Fifty years ago this month, Apollo 8, the second manned mission of the Apollo space program, was launched, becoming the first manned spacecraft to leave low-earth orbit for the moon, orbit and return home safely.
A New Speedmaster Honors the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8
It was also the first manned space flight from Florida’s famed Kennedy space center. Astronauts frank borman, James lovell and William anders were among the first to see the dark side of the moon with their own eyes, and the first to see earth as a whole planet, among other feats. This will be another year when Neil Armstrong and buzz aldrin landed on the moon during Apollo 11. It’s the iconic Omega replica watches line.
As Omega enthusiasts know, the brand has played a key role in space missions, including NASA’s formal designation of superba as a “flight qualification appointed by NASA for all manned space flights” since 1965, after rigorous testing, and a preliminary order for the 15-20 watch. Now luxury copy Omega watch is celebrating its centenary with a limited-edition watch, the Moon Apollo 8 Speedmaster Dark Side, priced at $9,750 each. This is the evolution of Omega’s first black ceramic Dark Side of Moon Speedmaster, launched in 2013. Another famous model, the gray side of the moon, is a meteorite dial introduced in 2016.
Moon Apollo 8’s Speedmaster Dark Side features a skeletal dial that is sure to cause some dissension among enthusiasts. Swiss AAA Omega replica first released a hollowed-out version of Speedy in 1992, but the sport has darkened to make it more threatening. It is also “laser ablation, accurately decorating Bridges and motherboards with real images of the lunar surface,” Omega noted. The side of the dial is a light shade to show the view of the moon from the earth’s surface, while the back of the watch shows a dark side that can only be seen from space. This modified version of Calibre’s 1861, called 1869, is a tribute to the first moon landing in 1969.
The cheap Omega replica watch is made of black zirconia ceramic and has a contrasting yellow painted chronograph pointer, speedometer scale and a crown with super-luminova. The black perforated leather strap also contains a section of yellow rubber in between, continuing the black and yellow highlights scheme. The case book has the words “we will see you on the other side” inscribed on it. During Apollo 8, the story is told aboard by the command module pilot Jim lovell, because as they begin to orbit the dark side of the moon, the spacecraft is about to lose radio contact with the ground-controlled side of the moon.