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The superb ceramic Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon”, has almost all of its parts in ceramic. Take a look at how this Speedmaster is made.

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The Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon”, with case, bezel, pushers, crown, dial and the buckle in ceramic, retails for $12,000.

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This is the procedure of the making of the impressive ceramic watch, as Perpetuelle explains:



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The case is heated at 1,400 degrees Celsius so it shrinks to the right size

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The ceramic casebody has to be machined with diamond tools

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The manual quality control of the ceramic casebody

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Laser technology is used to engrave the defining tachymeter on the bezel

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18 K white gold indexes are placed by hand

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The Apollo 8 astronauts were the first people to see the dark side of the moon with their own eyes. The black ceramic Co-Axial Speedmaster salutes their pioneering spirit and pays homage to the Speedmaster Professional chronographs worn by every Apollo astronaut.

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