The OMEGA Replica Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” chronograph was awarded the Revival Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2014 at a ceremony at the Grand Théâtre de Genève on October 31st.
The Revival Watch Prize is, according the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), presented to the best watch presented in any of the competing categories to feature a contemporary re-edition or reinterpretation of an iconic historical model. Accepting the prize in Geneva was OMEGA Replica Classic‘s president Stephen Urquhart who said, “It is particularly gratifying to accept this incredible recognition for the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. It honours the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional, of course, but with its blend of ceramic materials and Co-Axial calibre, it has also beautifully introduced the chronograph to a whole new generation.”
The OMEGA “Dark Side of the Moon” is a striking reinterpretation of the iconic Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”. It is distinguished by a black ceramic case and dial and is powered by the OMEGA Co-Axial caliber 9300, the first of OMEGA Replica Constellation‘s in-house Co-Axial mechanical movements to incorporate a chronograph function. The watch has two sub-dials instead of the three associated with its famous ancestor. The 12-hour and 60-minute counter hands are placed on the same sub-dial at 3 o’clock allowing for an intuitive reading of the recorded time.
The name of the Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” honours the Apollo 8 astronauts, who in 1968 were the first people to see the far side of the moon with their own eyes. Notably, each was wearing an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional.