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Basel 2013 Preview: Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon

  1. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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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 Apr 20, 2013

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    For me, potentially beautiful. Appreciate the post :thumbsup:
     
  3. Privateday7

    Privateday7 Apr 20, 2013

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    The official Transformers watch..........:p
     
  4. alam

    alam Apr 20, 2013

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    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 - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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  6. Privateday7

    Privateday7 Apr 20, 2013

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    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 Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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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:

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  8. Privateday7

    Privateday7 Apr 20, 2013

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    The darth vader !!!! Oh I want one of those.........
     
  9. Privateday7

    Privateday7 Apr 20, 2013

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  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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  11. Privateday7

    Privateday7 Apr 20, 2013

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    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

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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    Shame the publicity photos are so dark. It looks like it could be a really sexy timepiece :)
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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    Those aren't publicity photos, just screenshots I personally took of the youtube video ;)
     
  14. AJDay

    AJDay Apr 20, 2013

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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

    DLT222 DoubleD @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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  16. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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    You'll probably still buy one lol
     
  17. shaun hk

    shaun hk Apr 20, 2013

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    now that's one sexy watch
     
  18. DLT222

    DLT222 DoubleD @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 20, 2013

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    i will need to see it first ;)

    It looks a nice piece from the video....
     
  19. Superdoc

    Superdoc Apr 20, 2013

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    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

    Superdoc Apr 20, 2013

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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....
     
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