands out from the rest of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon offerings. Apart from the muted sheen of the hands and the index frames, everything from the case, dial, indices, numerals, logos, texts, even the date disc and numerals... everything is in matte black. True, we have been seeing black-black watches pop up increasingly often in recent years, but if there ever was a short-lived trend among luxury timepieces, then this arguably was it. Come to think of it, through 2015, we have seen far fewer black-black higher-end pieces debut than in previous years.
Still, the darkest of all Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon watches, the Black Black looks space-age cool, and given the quick fade of the trend that arguably inspired its creators, it may very well become a collector's item a few decades down the road – as, at that point, we will reminisce on the time when the Swiss luxury watch industry was booming, and anything was possible.
In short, they are the Sedna Black, Vintage Black, Pitch Black and... Black Black versions, each of them bringing out a unique take on the design of the bold ZrO2 ceramic dials and 44.25mm-wide cases of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon.
The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Pitch Black aims at the exact opposite end of the scale when it comes to legibility, regardless whether that concerns day or night time. In fact, the name Pitch Black is the ultimate misnomer: sure, the case parts and dial are black, but this watch has more lumed components on it than probably any other Omega ever made, as it lights up design elements that you'd possibly need to see at night.