Hands-on Reviews, Omega

My New Omega Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Just in for Christmas. My new Omega Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ – the one I’ve been craving for a long, long time. 

Yesterday, I bought a watch, which will complete my Omega trio collection. I knew third watch had to be special, I knew it had to be the Dark Side of the Moon. 

I think this purchase is the last one for this year, but who knows. So, the watch came in a distinctive black box.

Underneath the outer box, there is a micro fibre cleaning cloth, right-hand side compartment with all the accessories supplied with the watch and the piano black box, containing the watch itself.

As a standard, we get a black leather wallet, red manual booklet, swing tag and a purchase receipt. I find myself quite lucky to buy a pre-owned watch with a purchase receipt and original swing tag. The watch was originally purchased in early 2017 in one of the UK’s most established jewellers.

The retail price on the model I bought is £8,200! When you buy a watch, you need to double check if all the following information is located on the warranty card:

  • AD’s stamp
  • Serial number of the watch
  • Date of the purchase

I’m so happy with the watch! The thing I love about this model is that it breaks the norms of a normal Speedmaster, it’s cool and hip. The 44mm case is made of black ceramic – highly scratch resistant and ultra light material. The dial is also ceramic and the readability on it is I would say decent. 

I reckon, a break up with a classic Speedmaster was much needed. I am crazy about the dial and those slight red accents – the chronograph hand tip and Speedmaster signature. Don’t know how to express the enjoyment I am having right now. I do believe now that my Omega trio collection if fulfilled and complete. 

Time to strap up the new timepiece to my wrist and at the same time, replace the Daytona.

Wow and wow!! Just look at it! Recently, I’ve had a thing for Hublots, I just simply liked the trendiness of the design. However, with the Dark Side of the Moon, I think I can forget about them now. 

When we talk about DSOTMs, there are two references. The first one ending with .003 – coupled to a strap with a pin buckle and the second on ending .007 – on a deployment clasp. I went for the latter one. I think it’s more convenient and I like the look of it.

The third one watch for my Omega trio collection had to be versatile. For me the ultimate versatility is to have a date function, as I do check it every day. The other thing, the last watch had to be surprising, extravagant. The above photos say it all.

The watch is powered by an automatic movement, caliber 9300, so there is no need to wind it every day, unlike the classic Speedmaster I have. 

It is coupled to a black durable canvas strap. Can say enough, how comfortable these straps are! It coils around my wrist perfectly and it doesn’t bother when wearing the timepiece during the day at all. 

So yeah, this is my pre-Christmas watch purchase and probably the last one for this year.