The Speedmaster in black ceramic is illustrative of Omega’s audacious style, forward-thinking advances and adventurous spirit. This all-black Omega Speedmaster represents a sleek and sporty new addition to the popular collection. The black zirconium oxide ceramic dial, complemented by a matching ceramic 44.25 mm case with a brushed and polished ceramic case, features striking 18K white gold applied indexes as well as two blackened sub-dials that distinguish the timepiece from its legendary predecessor, Omega’s Moonwatch.
These two sub-dials are made possible by the innovative placement of the 12-hour and 60-minute counters on the same sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position, allowing a comfortable and intuitive chronograph reading. There is a small second’s sub-dial located at 9 o’clock and a date window at 6 o’clock. The hour and minute Moonwatch-style hands are fashioned from 18K white gold, as are the hands found on both sub-dials; the central chronograph hand is rhodium plated and features a red tip for increased visibility of recorded seconds. Super-LumiNova coats the two dots at 12 and the hour, minute and chronograph hands ensuring that the wearer can read the time in a variety of lighting conditions.
Protecting this prominent dial is a box-form scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. The matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale – among the most identifiable design features of the Speedmaster – stands out on the polished ceramic bezel. The two polished ceramic chronograph control pushers on the case function totally independently – accordingly, there is no risk to the chronograph mechanism as a result of inadvertent manipulation.
This unique timepiece is presented on a highly durable black Cordura® fabric strap complete with a black ceramic buckle. The timepiece is water resistant to 50 meters. The watch is powered by the incredibly advanced in-house movement, an Omega co-axial caliber 9300 and comes with a four-year warranty.
Engraved on the polished ceramic case-back in matt chromium nitride, above the bevelled scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, are the words DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – a fitting tribute to this Speedmaster’s heritage and its bold black design.
The design of this watch is reminiscent of the Omega watch that accompanied astronauts to the moon on all six lunar missions. This model is a welcome addition to the family and one that upholds the bold Speedmaster name. It has within a short span since its launch in 2013, found a strong following among Speedmaster fans and watch enthusiasts, who want to combine the impressive legacy of a remarkable chronograph with one of the best series-produced mechanical watch movement in the world.