This Year, Omega Speedmaster Will Fire

It is not too late to get to the topic. Brothers who often pay attention to watches should be able to see that this year’s Omega Speedmaster is quite fierce whether it is in auction or new.

Omega’s new Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch.

   Omega Speedmaster is a watch I like very much. The reason is that Speedmaster is the world’s recognized moon watch. Although there are still many chronographs that are higher than the Speedmaster and more expensive than the Speedmaster. But fame and achievements in history cannot be compared with super bully. Another very important point is that although the Speedmaster is the world’s most famous chronograph, it has been continuously produced and can be bought at a reasonable price, and anyone can buy it at any time. In contrast, like Daytona Paul Newman, although well-known and valuable, it is no longer available except for auction.

Omega steel shell to the moon.

   Speedmaster is a watch for everyone. Collectors can go to auctions to take historical models, and most people can go to the store to buy models on sale. I joked with my brother that I bought 800 omegas, which is of course a falsehood. The truth is that of all the omegas I have bought, the longest I have worn is two watches. The first is the manual moon landing superpower of the previous 1861 movement, and the second is the dark side of the moon of the 9300 movement that was later purchased.
The Omega Speedmaster has been “exploded” this year, and the historical models on the auction are increasing in value; the new models are becoming more and more cool.

Currently the highest value Speedmaster, produced in 1958 Omega Speedmaster CK2915-1.

   Omega Speedmaster’s most significant achievement in the auction this year is the highest record of Omega Speedmaster so far. An OMEGA Speedmaster CK2915-1 (first generation Speedmaster, Broadsword pointer) circa 1958. This watch was sold for about 1.8 million yuan, which is currently the highest value supercar. At the same time, the number of antique supercars and modern supercars that have appeared in various auctions this year has increased. For example, the all-gold Apollo 11 memorial supercar (as a commemorative gift for the astronauts at the time), Apollo 13 moon landing missions 25th Anniversary Speedmaster (Apollo 13 lunar spacecraft exploded during the mission, and astronauts still successfully returned to Earth in a lunar orbit in a lunar orbit, creating a miracle), Omega Alaska plan limited speedmaster, tropical discoloration Pa and so on. Because the Omega Speedmaster has participated in the moon landing program in history, there are many antique speedmasters with historical value.

Omega All Gold Apollo 11 commemorates the Speedmaster.
The most important new Speedmaster this year is the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual speedmaster.

   One of Omega’s most important new watches this year is the Omega Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch (using a manual movement, the official name is the Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Apollo 8). This new Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch is really handsome, and its value has definitely reached the peak of Omega, which is very cool. During the exhibition, I simply wrote this watch. So now, I mainly focus on a few details of this watch, and elaborate.

Omega’s new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual superpower is very cool.
1. The name ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is not blind.

   Brothers who are familiar with watches know that there is a branch in the Omega Speedmaster called ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. The characteristic of ‘the dark side of the moon’ is that the entire watch is black. When we heard the name ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, it was a cool name and it sounded good. But the name Super Speed ​​’Dark Side of the Moon’ didn’t really come from Omega. ‘Dark side of the moon’ means that in 1968, the Apollo 8 sailed around the moon. This is the first time humans have flown to the back of the moon and seen the dark side of the moon. Therefore, Omega launched the Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” series (Dark Side of the Moon of 9300 Movement) in 2013 with the theme of this mission. In order to meet the dark situation on the back of the Moon, the Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” All watches in the series are made of black ceramic case, and the watch is black from the case, dial and strap. This year’s new superpower ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch. The official name of the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Apollo 8 is to tell us directly. This new watch is to commemorate Apollo 8 and fly to the dark back of the moon. This historical event.

Omega ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ 9300 Speedmaster (top) and ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Manual Speedmaster (bottom)
2. The dial of the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual speed controller is not random.

   One of the new features of the new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual supercar is a very cool skeleton dial. On the black hollow dial and the splint on the back of the movement, we can clearly see the sculpted lunar craters, imitating the appearance of the moon’s surface. The special dial of the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch is not designed by Omega at will, but is intentional. Omega uses the ‘dark side of the moon’ to manually overpower the dial and the back of the movement, which respectively represent ‘two sides of the moon’. The carvings and colors on the front hollow dial are relatively bright, representing the bright side of the moon facing the earth (the moon we see on earth); the carvings and colors on the back splint of the movement are very dark, symbolizing the moon On the back, the dark side (meaning that Apollo 8 flew to the back of the moon). I think Omega’s intention is very good. Omega’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual speed dial and engraved lunar craters on the movement’s splint are very real. Omega uses laser engraving technology to restore the appearance of the moon on the watch.

The front and back of Omega’s new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual supercar represent the bright and dark sides of the moon, respectively.
3, ‘Dark side of the moon’ manual super speed 1869 manual timing movement number, is also useful.

   The Omega ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch uses a 1869 manual winding chronograph movement. Omega’s Lunar Speedmaster has been using manual movements from ancient times to the present. It is said that the reason is that under the condition of weightlessness in the space, the automatic movement of the automatic movement with the automatic tourbillon does not work well, so the Omega Lunar Speedmaster has always been a manual movement. Omega Lunar Speedmaster originally used a 321 manual chronograph movement (related to Patek Philippe CH27), followed by a 861 manual chronograph movement, now a 1861 manual chronograph movement. The 1869 movement used in the new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual speedmaster is a derivative of 1861. The reason why 1869 is used is because 69 of them represents the first time that humans landed on the moon in 1969. The 1869 movement has the same specifications as the original 1861 movement, except that it is engraved and decorated on the movement splint. Swing frequency 21600 times / hour, power 48 hours, cam, horizontal clutch.

1869 manual chronograph movement used by Omega’s new ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual speedmaster.
   We can see that Omega’s new Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch has a lot of meaning, and Omega has put a lot of effort into this watch. Brothers who are familiar with Omega should know that the manual speedmaster is an orthodox lunar watch. The new speedmaster ‘dark side of the moon’ manual watch is equivalent to the ceramic technology of ‘dark side of the moon’ used by Omega and the orthodox 1861 manual speedmaster The combination, on the one hand, inherits orthodoxy, and on the other hand represents the strongest technology, which is a very good example. Setting aside these meanings and stories, for this watch alone, the appearance of the Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” manual watch is also “invincible”. The yellow hands and letters on the dial and the yellow stitching and perforation on the strap increase the watch’s recognition.

The regular version of the steel shell moon landing super.

   The specific situation of the new Omega Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ manual watch is a 44.25 mm ceramic case with a thickness of 13.8 mm. It uses a 1869 manual winding movement, power for 48 hours, water resistance to 50 meters, and the public price is 72700, unlimited. It is expected to be available in August this year. Compared with the public price of about 90,000 yuan on the dark side of 9300 months, the manual ‘dark side of the moon’ public price of more than 70,000 yuan is more reasonable. After this watch is listed, I will buy this watch at a suitable opportunity in the future. One is that the Speedmaster is a watch I like very much, and the other is that it is really cool.