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01/17/23
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Lot #1878

Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Co-Axial Chronometer 311.92.44.51.010.03

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Introduction

Famed as the watch that was first worn on the moon during the Apollo moon landings, the Omega Speedmaster has long been known as one of watchmaking's most iconic timepieces. Keen to further link themselves with the Moon, Omega have launched a select number of limited edition Speedmaster variants that take inspiration from the Moon, with one of them being the example we have here, the Speedmaster ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’ Launched in 2013, and inspired by the far side of the Moon that is always cast in shadow due to its speed of rotation matching the Earth’s, the DSTOM is a fully blacked out Speedmaster variant that features an enlarged 44.25mm black ceramic construction with a black dial and a black textile strap. Boasting the Speedmaster’s iconic case design, the DSTOM is unmistakable as a Speedy, just with its unique aesthetic and slightly altered dial arrangement. Powered by the automatic cal. 9300 and thus boasting a date and only two subdials at 3 and 9 o’clock, the DSTOM is slightly different to the normal Speedmaster design. However, this doesn’t take away from its link to the Speedy’s heritage as the watch worn into space as several variants made their way up there. A lightweight and unique timepiece born from Omega’s passion for space and their link to it, the DSTOM is a wonderful watch that every collector ought to experience at some point in their collecting journey.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box and Papers

Est. value range

$6,000 – $8,000

The Details

Brand

Omega

Dimensions

44.25mm x 16.1mm

Model

Speedmaster 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Movement

Automatic cal. 9300

Reference

311.92.44.51.010.03

Bracelet

Black textile strap

Year

2014

Condition

Excellent

Material

Black ceramic

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

While the regular Speedmaster 'Moonwatch' also boasts a black dial, the DSTOM is unique for its date aperture at 6 o'clock and twin subdials at 3 and 9 o'clock, which is different to the Moonwatch's tripe register design.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Boasting an enlarged case at 44.25mm, the DSTOM benefits from its ceramic construction to remain lightweight and easily wearable.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition, with very minimal wear. There are light signs of use on the strap.

Our Perspective

An entirely modern take on the iconic Speedmaster, the DSTOM has in fact been proven to be rather ahead of its time, with ceramic only becoming increasingly popular as collectors seek out its scratch-resistant properties, sleek blacked-out aesthetic and lightweightedness.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder