THE SPEEDMASTER “GREY SIDE OF THE MOON”
CREATING AN ICON
The process behind this striking timepiece is as innovative as the watch itself. The ceramic from which the Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon” is crafted undergoes several important steps in its transformation.
The OMEGA Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon” starts out as raw ceramic material that is pressed into the desired shape – an oversize version of the case.
The oversized version is sintered to obtain the final size
The case of the Speedmaster "Grey Side of the Moon" starts as white ceramic and is machined using diamond tools.
The white case is subjected to an unimaginable 20,000 degrees Celsius for three hours in the plasma heating chamber, transforming it to metallic grey-coloured ceramic.
Laser technology is used to engrave the tachymeter on the bezel of the Speedmaster “Grey Side of the Moon”.
"...elegant and classic look while underscoring the craftsmanship that went into creating the watch."