I have to admit, despite past seasons, I didn't follow a MotoGP race this year. You want for an anomalous calendar causes Covid-19, apparently staggered, or because as a Valentino fan – I admit – I'm sick of seeing it less and less competitive. Anyway, this weekend I came across following the post-race highlights of the Austrian GP. This race was marked in particular by the terrible accident involving Zarko and Morbidelli, which could have involved 'Doctor' Rossi with dramatic consequences.

In the various pre and post-race interviews, I couldn't help but notice which watch Valentino wore on his wrist. We at Perpetual Passion we've already dedicated an article about Valentino's watches, mainly spotted wearing sports ROLEXs, except those that sponsor or sponsor the Yamaha team, see Suunto, or the edition dedicated to him by Jaeger LeCoultre.

You will understand my amazement to see him wear a OMEGA Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon "Pitch Black", in black ceramic.

Presented by OMEGA in 2015, the Dark Side of the Moon "Pitch Black" is inspired by the apollo 8 astronauts. This model in particular, is a tribute to the mystical halo of Earth's night light and its changing but constant presence. Case of 44.25mm this watch plays with the details given by the use of the Super-LumiNova on the bezel and indices of the matte black ceramic dial.

The "Pitch Black" features a black leather strap with écru seams accompanied by a ceramic déployante buckle. The case contains the OMEGA Co-Axial 9300 caliber.

For more information visit the OMEGA website