It’s been a while! We first got the chance to handle the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 318.104.22.168.01.001 during our meeting with Omega at BaselWorld 2018, yet it wouldn’t be until earlier this week that a production piece -including all the goodies- would reach our offices, allowing us to shoot a few pics and do our What’s in the Box post.
In a world dominated by vintage-inspired watches, I find the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 322.214.171.124.01.001 to be an interesting specimen. Here we see an adaptation of the 44.25mm Dark Side of the Moon case with paired with a hand-wound, Lemania 1873-derived movement with bridges blackened and lasered to mimic the moon’s surface, all of which is visible both through the open-worked dial as well as the see-through case back – all of which is topped off by bold yellow accents on the bezel, dial, hands and strap. It looks strikingly modern and unapologetically so.
But anyway – What’s in the Box?
The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 3126.96.36.199.01.001 itself is delivered to us in a clear plastic shipping container.
Aside from the watch this also holds the two cards: International Warranty and Pictograms. This shipping container is not meant to be sold with the watch – it is solely for transport.
First up is a cardboard box. This usually gets thrown out too, and as far as we are concerned this is not part of the actual packaged.
Next is the black box.
Once the cover is removed, we see the box proper and a space with the instruction manual, the card sleeve, and a polishing cloth.
The box proper is the standard box ref. 94109558 that comes with all Dark Side of the Moon watches . There’s no mention of Apollo 8 anywhere on the box – or the documentation that comes with it for that matter.
The tray can be removed, although the only thing underneath it is some sort of traveling pouch (?).
That concludes this episode of What’s in the Box. Perhaps the most uneventful yet? No goodies, no extra booklets – but then again the watch is not a limited edition either.
The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 3188.8.131.52.01.00 is available at Ace Jewelers.