All things considered, the feature that stands out the most in this update is the light grey textured dial, which is solid platinum. The finely grained texture is slightly iridescent, just enough to catch light without appearing glittery. One of my dislikes about the Dark Side of the Moon was the overuse of the “Zr02” (ceramic dioxide) insignia on the dial, case back, and buckle. However, the “Lunar Dust” takes a quieter approach with just a barely-visible embossing of “P950” on the dial, and an Omega symbol on the buckle. Additionally, the ceramic bezel on the Lunar Dust has been filled with luminescent material, so it (along with the hour markers and hands) actually glows in the dark – a small but cool addition.
Naturally, the use of platinum for the dial comes at a premium, which is reflected in the slightly higher price (CHF 10,500) of the “Lunar Dust” compared to the Dark Side of the Moon (CHF 10,000). For more information, visit Omega online.