The “(Color) Side Of The Moon” has become a popular phrase at Omega copy watches UK ever since the original Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon (with its sexy black ceramic case) made a splash a few years ago at Baselworld. Omega has eagerly attempted to keep the colored ceramic case trend going with a series of different executions. Even Seamaster Planet Ocean dive watches are available in black or blue ceramic cases. The Omega Speedmaster Blue Side Of The Moon is the newest ceramic Speedmaster for 2017 – and actually the only new ceramic model. The official (full) name for the watch is long as per typical Omega practice and is the Omega Speedmaster Blue Side Of The Moon Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase.
Rather than focus on the standard Speedmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph with the in-house made caliber 9900 movement, this new ceramic Speedmaster is based on the Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer Chronograph Moonphase with the in-house made caliber 9904. The Blue Side Of The Moon is more or less the same blue Speedmaster Moonphase watch I reviewed, but with an elegant, rich blue ceramic case. It is quite literally the bluest Speedmaster yet! This is good for fans of the hue, which has been very popular over the last few years in anything from sport to dress watches and everything in between.
Recall that Omega uses ceramic for this Speedmaster Moonphase’s case, pushers, bezel, and dial. Even the moon phase indicator disc is said to be in blue ceramic. The mixture of flat finishes and the contrast between the blue and the 18k white gold hour markers and hands is lovely. This isn’t the ceramic Speedmaster for everyone, but I think the Blue Side Of The Moon has the potential for some cult status in a few years given its distinctive and different, yet altogether familiar looks.
Remember as well that the blue dial and bezel style are different on the Blue Side Of The Moon Speedmaster Moonphase versus the steel-cased one that I previously reviewed and linked to above. Whereas the dial on the steel model is a polished sunray metallic blue, you get a more matte, deep blue given the blue ceramic dial of this model. I personally think that the Blue Side Of The Moon will be the version most people prefer – when trying to figure out what blue Speedmaster to get.