As well as beautifully measuring every moment on earth; this timepiece follows the phases of the moon, which makes perfect sense given that the Speedmaster was the first watch ever to be worn on the lunar surface. As a Master Chronometer, the Moonphase celebrates another pioneering moment: OMEGA’s exacting new standard of testing approved by METAS in 2015.
THE MOONPHASE UP CLOSE
A bold use of blue gives the Moonphase its distinctive look. The sun brushed dial, ceramic bezel and leather strap are all in brilliant blue. The case is in stainless steel and the twin two-handed subdials with rhodium-plated circles give the watch a beautifully symmetrical look. The image of the moon, in sharply contrasting black and white, is as detailed as a NASA photograph.
“…Liquidmetal® has been used on the tachymeter scale, which is another Speedmaster first…”
A brief astronomy lesson: a lunar month is not 30 days, but slightly more than 29.5 days. A difficult time-span to manage for a standard gear train, but OMEGA’s Moonphase is up to the task. Its highly accurate mechanism only needs adjusting after 10 years, and all it takes is a few turns of the crown.E TH WATCH IN ACTIO
THE MASTER MOVEMENT
The revolutionary new 9904 movement is made up of 368 components and marks the start of a whole new era in watchmaking: the Co-Axial Master Chronometer has landed.
“… a Master Chronometer is a movement tested at the industry’s highest level… “
MOONPHASE CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER CHRONOGRAPH
Avant-première at Baselworld, available in stores in October 2016
- Small seconds
- Transparent case back
- Crystal: Scratch-resistant on both sides
- Case: Black ceramic
- Dial: Blue
- Water resistance: 10 BAR (100 meters /330 Feet)
- Size: Case Diameter: 44.25 mm