Introducing: The Omega Grey Side Of The Moon 'Meteorite,' The Most Exciting Grey Has Ever Been
A follow up to the Gray Side Of The Moon, the “Shooting star” acquires just the first’s dim ceramic case, dumping the sand-impacted platinum dial intended to impractically reflect the Moon’s surface, for one that really circled our planet before crash arriving into it.
Meteorite dials appear to isolate assessment. They are the marmite of the watch business. Love them or disdain them, they have a method of changing the vibe of a watch. Many have explored different avenues regarding such dials in late memory – including OMEGA, who delivered the Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz a couple of years prior. From that point forward Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, and Jaquet Droz have all delivered watches with shooting star dials, setting off a fast reaction from OMEGA, who may feel their self-declared restraining infrastructure on space was being encroached (the Apollo-Soyuz Speedmaster, which had a shooting star dial, is not, at this point in production).
OMEGA’s shooting star is very dim, which makes the data on the dial simple to ingest. To guarantee ideal readability, they’ve gone to their restrictive Sedna™ gold combination to feature the lists, hour and moment hands, chronograph hand (which all contain Super-LumiNova), just as the bezel, while the tachymeter scale is made with OMEGA Ceragold™. They’ve additionally upset the shades of the date window. Notwithstanding, the Speedmaster logo stays red, in accordance with other cutting edge Moonwatches.
Aesthetically, the Gray side of the Moon “Shooting star” falls some place in the middle of the Gray and the Dark Side Of The Moon, despite the fact that I speculate the last will keep on being OMEGA’s best Speedmaster 9300, basically because of its flexibility and lower cost point.
But the furthest down the line expansion to the Moonwatch family is obviously cool. Neither man – nor OMEGA – has put a foot on the Moon’s surface in the previous 40 years. But then, the Swiss goliath keeps on discovering motivation in its story, passing it along without a stammer because of new and creative designs.
The Omega Gray side of the Moon “Shooting star” will come on a dim cowhide lash with elastic addition and an overlay over fasten, and will be evaluated at CHF 13,000, which is CHF 2,500 more than the first GSOTM. More from OMEGA here.
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