Primer on Meteorites, & Hands-On with the Omega Speedmaster

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Primer on Meteorites, & Hands-On with the Omega Speedmaster

Postby koimaster » August 24th 2016, 11:05am

Famous as the watch that went to the Moon, the Omega Speedmaster Professional remains part of NASA’s approved equipment for space. The Moonwatch is a no-frills, almost basic wristwatch, powered by the reliable but decades-old Lemania calibre 1872 (also known as the Omega calibre 1861).

Since its tryst with destiny in 1969, the Moonwatch has steadily evolved, improved, and gotten a lot fancier. The Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon “Meteorite” is one of the most elaborate variants to date, boasting a murderer’s row of features and innovations, inside and out – admittedly at a hefty price.

The meteorite Speedmaster is essentially a dressed up version of the ceramic Speedy that made it debut three years ago as the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon (DSOTM). With almost all the external components made of ceramic – case, bezel, back, dial and even buckle – the DSOTM was an impressive feat of manufacturing technology.

Since then the DSOTM has grown to include white, grey and all the shades in between, somewhat diluting the novelty of the product. The Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon “Meteorite” brings back a tiny bit of the novelty with a meteorite dial.






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Re: Primer on Meteorites, & Hands-On with the Omega Speedmas

Postby Britboy » August 24th 2016, 11:23am

So much money...
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Re: Primer on Meteorites, & Hands-On with the Omega Speedmas

Postby koimaster » August 24th 2016, 12:11pm

Britboy wrote:So much money...



when you could have an inflicta instead.

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