Omega Speedmaster ‘Blue Side Of The Moon’ Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase Watch Hands-On

Omega Speedmaster ‘Blue Side Of The Moon’ Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase Watch Hands-On

The “(Color) Side Of The Moon” has become a well known expression at Omega since the time the first Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon (with its provocative dark ceramic case) made a sprinkle a couple of years prior at Baselworld. Omega has energetically endeavored to keep the shaded fired case pattern going with a progression of various executions. Indeed, even Seamaster Planet Ocean jump watches are accessible in dark or blue ceramic cases. The Omega Speedmaster Blue Side Of The Moon is the most current fired Speedmaster for 2017 – and really the lone new fired model. The official (complete) name for the watch is long according to average Omega practice and is the Omega Speedmaster Blue Side Of The Moon Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase.

All pictures by David Bredan

Rather than center around the standard Speedmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph with the in-house made type 9900 development, this new ceramic Speedmaster depends on the Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase with the in-house made type 9904 which I have done an aBlogtoWatch audit on here . The Blue Side Of The Moon is pretty much a similar blue Speedmaster Moonphase watch I assessed, yet with an exquisite, rich blue ceramic case. It is straightforwardly the bluest Speedmaster yet! This is useful for aficionados of the tone, which has been famous in the course of the most recent couple of years in anything from game to dress watches and everything in between.


Recall that Omega utilizes earthenware for this Speedmaster Moonphase’s case, pushers, bezel, and dial. Indeed, even the moon stage marker circle is supposed to be in blue artistic. The combination of level completions and the differentiation between the blue and the 18k white gold hour markers and hands is beautiful. This isn’t the fired Speedmaster for everybody, except I think the Blue Side Of The Moon has the potential for some religion status in a couple of years given its unmistakable and extraordinary, yet altogether natural looks.

Remember also that the blue dial and bezel style are diverse on the Blue Side Of The Moon Speedmaster Moonphase versus the steel-cased one that I recently explored and connected to above. While the dial on the steel model is a cleaned sunray metallic blue, you get a more matte, dark blue given the blue ceramic dial of this model. I for one imagine that the Blue Side Of The Moon will be the adaptation a great many people prefer –when attempting to sort out what blue Speedmaster to get.

The 44.25mm wide case is enormous however comfortable. It is 11.7mm thick and feels tall gratitude to the container style sapphire gem. Omega works effectively at delivering clay to look like cleaned metal. The stunt is duplicating the differentiating cleaned and brushed completing on the case –similarly as is finished with metal cases. This is the thing that makes the first Dark Side Of The Moon Speedmaster so well known, and why now in blue it looks similarly as lovely.


As we have covered the center Speedmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase watch previously, I won’t return to the development or the watch’s usefulness in detail. Review that the type 9904 development adds a moon stage pointer to the chronograph and date complications. The evenness of the movement’s dial design is noteworthy and something to want. Notice how every one of the sub-dials has two hands. This is truly quite possibly the most intriguing and engaging current Omega developments to date. It, obviously, has a co-pivotal escapement, METAS accreditation (and all that goes with it), 4Hz operational recurrence, and 60 hours of force hold. The development can be effortlessly appreciated through the caseback’s sapphire gem window.

Omega matches this watch with a blue croc tie. I do think nonetheless, that on the off chance that you are astute, you could match the Blue Side Of The Moon with an earthy colored or perhaps a profound dark lash too. Omega’s battle will be to recover collector’s hearts who initially fell head over heels in love for the Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon, and have them put down a similar cash on the in fact comparable yet not as imaginative inclination Blue Side Of The Moon. In blue, the watch adds an authentically delightful new flavor, yet at the cost of a fine delicacy.

Omega keeps on energizing us with stylish varieties of their most delightful items, (for example, a blue fired Speedmaster Moonphase), yet the inquiry remains if the current normal Omega purchasers need something a smidgen more traditionalist from the brand. Omega folks will in general be the sort who put something aside for a truly decent Omega, regardless of whether their normal financial plan is restricted. They can’t get each beautiful Speedmaster or Planet Ocean variety that comes out – regardless of whether they need to.

With that said, Omega needs new model variety every year – I simply wish it didn’t need to be so expensive to zest up your assortment while getting a charge out of a natural look and an incredible instrument watch. The Omega Speedmaster Blue Side Of The Moon Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase is the reference 304.93.44.52.03.001 and has a retail cost of 11,700 CHF. omegawatches.com