The OMEGA Speedmaster in black ceramic

The OMEGA Speedmaster in black ceramic

The Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon”, announced by OMEGA last November, is already on the grail piece of many fans of the brand and watch collectors in general.

With this model, OMEGA wishes to honor the astronauts of the Apollo 8 mission, who in 1968 were the first people to see the dark side of the moon with their own eyes.

The case of “Dark Side of the Moon” is crafted from a single block of black zirconium oxide ceramic, an innovation that evokes the mysteriousness and allure of space. It is powered by the Co-Axial caliber 9300, the first of the brand’s exclusive in-house movement to incorporate a chronograph function.

To mark the launch of this new Speedmaster, OMEGA thrown a cocktail party, in partnership with the Artists Council, Director’s Council, and Future Leadership Council of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Actor Patrick Wilson, actresses Taylor Schilling and Jaime King along with model Coco Rocha and New York Giant Jason Pierre-Paul joined the luxury brand at a cocktail party with the Whitney Museum of American Art at Cedar Lake in New York, where notables including Wes Gordon, Jodie and Danielle Snyder, Yigal Azrouël, Laura De Gunzburg, Elizabeth Kurpis, Nicole & Matthew Mellon, Thom Felicia, Lydia Fenet and Helen Schifter mingled with Jean-Pascal Perret, OMEGA Vice President of Communications & PR.

DJ Hannah Bronfman provided the entertainment at the party that featured art installations, both video and still, highlighting the watch’s design elements and the celestial body that inspired it.

Actor, Patrick Wilson wearing a Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon timepiece

Actor, Patrick Wilson wearing a Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon timepiece

Actress, Taylor Schilling at the OMEGA Dark Side of the Moon Event

Actress, Taylor Schilling at the OMEGA Dark Side of the Moon Event

Model, Coco Rocha at the OMEGA Dark Side of the Moon Event

Model, Coco Rocha at the OMEGA Dark Side of the Moon Event

OMEGA Dark Side of the Moon event at Cedar Lake

OMEGA Dark Side of the Moon event at Cedar Lake