How many sides does a sphere have? Luckily for OMEGA’s marketing department, the answer is: an infinite number. After visits to the Dark, the Grey, and the White Side of the moon, the Swiss giant invites us to discover one we didn’t even know existed: the Meteorite side.
Modeled after other Speedmaster Co-Axial chronographs Omega replica watches, the new GSOTM is the latest two-register, with small seconds at 9 o’clock, a 60-minute and 12-hour recorder at 3 o’clock, and a date window at 6 o’clock. Again, it is presented in a brushed and polished case measuring 44.25 mm across and 16.14 mm tall. But the watch looks a whole lot different from its predecessor.
A follow up to the cheap fake Omega Grey Side Of The Moon watches, the “Meteorite” borrows only the original’s grey ceramic case, ditching the sand-blasted platinum dial meant to romantically mirror the Moon’s surface, for one that actually orbited our planet before crash landing into it.
Meteorite dials seem to divide opinion. They are the marmite of the watch industry. Love them or hate them, they have a way of transforming the look of a watch. Many have experimented with such dials in recent memory – including OMEGA, who released the Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz a few years ago. Since then Jaeger-LeCoultre, Zenith, and Jaquet Droz have all released watches with meteorite dials, triggering a quick response from OMEGA, who may feel their self-proclaimed monopoly on space was being infringed (the Apollo-Soyuz Speedmaster, which had a meteorite dial, is no longer in production).
OMEGA’s meteorite is quite dark, which makes the information on the dial easy to absorb. To ensure optimal legibility, they’ve turned to their proprietary Sedna™ gold Omega cheap fake watches UK alloy to highlight the indexes, hour and minute hands, chronograph hand (which all contain Super-LumiNova), as well as the bezel, while the tachymeter scale is made with OMEGA Ceragold™. They’ve also inverted the colors of the date window. However, the Speedmaster logo remains red, in line with other next-gen Moonwatches.