Following its initial release in 2018, the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon ‘Apollo 8’ Edition has received a notable upgrade. The latest version of the watch boasts some exciting updates, particularly a revamped movement.

If you’re eager to discover Omega’s modifications to this timepiece this year, let’s delve into the details below.

What’s New with Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon 2024 Edition?

Numerous noticeable changes grace this latest iteration of the Dark Side of the Moon. Let’s delve into some of these notable modifications.

1. Upgraded movement

The recently unveiled Speedmaster Apollo 8 now boasts the cutting-edge Omega Calibre 3869, a Master Chronometer-certified movement with striking parallels to the 1869 featured in the 2018 model. 

A notable departure lies in its prestigious Master Chronometer certification, accredited by METAS, ensuring magnetic field resistance up to 15,000 gauss. 

2. Balance spring

The latest rendition introduces a free-sprung balance wheel and a silicon balance spring, a substantial upgrade from the regulator pin setup in the 2018 Speedmaster Apollo 8.

3. New dial details

Omega confidently states that the newly launched Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 watch offers an “enhanced lunar detail” through meticulous laser engraving and distinct contrasts. 

The lighter dial side replicates our terrestrial view of the moon’s surface, while the flipside unveils the enigmatic dark side, previously exclusive to astronauts.

4. ‘TACHYMÈTRE’ text on the bezel

Distinguishing between the two generations of the Speedmaster Apollo 8 is best achieved through a keen eye on specific details. Notably, the ‘TACHYMÈTRE’ text on the bezel takes on a new look, shifting from yellow to white enamel. 

Additionally, the running seconds display at 9 o’clock now features a captivating Saturn V rocket hand, an exquisite touch that resonates well with dedicated Speedmaster enthusiasts and collectors.

5. Skeletonized dial

An intriguing aspect lies in the skeletonized dial, crafted not from brass, as is customary for many watches, but from aluminum. This unique choice adds a distinctive flair to the timepiece. 

Turning our attention to the caseback, adorned with the poignant script, “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.” 

omega speedmaster dark side of the moon

This letter pays homage to the historic moment in December 1968 when the crew of Apollo 8 became the first humans to witness the far side of the moon, commonly known as the dark side. 

Notably, each member of the Apollo 8 crew proudly wore an Omega Speedmaster during this groundbreaking mission.

About the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon ‘Apollo 8’

The Speedmaster Dark Side of The Moon represents a modern interpretation of the classic Speedmaster Moonwatches utilized during the Apollo missions.

Initially introduced in 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the mission, the design caught the attention of the discerning James Stacey, who provided a hands-on review. 

While rightfully praising the Apollo 8 crew and their lunar journey, Stacey delved into the unique aesthetic enhancements introduced in this iteration of the Dark Side of the Moon family, setting it apart from its predecessors.

Presently, you can purchase the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon ‘Apollo 8’ directly from Omega for $14,300 or starting from SGD 19,100.