Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Vs Ceramic Ring Daytona, Fake Rolex

The Rolex Daytona and the Omega Speedmaster are undoubtedly the most outstanding timepieces on the planet. Both watches once created great achievements. Many watch enthusiasts often fall into a dilemma when facing these two clocks. Now, let us invite the strongest Daytona and the strongest Speedmaster. The battle between the strongest timepieces in the watch industry is about to begin.

Rolex Ceramic Ring Steel Case Daytona 116500 (left) and Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon (right)

Dark Side of Super Moon

The movement once limited the performance of the Speedmaster. To be more precise, the early exploration and attempts of coaxial escapement performance delayed Omega’s pace. Once the movement problem is wholly solved or the technical characteristics of the coaxial escapement are thoroughly understood, this revolutionary escapement will give Omega the absolute strength to dominate the watch industry. In 2011, the long wait for the Speedmaster ended with a new automatic chronograph movement, the Omega 9300 coaxial automatic chronograph movement, which concentrated all the technical experience of the coaxial escapement for more than ten years and was developed entirely based on the technical characteristics of the coaxial escapement. Born.

This single technical achievement allows the Speedmaster to punch things east and west and push its feet north and south. But Omega felt that this was still not enough. Omega equipped the Speedmaster with the 9300 coaxial chronograph movement with a complete set of new cases. In addition to the ceramic case, ceramic buckle, and even a ceramic dial. The opponents of the Omega Speedmaster have begun to tremble. I do not hesitate to praise the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon at this stage. If you put aside brand additional factors, the Omega Dark Side of the Moon represents the highest level of self-winding chronographs in the watch industry. Suppose you exclude the value of K gold cases, platinum cases, and precious metals. In that case, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon with ceramic cases is the most cost-effective automatic chronograph. Many people will think that I am exaggerating. Let me analyze it below.

The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon uses a ceramic case. Most automatic clocks of the same grade as Omega, or even higher-end brands, use stainless steel cases or a combination of stainless steel and ceramic bezels. Of course, some automatic chronographs with a higher positioning than the Omega Speedmaster also use ceramic or titanium cases. Still, their prices far exceed the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon. At the same price, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon has the best-case configuration (the price will be further analyzed later). In addition, the ceramic watch case used by Omega Dark Side of the Moon has a relatively high level of craftsmanship. For example, watches with ceramic cases rarely use transparent bottom covers. Cutting threads on ceramic with current technology is challenging, so a few ceramic watches with transparent bottom covers first press a steel case fixing ring into the ceramic case. But Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon uses a new approach. The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon does not have a fixing ring or a crown tube. Instead, the movement is directly fixed in the case with screws. While the movement is transparent, the weight of the watch is only 91 grams. In addition, the dial and buckle of the watch are all made of ceramic, and the hour markers on the dial are made of platinum. The case and dial alone are full of technology and exquisite.

The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon uses a fully ceramic case.

For Omega, the 9300 coaxial escapement chronograph movement is an excellent achievement with more technical content than the case material. With a diameter of 32.5 mm, a thickness of 7.6 mm, a vertical clutch, a cylindrical wheel, 54 jewels, a silicon hairspring, a double spring with 60 hours of power, and observatory certification, this automatic chronograph movement specially developed for the coaxial escapement can be called The ultimate technical achievement of the coaxial escapement. Judging from the watch dial, the 9300 movement uses a unique coaxial design for chronograph minutes and hours. There are only two small dials on the dial.

The 9300 coaxial chronograph movement is used in the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon.

The 9300 coaxial chronograph movement uses the 4th generation coaxial escapement shape, one generation ahead of the 8500. The octopus-shaped escape wheel and escapement structure on the 9300 movement are also used in Omega’s new Master Coaxial movement, and the technology is fully mature. Combining a vertical clutch device and a cylindrical wheel is the standard configuration of the latest generation of automatic chronograph movements. The cylindrical wheel exposed in the movement splint window also shows us more technical features of this movement. The 9300 movement increases the swing frequency from 25,200 times/hour of the 8500 movement to 28,800 times/hour to adapt to timing needs. The 9300 movement is driven by dual springs and has a power reserve of 60 hours. It can be seen that the movement is designed with torque stability as the premise. When the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon turns on/off the timing, the movement swing remains unchanged. Using a silicon hairspring and a card-free fine-tuning balance wheel increases the accuracy of travel time and the anti-magnetic ability of the 9300 movement.

Luminous and sharp

Ceramic Ring Daytona

I must admit that Daytona’s evolution does not have as much technology as the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, but it does not matter to Daytona. Daytona still needs to become famous in the watch industry. King. In 2000, a new generation of Daytona using Rolex’s 4130 self-winding chronograph movement emerged. Today, 16 years later, Rolex Daytona has equipped the stainless steel Daytona with a ceramic bezel. The ceramic bezel Daytona (No. 116500) that watch fans worldwide have been waiting for for many years finally arrived in 2016.

Rolex Ceramic Ring Steel Case Daytona 116500

A watch is different from anything else in the world. Its magic is that although it is a mechanical technology product, it cannot be measured purely by technical content and technical indicators. This is also why the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, built with the most advanced watchmaking technology from the inside out, cannot take advantage of the ceramic circle Daytona. It seems that the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon can overturn Daytona with its all-ceramic case (Daytona has only one ceramic bezel, and the rest are all stainless steel). But this is not the case. The fact is that Rolex Daytona only used a ceramic bezel to ignite watch fans all over the world. The new Chas ceramic bezel Daytona has been lar, but the old steel bezel Daytona, which is to be discontinued, has also generated enthusiasm. A small climax (because many people are very interested in the last steel ring Gangdi). The difference between fake Rolex and other watch manufacturers is that Rolex is a very restrained watch manufacturer and will not unthinkingly follow trends, whether aesthetic or technical. Mainstream Rolex swiss models will never undergo large-scale subversive changes but will only gradually improve details. Therefore, the appearance of modern and historical models of Rolex’s mainstream model remains the same. Because of this, every Rolex revamp will become a blockbuster in the watch industry.

Rolex Ceramic Ring Steel Case Daytona 116500

Before the advent of the Daytona with a ceramic ring and steel case, the Daytona with a steel case and steel ring using the 4130 movement, number 116520, had become the benchmark product of automatic chronographs in the watch industry. A steel-shelled Daytona with a public price of more than 90,000 yuan can also be sold for 60,000 or 70,000 yuan at the auction. This classic example is enough to illustrate people’s recognition and pursuit of Daytona and reflects the Diton brand. Tongna has strong value storage capabilities and its quality.

The 4130 chronograph movement used in the Rolex Daytona

Rolex 4130 self-winding chronograph movement, 30.5 mm in diameter, 6.5 mm thick, 44 jewel bearings, vertical clutch, cylindrical wheel, 72 hours power reserve, chronograph certified. The 4130 movement is Rolex’s most successful automatic chronograph movement. Once it emerged, it became the object of study and imitation by various watch manufacturers. The 4130 movement integrates all the technical configurations of the new generation of automatic chronograph movements. It incorporates Rolex’s unique technical configurations, including blue niobium hairspring, red wheel two-way winding device, adjustable cross-balance splint, escapement shaft shock absorber, etc. It combines technology and practicality best and has a specific movement decoration. It is one of the automatic chronograph movements with the best comprehensive performance in the watch industry.

The “little crown” contains excellent power.

How is the battle going?

This is a suspenseful contest. Regarding value alone, it’s hard to tell the winner. But through experience, we can still predict the battle between the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon and the Ceramic Circle Daytona. Regarding cost performance, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon shows excellent strength and competitiveness. The public price of the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon is only an astonishing 90,000 yuan. Remember that the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon is an all-ceramic and uses the 9300 coaxial movement (Omega’s most technologically advanced coaxial movement). ) Watch a particular brand of ceramic automatic clock with the same technical configuration as the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, which has a price of over 100,000, basically around 130,000. There is no similar product under 100,000. So, I said in the previous article that if you put aside additional brand factors, the Omega Dark Side of the Moon represents the best value for money among high-end automatic chronographs. What’s even scarier about Omega is that if you think the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon is still expensive, there is also a stainless steel version of the Speedmaster 57 chronograph (a steel case replaces the ceramic case, the movement is the same), and the price immediately drops to 60,000. The price/performance ratio is high.
On the other hand, referring to the previous price of Daytona, even if the price of Daytona with ceramic ring does not change much, it will cost at least more than 90,000 yuan (following the precedent of Water Ghost, the price will increase if you switch to ceramic ring). The Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon has an all-ceramic case, while the Daytona has only one ceramic bezel. The configuration of the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon is higher. More importantly, the all-ceramic Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon is more expensive than the Daytona. Tongna is several thousand yuan cheaper. From the cost-effectiveness of the watch alone, the conclusion is already apparent. However, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon seems to have overturned the ceramic circle Daytona, but the actual situation is more complex.

Rolex Ceramic Ring Steel Case Daytona 116500 (left) and Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon (right)

There is no doubt that the advent of Daytona in ceramic circles has further increased the market and value of Daytona. The future auction price and transaction price of the ceramic ring Daytona will be higher than the current steel ring Daytona. The Steel Ring Daytona can fetch 60,000 or 70,000. Will the Ceramic Ring Daytona fall instead of rising? Impossible. In addition, the white version of the new Ceramic Ring Daytona uses a white dial and black dial color, which is very similar to the Paul Newman Daytona of the year. Undoubtedly, this will further increase the value of the Ceramic Ring Daytona and become a hot topic. Shape. Back then, even a Rolex green glass watch could be sold for 100,000 yuan, but it was still hard to find a watch. The public price of green glass was more than 60,000 yuan. The potential of the Ceramic Circle Daytona is so great that it is difficult to estimate. The only weakness of the “almighty and invincible” Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon lies in this. There is a gap between Omega’s performance and Rolex’s in auction houses and private markets. This mainly reflects people’s traditional awareness and recognition of the Omega brand. Acceptance. In other words, the technical level is essential for a watch but plays a minor role. The Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon will take Omega’s professional chronograph to a new peak and realm. At the latest peak, Omega will also face more powerful opponents than before. This is a good thing and good luck to Omega.

Gender: Men’s
Band Length: 19cm
Dial Color: White Dial
Engine: Rolex Calibre 7750/Mingzhu Engine
Case Color: Silver-tone
Case Thickness: 16mm
Model: m116500ln-0001
Series: Daytona
Brand: Rolex

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