Black ceramic on Rubber strap
Note: watch no longer available
To celebrate the sailing partnership between OMEGA and ALINGHI, the legendary Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon has been given this truly innovative design.
The 44.25 mm model is crafted in black ceramic, with an ALINGHI logo in red varnish on the stop/start pusher. The tachymeter scale is in Super-LumiNova, while the perforated black rubber strap includes a red rubber interior.
Through the skeletonised dial, the Calibre 1865 has been laser-ablated with a honeycomb effect on the mainplate and barrel bridge, as well as a black carbon pattern on all other bridges. These effects are inspired by the hull of the ALINGHI TF35 catamaran.
A 4-minute and 5-minute countdown function features in red on the 3 o’clock subdial, while the traditional hand of the 6 o’clock subdial has been replaced by a sandblasted and anodized aluminium disc, which rotates with the ALINGHI logo transferred in red.
The chronograph function is a mechanism for measuring time intervals. A chronograph watch can therefore be used to time events while displaying the time like any traditional watch.
A watch function which allows the easy reading of the critical regatta time intervals at glance.
A hand on a sub-dial which tracks seconds typically it completes a full rotation in one minute.
A tachymeter watch has a function for measuring speed. It is a chronograph with a graduated dial on which speed can be read in kilometres per hour based on a 1000 metre distance.
Transparent case back
A transparent case back - frequently made of sapphire - makes it possible to see the movement inside the watch.
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OMEGA has unrivalled expertise in the use of ceramics, dating back more than 10 years. Taking its origin from the Greek word "keramos", ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic substance obtained by firing at high temperatures. It allows the creation of completely dense watch parts with exceptional mechanical properties. Ceramic is one of the most popular choices for customers when selecting their timepiece, thanks to its appealing colour range and specific properties, such as it being two times lighter than stainless steel, hardwearing, highly scratch-resistant, chemically inert, hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly and non-magnetic.
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To really appreciate the finer details of a timepiece, OMEGA uses synthetic sapphire crystal with a highly scratch-resistant and anti-reflective treatment. Before the machining and finishing processes take place, the sapphire crystals are produced under the Verneuil process, also called flame fusion. It involves the melting of the raw substance using oxyhydrogen flame and the crystallisation of the melted droplets to form a cylinder. Graded 9 on the Mohs-hardness scale (graded 1-10), the resulting sapphire crystals are virtually scratch-proof and very hard, ensuring an unhindered vision at all times.
Your watch and strap should go together perfectly, but that doesn't mean you can't experiment with different combinations. Why not mix things up and see what happens? You may discover a look that's as individual as you are.
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Manual-winding chronograph movement. Laser-ablated and blackended with “honeycomb” and “carbon design” textures. A unique version of the 1861 calibre which equipped the famous and contemporary Speedmaster Moonwatch.
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