I thought that understanding these is more important than knowing the story of Apollo 8 that Omega opposed some hard core rules in Apollo 8. First of all, the choice of movement plays an important role in making this Apollo 8 special, the omega movement itself is noteworthy for two reasons. First, it is very rare for large brand locations to make “smaller” movements to one of the collections in higher positions. And that is what happened here. An attractive, infinitely sophisticated high-tech coaxial automatic chronograph of other DSotM watches was replaced with a new spin of 1861 hand winding caliber. Second, even if you look at the major brands customizing one of the creative core behaviors, in rare cases Omega is actually emphasizing this caliber 1869 (it is so called here) I will.
Following here, the decrease in thickness is so remarkable that it is wonderful. It is very outstanding and very wonderful. Earlier versions were quite a hamburger, but they made it using a black / gray / white ceramic Speedmaster vibe in the bad universe era. Speedmaster Apollo 8 serves as a remarkably intellectual, creative and convenient midway between the bad reputation of the DSotM series and the romantic Moon / NASA story of Moonwatch.
It should not be wrong, but 44.25 mm wide, unlimited version of Apollo 8 is as broad as the previous, modern style moon themed ceramic copy Omega watches , but at the end , Its thickness is remarkably reduced. This was made possible by Omega aside its brilliant and complicated coaxial movement. Automatic winding is equipped. It was replaced by a custom version of hand winding caliber 1861 found in classical Moonwatch, renamed in 1869. This “Moonified” variant.
By losing a thick self-winding structure, the Apollo 8 case of the replica Omega Speedmaster watches Dark Side of Apollo 8 is thinner than the 2.5 mm of the previous DSotM watch and is now available with a thickness of 13.8 mm It was. Yeah, it’s still pretty important, but I can see more shots. This is a majestic non obese watch case, of a leather / canvas strap.
As overall height goes down, comfort improves. Since the watch is not frequently hung on sleeves and other common real-world items, he loses weight and sits on a wide back (a narrow sapphire box of the previous version), and now there is almost no shake at all . However, this latest DSotM has not lost the existence of the previous version. The black and yellow theme is so vibrant that it is threatening and the footprint is still fulfilling.
I am glad that I did not do it when copy Omega watch was far less likely to have overall effort and creativity and was throwing 1861 hand windings in a black case. Instead, they spiced it up so that other moon watches accompanying this movement now look almost bare compared. Many of the motion plates and bridges have been replaced by structural elements with dark gray color with moon patterns. Purple jewels and dark silver wheels and cams also allow short power reserve and lack of train.
What I am really getting is a partially opened center dial to reveal some of the movements beneath it. Replica Omega watches did a very good job of keeping things interesting without creating confusion. All subdials and key indications are always in a completely readable state. The large, applied index is even more beautiful and prominent, the stick hands are just ideal to provide readability without too much coverage of eye candy, the contrast of black and white yellow makes it really accurate time It means that you can read.
Even better things are rumors of hands and markers, not only those, but also the bezel marking, or the crown’s omega logo if it says correctly. If you are absorbed in ceramic and speedmaster, the DSotM line still covers you. The case is beautifully finished with sharp lines and alternating brushes and polished surfaces, but in the end it is even more prominent because it is not overwhelmed by the size of the case. The multi-tier bezel using box sapphire crystal is a neat trick when asking for thickness by adding volume with the same movement.