While the SIHH overwhelms the media this week with watches on show there, I figured it is satisfactory to give some pushback. Cheerfully, I am permitted to wear the Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon to do as such. This is the watch Robert-Jan did a extensive active review on about fourteen days prior, complete with fantastic close-up pictures by Bert Buijsrogge. Tip: head over to that audit first, on the off chance that you didn’t as of now do so.

Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon

The Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon on my wrist

As most has been said and appeared on this watch in the previously mentioned incredible audit, I needed to search for something extra to expound on. I discovered it in the material where the watch is produced using, ZrO2, Zirconium Dioxide, often seen referenced as Zirconium Oxide also. n the watch business it’s most commonly known as Ceramic.

Sapphire caseback uncovering the type 9904

A watch case made of Ceramic

Rado is known for their ceramic looks for quite a while as of now, however these days many watch brands have watches with ceramic housings in their program. The Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon I’m wearing this week isn’t actually a special case there. In any case, for what reason would a watch maker pick fired as material for a watch casing?

Enhanced scratch resistance

The fundamental explanation would be the improved scratch opposition compared to treated steel. What’s more, considerably more to valuable materials like gold a platinum.

Now all pottery are more enthusiastically than steel as well as gold. Nonetheless, they’re a lot simpler to break or break too. Which you don’t like while developing a packaging for a wristwatch I can envision. Not ZrO2.

ZrO2 goes well together with steel and other metals

Besides this strength, ZrO2 for an artistic has a moderately high thermal development. As not all components of a wristwatch can be made of ceramics, metals must be utilized in the development too. Think about the development, winding shaft, and so forth The thermal development of ZrO2 is practically equivalent to that of steel, and therefore often the material of decision for joining these materials.

Comfortable to wear

Opposite to a high thermal development is Zirconium Dioxide’s low thermal conductivity. Its amazing thermal protection makes the ZrO2 material, which contacts your wrist, feel rather comfortable. This favorable position probably won’t be vital as often Zirconium Dioxide isn’t utilized for the case back. The Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon, for example, has a wonderful huge sapphire case back to flaunt its type

Even the crown and pushers are made in ceramic

It doesn’t corrode

The last favorable position I might want to specify is Zirconium Dioxide’s synthetic steadiness. That sounds very logical, anyway basically implies that the material isn’t responsive to most synthetic substances, or for example salt water. Just sulfuric corrosive may gradually assault it. Nonetheless, that would assault other materials nearby the watch, similar to your skin, a whole lot faster.

So where does ZrO2 come from?

Raw Zirconium Oxide is a white translucent oxide made by warming to high temperatures in air or oxygen of Zirconium. The chief commercial wellspring of Zirconium is the mineral Zircon. 66% of Zircon mining happens in Australia and South Africa. The overall yearly absolute Zirconium creation is around 1.5 million tons, which clearly isn’t all utilized for delivering watch casings.

Specifications and pricing

This 52Mondayz scene is very extraordinary to all others, which I composed as of recently. I might want to complete it with my normal closure however, the particulars and valuing during the current weeks watch. Omega’s full official model sign of the Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon I’m wearing is ‘Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronometer Moonphase Chronograph 44.25 mm’. No less. This quickly educates about the measurement of the watch, which is rather amazing too. As I would like to think, in any case, it’s OK-ish for a chronograph of this importance.

The reference number of the Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon is with 304. not less great, similarly as it’s cost of € 11,800.=. The model exists in 9 varieties. Beginning at € 9,500.= for a treated steel one up to € 45,400.= for a model in platinum, which we audited here .

More data on these watches can be found at Omega’s site here:


Indeed, even the crown and pushers are made in ceramic The Omega Speedmaster Blue Side of the Moon on my wrist Sapphire caseback uncovering the type 9904