New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post Reply
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 17115
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by TemerityB » July 28th 2020, 8:57pm

From Forbes; I'd wager this is gonna be such a limited edition that few of us mere mortals will ever see one:

Just over a year ago Omega announced that it has partnered with the celebrated Swiss yacht racing team Alinghi. On Tuesday this partnership produced a new timepiece, the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Alinghi.


Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO of Omega, says the watch demonstrates the same values and qualities that both partners share and the choice of using a Speedmaster reflects the speed of the boats as they hydroplane across water.

“The new watch is about two great Swiss brands combining their passion for innovation and sailing,” he said. “To match Alinghi state-of-the-art boat creation, we’ve harnessed some truly impressive technology, along with the best materials and a very original design concept.”


The watch is powered by the Omega Caliber 1865 manual winding movement. Aeschlimann says the movement is ideal for sailing crews due to its light and thin design. To enhance the movement, Omega took inspiration from Alinghi’s new TF35 catamaran. Using laser ablation, the mainplate and barrel bridge were given a honeycomb effect, similar to the interior of the boat’s carbon hull. The same laser removal technology was used to decorate all the other bridges with a black carbon pattern, also inspired by the carbon used for the boat’s hull.

For the overall color coding, Omega matched the watch with the Alinghi logo, which is red for passion and black for technology. This can be seen through its perforated black and red rubber strap, as well as the 44.25mm case in black zirconium oxide ceramic. The tachymeter scale is in Super-LumiNova and Alinghi logo is on the stop/start pusher, in red varnish.

Two of the watch’s subdials are worthy of attention. At 3 o’clock, a 4-minute or 5-minute tactical time display has been included in red, helping with precision on the water. At 6 o’clock, the traditional subdial design was replaced with a sandblasted and anodized aluminum disc, which features the Alinghi logo transferred in red. The team’s logo represents the letter “a” and is inspired by two boats churning the seas before the start of a match race. The logo rotates on the watch when the chronograph function is used.

“Throughout our history, we’ve been very aware of the watchmaker’s incredible expertise in sports timekeeping and passion for sailing. So, it is a very special moment to have worked on a watch together and now see the exquisite results,” said Ernesto Bertarelli, founder and president of Alinghi. “It’s the perfect start to our relationship and a real sign of more to come in the future.”

This experience and expertise in sports timekeeping, particularly in sailing events, was on display earlier this month when Omega announced that it will serve as the official timekeeper of the 36th America’s Cup yacht race that will be held March 6 - 21, 2021, in Auckland, New Zealand. For the occasion, the Swiss watch brand released the Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonydem ... 442c3f48f8
WatchGeeks will go down in watch forum history as the worst watch related site that existed. Trolls, threats, bannings, and owners and sponsors talking out of their collective asses to fleece people out of hard earned money. - Koimaster
Pubbie
Senior Member & WIS
Posts: 691
Joined: September 18th 2017, 5:35am
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by Pubbie » July 29th 2020, 6:24am

So it's a sea-going watch, with 50m WR, based on a model branded to be something to do with space, which has never been in space, but which comes in a bunch of monochrome hues out of an Audi brochure.

Hipsters contemplating their bean-to-cup coffee will lap it up, and although I think it's dreck, Omega has a duty to violate as many wallets as possible with this one.
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 17115
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by TemerityB » July 29th 2020, 6:59am

Pubbie wrote:
July 29th 2020, 6:24am
So it's a sea-going watch, with 50m WR, based on a model branded to be something to do with space, which has never been in space, but which comes in a bunch of monochrome hues out of an Audi brochure.

Hipsters contemplating their bean-to-cup coffee will lap it up, and although I think it's dreck, Omega has a duty to violate as many wallets as possible with this one.
Not really my style, either. Give me a traditional blue Seamaster and I'll be just fine, thank you.
WatchGeeks will go down in watch forum history as the worst watch related site that existed. Trolls, threats, bannings, and owners and sponsors talking out of their collective asses to fleece people out of hard earned money. - Koimaster
User avatar
biglove
Watchlord WIS
Posts: 14543
Joined: October 27th 2013, 9:18am
Facebook ID: 0
Location: Deep South
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by biglove » July 29th 2020, 8:40am

Swatch and their draconian parts policy sucks almost as much as this particular watch design.

Jeebs, is Omega on the verge of jumping the shark?
"When things are at their darkest, pal, it's a brave man that can kick back and party." - Lt. Tuck Pendleton, Innerspace
User avatar
3Flushes
ASSHAT & Master of Time
Posts: 8632
Joined: November 25th 2012, 11:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by 3Flushes » July 29th 2020, 9:03am

Pubbie wrote:
July 29th 2020, 6:24am
So it's a sea-going watch, with 50m WR, based on a model branded to be something to do with space, which has never been in space, but which comes in a bunch of monochrome hues out of an Audi brochure.

Hipsters contemplating their bean-to-cup coffee will lap it up, and although I think it's dreck, Omega has a duty to violate as many wallets as possible with this one.
Did they actually proffer this POS as a yachting watch because of the light movement, light a yacht timing complication, that is, rated at 50M WR and the completely illegible dial? Perhaps for the grown child who still plays with boats in the bath or for those bold captains of power kick-boards in their pools if the fucking thing could even tolerate a vigorous swim. Careful not to hit your head on the gutter of the pool whilst trying to read that fucking thing.
koimaster wrote:
July 29th 2020, 8:01am
did invicta help design that POS?
My guess was Hamilton- holy crap that's a shitty dial- the longer I look at it the worse it gets.
Copyright ©️ 2020 3flushes Media.
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 17115
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by TemerityB » July 29th 2020, 11:58am

Shockingly, they're going to be asking for $10,800 for this model - not chicken feed, but not way out of line since, say, the Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 model retails for about $9.700. Not that I'm interested, but Omega is bringing this on with trumpets and horns.
WatchGeeks will go down in watch forum history as the worst watch related site that existed. Trolls, threats, bannings, and owners and sponsors talking out of their collective asses to fleece people out of hard earned money. - Koimaster
User avatar
MKTheVintageBloke
Master of Time
Posts: 3584
Joined: December 7th 2016, 2:47pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » July 29th 2020, 2:34pm

The very first Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon" was absolutely beautiful. Well, the high-dome case back was idiotic through and through, but the rest of the watch was erection-inducing?

This? What the fuck is this one at all? There is no historic connection between the Speedmaster line and sailing, while this is a thing that originates from a watch designed for racing, and tries to combine that with sailing, and the lunar stuff. It's as if Omega thought, "How do we refry the old burrito? Yeah, we'll add a splash of maple syrup, and maybe top that with a ton of fucking chutney."

Fucking hell.

This is not the Dark Side of the Moon, it's the Dark Side of the Buffoon (the one who'll buy it).
You cannot explain away a wantonly immoral act, because you think that it is connected to some higher purpose.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 17115
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by TemerityB » July 29th 2020, 8:52pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
July 29th 2020, 2:34pm


This is not the Dark Side of the Moon, it's the Dark Side of the Buffoon (the one who'll buy it).
That's a sig line if I ever read one.
WatchGeeks will go down in watch forum history as the worst watch related site that existed. Trolls, threats, bannings, and owners and sponsors talking out of their collective asses to fleece people out of hard earned money. - Koimaster
User avatar
TemerityB
ASSHAT
Posts: 17115
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: New "Darkside Of The Moon" Model

Post by TemerityB » August 3rd 2020, 8:47pm

Racer-X wrote:
August 3rd 2020, 9:46am
Image
^^^^ A classic that led to a classic line.
WatchGeeks will go down in watch forum history as the worst watch related site that existed. Trolls, threats, bannings, and owners and sponsors talking out of their collective asses to fleece people out of hard earned money. - Koimaster
Post Reply

Return to “Omega”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest