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Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch & Dark Side Of the Moon: Luxury Preowned Watch Reviews

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! The world of the Omega Speedmaster takes pride of place on today’s episode of “Wake Up with Watches!” The luxury preowned watch collection of WatchBox propels a spectacular pair of Omega Speedmaster models from opposite ends of the style spectrum. From the sleek menace of the Speedmaster Moonwatch “Dark Side of The Moon” to the traditional grace of the Speedmaster Professional “First Space Walk,” today’s high-flying episode is an ode to Omega’s famous NASA-issued chronograph. Omega’s Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch “First Space Walk” is a 42mm stainless steel tribute to a seminal moment is U.S. space flight. Named in honor of the Gemini IV flight of June 1965, this 40th anniversary model acknowledges the pioneering achievement of NASA astronauts Ed White and James McDivott. White made history as the first American to float freely in space with only a tether connecting him to his spacecraft. Two examples of Omega Speedmaster reference 105.003 accompanied White on his extraterrestrial excursion. The Omega Speedmaster Professional “Gemini 4 First Space Walk” is a standard Omega Moonwatch with an upgraded dial and caseback. Omega’s NASA-approved hesalite crystal stays, but the standard dial receives significant upgrades in the form of a blue base, silver registers, applied hour indices and Omega logo, plus a reference to the 40 years elapsed since Gemini 4. Inside the case, a standard Lemania-based Moonwatch caliber 1861 remains with a manual-wind 48-hour power reserve, a beat rate of 21,600 VpH, and a cam / lateral clutch chronograph system. Baselworld 2013 was a blockbuster for Omega thanks to the Speedmaster Moonwatch Dark Side of The Moon. This stark 44.25mm black ceramic machine combines a nearly scratch-proof exterior with a matching dial of glossy zirconium oxide. Not a Moonwatch so much as a style-driven Earth riff on the Speedy Pro, the Dark Side is a strident statement of modern style. Inside the case, Omega employs a co-axial chronograph caliber 9300. Based on the Omega 8500, the 9300 includes automatic winding, a 60-hour power reserve, an antimagnetic silicon hairspring, and a column wheel function selector with a chronograph vertical clutch. Additional refinements include hacking seconds, a sapphire display caseback, a COSC Swiss chronometer certification, and time zone feature that permits the hour hand to move without stopping the watch or affecting its timing. • 26:18 A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Flyback 403.032 rose gold, silver dial $62,950 • 35:15 A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Thin Copper Blue 205.086 enamel dial $23,950 • 30:15 A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk 140.029 white gold, black dial, jump hour $68,950 • 28:53 A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Chronograph Flyback 414.028 black dial, white gold $53,950 • 12:21 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01 $49,900 o Black and blue ceramic, fume gradient blue dial, blue rubber strap • 37:01 Blancpain Air Command flyback chronograph AC01-1130-63A $21,950 • 14:31 Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic 102713 titanium $9,950 • 00:36 Chopard L.UC. XP 168592-3002 steel, blue dial, merino wool strap $6,450 • 17:19 F.P. Journe Tourbillon Remontoir 38mm, platinum, rose gold dial, series 4 o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 02:10 F.P. Journe Octa Automatique Lune rose gold, solid gold dial, full bracelet $83,950 • 21:04 H. Moser & Cie. Swiss Alp Watch 5324-1200 funky blue dial o Not priced yet: email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 33:06 IWC Portuguese Automatic 7-Day 5007-10 blue dial, power reserve indicator $9,950 • 10:23 Jaeger LeCoultre Master Perpetual Calendar Q149847A, stainless steel, black dial $12,450 • 08:35 Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Gemini 4 First Space Walk 3565.80.00 $9,950 • 06:26 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Dark Side of The Moon 311.92.44.51.01.003 $8,450 o black ceramic case, 44.25mm in diameter, chronometer • 23:53 Patek Philippe 5320G-001 Perpetual Calendar ivory dial, white gold $74,950 • 04:12 Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II 126755SARU, diamonds, rubies, sapphires $129,450 Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.