Basel 2013 Preview: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon

  1. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    I love the premise of this watch, going by the video it looks like they're using a black ceramic bezel, a black ceramic dial, with yellow gold hands and dial furniture. The displayback is also black, around its bezel so it looks like the whole watch has been blacked out with either PVD or ceramic, then the text "DARK SIDE OF THE MOON" is engraved on the caseback bezel.

    Strap looks like a nylon or kevlar style in black with red stitching which plays off the red "Speedmaster" lettering on the dial. Almost a throwback to the Seamaster "Darth Vader" of the 70s, can't wait to see the official pics on this one!


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  2. Alpha
    Alpha Professional Kilt Wearer
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    For me, potentially beautiful. Appreciate the post :thumbsup:
  3. Privateday7
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    The official Transformers watch..........:p
  4. alam
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     Apr 20, 2013
    Is PVD an option Omega would consider for their watches? I dont have any experience with this finish but seems to me this material in the long run turns into a pesky-looking coating...
  5. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - I don't know Jack about Speedmasters!
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    PVD is a process, not a material. It's physical vapor deposition, and it's used to put a thin coat of (supposedly) protective hard material over a base metal.

    http://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/general-discussion-forum/13745.htm

    The better the coating material and the thicker the layer, the longer it lasts without wearing off.
  6. Privateday7
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    alam
    alam said
    Is PVD an option Omega would consider for their watches? I dont have any experience with this finish but seems to me this material in the long run turns into a pesky-looking coating...
    Well after Rolex launching black PVD/DLC in their range, it is only time before Omega plunge into the race. The 9300 Speedmaster is positioned to compete Daytonas.
  7. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    Rolex doesn't use PVD/DLC in general, the platinum and gold inlays in Submariner and GMT bezels are PVD but their bezels themselves are ceramic.

    Omega did try their hand at this in the past though:

    [IMG]
  8. Privateday7
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    dsio
    dsio said
    Rolex doesn't use PVD/DLC in general, the platinum and gold inlays in Submariner and GMT bezels are PVD but their bezels themselves are ceramic.

    Omega did try their hand at this in the past though:

    [IMG]
    The darth vader !!!! Oh I want one of those.........
  9. Privateday7
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    dsio
    dsio said
    Rolex doesn't use PVD/DLC in general, the platinum and gold inlays in Submariner and GMT bezels are PVD but their bezels themselves are ceramic.
    How about these rolexes then?
    http://www.timeandgems.com/black-rolex-dlc-special-edition-watches.html
  10. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    Privateday7
    Privateday7 said
    How about these rolexes then?
    http://www.timeandgems.com/black-rolex-dlc-special-edition-watches.html
    They're not original Rolexes, Time and Gems make up their own diamond bezels, do their own DLC jobs, paint their own dials, its all aftermarket work, Rolex has nothing to do with it.
  11. Privateday7
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    dsio
    dsio said
    They're not original Rolexes, Time and Gems make up their own diamond bezels, do their own DLC jobs, paint their own dials, its all aftermarket work, Rolex has nothing to do with it.
    I see...... so it's a mods. I am sure many people buy it.... otherwise Time and Gems will not provide a full range of these.
    btw there are many fake rolexes in this black DLC/PVD fashion, too.
  12. SpikiSpikester
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     Apr 20, 2013
    Shame the publicity photos are so dark. It looks like it could be a really sexy timepiece :)
  13. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    Those aren't publicity photos, just screenshots I personally took of the youtube video ;)
  14. AJDay
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    So hard to tell, but does the movement look gray-ish, instead of shiny? That would be kind of cool...

    Wonder how much something like this is going to retail for?
  15. DLT222
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     Apr 20, 2013
    ::money::
  16. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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    DLT222
    DLT222 said
    ::money::
    You'll probably still buy one lol
  17. shaun hk
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     Apr 20, 2013
    now that's one sexy watch
  18. DLT222
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    dsio
    dsio said
    You'll probably still buy one lol
    i will need to see it first ;)

    It looks a nice piece from the video....
  19. Superdoc
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     Apr 20, 2013
    looks shiny --- I would think Liquid Metal.... But no [ZrO2] on the dial....
    Still curious to see if there will be any surprises at Basel...they seem to be showing all the Cards already...
  20. Superdoc
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    ...Wait a minute!!! there IS a [ZrO2] on the dial.... Just above the axel of the hands...

    Liquid Metal it is..... About time Speedy got the LM treatment --- may be my first Speedy....