Coming to the Dark Side

Viewfinder: Making the Dark Side of the Moon

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional is such an icon — it’s nearly a perfect watch, really — that it’s hard to imagine that OMEGA could ever follow it up. Then last year the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon set the watch world abuzz. The watch, made entirely from black ceramic, is a fitting tribute to the Apollo 8 astronauts who were the first to see the dark side of our orbiting pet rock. It also is a formidable timepiece, with an OMEGA in-house co-axial movement, a lightweight, scratchproof case and plenty of Darth Vader style. Ceramic is such a popular case material these days that you’d think it was easy to work with. Not so, as this video from Omega proves.