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Exploring the Omega Speedmaster Moonphase

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The Omega Moonphase is available at 0% finance from as little as £125.33 per month with only a £752 deposit – check here for details. Key features of the Speedmaster Moonphase include:

Chronometer

This is a term that indicates the watch has undergone precision-testing by an official body. In this case, the Omega Co-Axial Master Chromometer 9904 has been officially certified by METAS (Swiss Federal Institute for Metrology) for its accuracy.

Anti-Magnetic

The movement of this piece is resistant to large magnetic fields, even when exposed to up to 15,000 gaus. Meaning it will not be susceptible to interference from electronics such as laptops and phones.

Liquidmetal®

Made from Liquidmetal®, the piece is resistant to scratching and corrosion in the long term, as this material is an alloy mix that makes it convincingly harder and yet still able to connect flawlessly with ceramics.

Tachymetre

This is a useful instrument for measuring speed at your fingertips, superbly accurate as it is a chronograph which has a graduated dial that can measure speed in in kilometres per hour.

Moonphase

This feature tracks the moon every 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds exactly. It also includes four phases: new moon, first quarter, full moon, last quarter. This is visualised on the watch using photo-realistic images, direct from NASA.

Every owner of the Omega Speedmaster will be aware of the quality performance and excellence that the model brings. At first glance, the Moonphase seems to be very similar to its predecessor; however, as you glance over the phase of the watch, your eye is quickly caught by a stunning feature hovering just above 6 o’clock. The something in question is the unique Moonphase function that gives the watch its name.

The picture is highly detailed – direct from NASA – and stands out on the darker contrasting background of the piece. Truly, based on visuals alone, this is a watch that merits esteem as high as the celestial body it is named after.

Movement

The movement of this piece is one of the most interesting things about it and the clear back allows you to see every intricate aspect of this. A self-winding chronograph movement, it has a Co-Axial escapement and column wheel mechanism. It is resistant to magnetic fields reaching an astonishing 15,000 gaus and it is water resistant up to 100 meters – meaning no matter the extremes of your life, this piece will be able to tough it out alongside you.

The Moonphase is also classified as a Chronometer, meaning it has received certification from an official body to prove that it has undergone precision testing. Powering this watch specifically is the Omega Co-Axial Master Chromometer 9904, which has officially been certified by METAS (Swiss Federal Institute for Metrology).

The central hour, minute and second hands mean you will never be late again, alongside additional date and moonphase indications. An addition which is perfect for tracking your werewolf tendencies at the full moon, as it tracks the moon every 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds exactly.

Features

Alongside the incredible movement, this watch features a number of other extraordinary measures that makes this a must-buy. Made from Liquidmetal®, the piece is resistant to scratching and corrosion in the long term, as this material is an alloy mix that makes it convincingly harder and yet still able to connect flawlessly with ceramics.

The piece also comes equipped with a tachymeter. This is a useful instrument for measuring speed at your fingertips, superbly accurate as it is a chronograph which has a graduated dial which can measure speed in in kilometres per hour.

If you want to see the Speedmaster Moonphase in action, take a look below at the latest first-look video from Banks-Lyon’s own Bob – we know, it’s been too long – highlighting the specifics of this watch. Fast-forward to 1:21 to get a peek at the transparent back case, which reveals the intricacies of the chronograph movement!

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