Following up on the success of Omega’s highly anticipated Dark Side of the Moon Watch in 2013, Grey Side of the Moon Watch last year, Omega has released the White Side of the Moon Watch for 2015.
The New Omega White Side of The Moon Watch boasts ultimate contrast. Even though it looks very cold and institutional like in appearance, there is something mysterious about it that makes you want to know more. It almost doesn’t look real from the pics above. The entire watch and its counterparts are constructed out of white ceramic. I know that white ceramic watches have been all the fashionable rage for women in the last 10 years with the introduction of the Chanel J12 but I feel that this watch was almost home grown in a NASA Lab. I am not sure if men will wear it but it makes me very curious. I am sure the price won’t be cheap either when we consider the Dark Side of the Moon Watch retails for $12,000 and the Grey Side of The Moon Watch retails for $15,000.
Just like the other two, this watch 44.25 mm in size and is fitted with the Swiss automatic Omega in-house Co-Axial caliber 9300 with 54 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 60 hours. It is equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring. The chronograph is a column wheel design. It has two barrels. It features Rhodium plated finishing with exclusive Geneva Waves in arabesque.
The dial is stark, clean and bold. This dial is made out of zirconium oxide ceramic, is labeled “ZrO2” engraved at its center. The red Omega writing and the red tipped chronograph hand breaks up the monochromatic white aesthetic in a subtle yet impactful way. The hands and indices are white gold filled with white super luminova for visibility at night. The bezel (which is also ceramic) features a matte chromium nitride tachymeter scale. Finally the watch is fitted on a white alligator strap.
It will be interesting to see live pics this week when the watch is officially launched at Baselworld 2015. Stay Tuned!