THE OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MOONPHASE CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER CHRONOGRAPHOctober 22, 2020
As well as beautifully measuring every moment on Earth; this collection follows the phases of the moon, which makes perfect sense given that the Speedmaster was the first watch ever to be worn on the lunar surface. As a Master Chronometer, the Moonphase celebrates another pioneering moment: OMEGA’s exacting new standard of testing set by METAS.
The bold use of colour gives each Moonphase its distinctive look. Along with a diverse range of dials and ceramic bezels, there are also plenty of attractive material choices for the cases, including stainless steel, 18K yellow gold, 18K Sedna gold or platinum. Finally, the twin two-handed subdials give each watch a beautifully symmetrical look.
“…Liquidmetal has been used on the tachymeter scale for some models, which is another Speedmaster first…”
A brief astronomy lesson: a lunar month is not 30 days, but slightly more than 29.5 days. A difficult time-span to manage for a standard gear train, but OMEGA’s Moonphase is up to the task. Its highly accurate mechanism only needs adjusting after 10 years, and all it takes is a few turns of the crown.
“On most models, a close-up view of the Moonphase disc reveals the iconic footprint left by Neil Armstrong.”
On stainless steel models, the image of the moon is as detailed as a NASA photograph. This has been obtained by a special microstructuring technique on a metallic crystal disc. Look closer and you can even see an added astronaut’s footprint.
The revolutionary new 9904 and 9905 movements are made up of 368 components and mark the start of a whole new era in watchmaking: the Co-Axial Master Chronometer has landed.
The watches include a 60-minute and 12-hour recorder at 3 o’clock, as well as a date dial and small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. The captivating Moonphase indication sits at 6 o’clock. The hands and indexes are coated in Super-LumiNova for extra brightness in dark conditions.
THE PLATINUM-GOLD MODELS
With the use of platinum-gold (Pt950Au20), these unique Moonphase models certainly shine bright. The material is used for the brushed and polished cases, the sand-blasted dials and the clasps of the leather straps. For added distinction, the indexes include 18K white gold holders set with precious gemstones.
“The Moonphase discs are ceramic with two moons made from platinum Liquidmetal” Omega SPEEDMASTER MOONPHASE
THE LIMITED EDITION
This rare model truly stands out thanks to its sand-blasted 950 platinum dial and a distinctive red alumina bezel and leather strap. The Moonphase combines a Liquidmetal moon with a red alumina disc, while the case itself is made from 950 platinum. The date hand at 9 o’clock includes a magnifying glass for added visibility. Only 57 models have been made.
THE “BLUE SIDE” Omega Blue Side Of The Moon
Inspired by the dark night sky, OMEGA has created two “Blue Side Of The Moon” models in stunning blue ceramic. The dials come in blue aventurine glass or blue ceramic, while the Moonphase function depicts both sides of the moon in 18K Sedna gold or Liquidmetal. Driven by Master Chronometer movements, each watch is presented on a blue leather strap.
TESTED LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Replica OMEGA Watch has built its reputation on revolutionary watch movements. And the Master Chronometer watches, which earn that designation by passing tests approved by the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology, put our COSC-certified chronometer calibres in the spotlight once again.