Star Wars references would be too perfect for this match up. But WatchBox will spare you the Jedi/Sith jokes and dive head-on into a battle for galactic supremacy: Omega Dark Side of the Moon vs. Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon.
Both Omega Speedmasters pack a full-ceramic 44.25mm case, a co-axial caliber 9300 chronometer chronograph movement, and a versatile strap with polished ceramic pin buckle. And both the Omega Speedmaster Dark and Speedmaster Grey caused a sensation upon their Baselworld unveiling in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
But on the wrist, these ceramic Omega Speedmasters couldn’t be more different. The Dark Side reads as a pure visual punch to the centers of your optic nerves. Its relentless black monotone draws upon the mystery, allure, and danger of space travel to wield raw emotional power. A rugged textile and calf skin strap is well-matched to the intensity of the Dark Side’s aggressive persona. With a matching high-polish black ceramic dial, the Dark Side seduces its wearer with the haunting charisma of the unknown.
In contrast, the Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon brandishes a versatile array of contrasting shades, finishes, and materials to provide sartorial flexibility that the Dark Side cannot match. A plasma-treated ceramic case mimics the look and feel of brushed and polished steel. But unlike metal, the ceramic carapace of the Grey side is virtually-scratch proof.
Within the Grey Side’s rugged case, Omega sets a dial of 95% pure platinum. Its soft grained texture provides innumerable metallic facets that scatter direct light with dazzling effect. Omega completes the refined Grey side with an alligator leather strap and a high-polish ceramic pin buckle.
Both Omega Speedmasters feature Omega’s exclusive automatic co-axial chronograph caliber 9300. This COSC-certified Swiss Chronometer packs the latest technology that the might of the Swatch Group can muster. Si14 silicon hairsprings and balance wheels keep the beat with total amagnetic immunity to subwoofers, office computers, and even MRI scanners. The twin-barrel power reserve stores enough energy for 60 hours of autonomy off the wrist; it puts the industry-standard 42 hours to shame. And this mechanical marvel can be admired through the sapphire display casebacks of both the Speedmaster Grey and Dark Side of the Moon.
Whether you favor the subtle seduction of the Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon or the full-throttle intensity of the Dark Side, each of these Omega Speedmasters is an ideal companion for residents of this world or any others that may be discovered… beyond the Moon.
Blast off with these Omega Speedmasters in high-resolution images at WatchBox.