Honestly, when I see that a big brand listening to its customers I really cherish every one of those exotic and rare occasions. According to many of the brand’s devoted followers, some of Omega’s hot-sellers including the awesome Dark Side of the Moon series were just too wide and too thick for their own good, resulting in that many fans have to give up their desired replica watches at the stores. To satisfy our customers’ requests, the brand listened and brought us to other new rare occasions, this Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 is coming. Even if this meant going against previous self-imposed rules or breaking through hitherto sacred glass ceilings in creativity. Look, it is the slimmest and most wearable Omega DSotM after all.
In my opinion, it is more important to understand that Omega turned against some hardcore rules with the Apollo 8 than knowing the Apollo 8 story inside out. In the beginning, as we will see, the movement choice plays a major role in rendering this Apollo 8 as special as it is – an Omega’s choice of movement in itself is noteworthy for two reasons. Firstly, it is very rare that we see a big brand place a “lesser” movement into one of its higher-positioned collections; and yet, that is what happened here. The fancy, endlessly refined, high-tech co-axial automatic chronograph of other DSotM watches was replaced by a new spin on the 1861 hand-wound caliber – more details on this later. Secondly, it is perhaps even rarer that we see a major brand creatively customize one of its core movements and yet, Omega has really tried their best to make this watch ( as it is called caliber 1869 here) outstanding among the watch market.
Except for the issue of movements, a Rolex replica has also shown off its capabilities of finally, which got genuinely creative with the original Moonwatch look and produced something that. Now it’s here, making me want to ask “why didn’t this happen sooner?” again, I think we’ll agree it is exceedingly rare that we see major brands take this much liberty with a core product. To make things better, Omega not only took things all the way but has not chickened out of making the Speedmaster Apollo 8 a non-limited edition. The fact is that, now we have a chance to get a cool new Speedmaster, it isn’t a limited edition shockingly, but will actually be available at boutiques, which is too successful to make you believe it completely.
We can see that the reduction in thickness is very noticeable and very awesome. The previous versions were quite a bit of a burger, something they made up for with their bad-ass space-age, black/grey/white ceramic Speedmaster vibe. The Speedmaster Apollo 8 serves as a remarkably intelligent, creative, and likable middle-ground between the badassery of the DSotM series and the romantic Moon/NASA story-telling of the regular Moonwatch.
What should we say is that the non-limited edition Apollo 8 is the same 44.25mm wide as its previous, modern styled, Moon-themed ceramic counterparts from replica Omega, but it looks and wears considerably smaller due to a noticeable reduction in its thickness finally. This is made possible by Omega setting its fancy and complicated co-axial movements aside, all of which come equipped with automatic winding, replacing it with a customized version of the hand-wound caliber 1861 found in its classic Moonwatch and renamed to 1869 for this “Modified” variant.
Because of losing the thick automatic winding construction, the case of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 could be 2.5mm thinner than those of previous DSotM watches, so it’s “just” 13.8mm thick now. That’s still substantial, meaning that the watch can now lay flat on its lugs at last. So you have no excuse to miss this no-limited edition of Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 watch!