The replica Omega Speedmaster has been around since 1957, meaning that this year marks its 60th anniversary. And while I’m very much sure that there will be big things in store to mark the occasion later in the year, I can share a couple of new introductions that will formally be introduced this spring, specifically at the 2017 Baselworld trade show. They do the line proud.
Though it is popular and well-known to many as the “Moonwatch” for its use by Apollo astronauts, reaching the moon with Apollo 11 in 1969, there have been many Speedmaster editions that came before and after that historic event that rocked the world. Here are a few brand-new models for your reference.
This stainless steel Speedmaster Automatic has a very special minute-track style which first appeared on a 1968 Speedmaster, and it is a reference to the watch’s motor racing heritage, which precedes its legacy in space. (As an aside, the first Speedmaster was introduced as a sport and racing chronograph.) The matte black dial features orange detailing and beveled 18-karat white gold arrowhead indexes filled with white SuperLuminova.
The black leather strap consists of a section of orange rubber, revealed via micro perforations that add visual interest while complementing the dial. These perforations also provide the benefit of providing some air circulation to the wearer’s wrist for added comfort—and it looks sporty, as well.0.
Nicknamed “Cappuccino,” this new Speedmaster 38mm is part of a complete collection sized to appeal to both ladies and men. Its case is made from stainless steel with 18-karat Sedna gold pushers and bezel and brushed stainless steel lugs. The bezel is studded with round diamonds, while the tachymeter scale is aluminum in a rich brown color with white notations. Sedna gold, in case you’re not aware, is another proprietary material which is an alloy of gold, copper and palladium. It has an amazing and long-lasting red-gold color, and it is named for an orbiting planetoid that has been described as one of the “reddest” in the solar system.
The cafe au lait-colored dial features elliptical subdials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, and the date window at 6 o’clock is oval shaped as well. Interestingly, this shape recalls the replica “omega” symbol that forms the Omega brand logo. The hands and indexes are in Sedna gold, and the hour and minute hands, along with the applied markers, are touched with luminescence. At 12 o’clock, the Omega logo is evident, as is “Speedmaster/Co-axial Chronometer.”
The Speedmaster 38mm is driven by the Omega Caliber 3330, finished with co-axial technology and a silicon balance spring, which makes it resistant to magnetism. The solid caseback of the watch is decorated with the Speedmaster’s seahorse medallion.
Top Quality Replica Omega Unveils World’s First Master Chronometer: The Omega Globemaster
Omega presented its first watch that successfully completed a new testing regimen developed by the perfect watch brand and the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology.
Representatives of both organizations displayed the Omega Globemaster at a press conference on Wednesday at Omega’s headquarters in Biel, Switzerland, which is the first watch to master the Master Chronometer certification.
The joint certification project was launched a year ago in which both parties claimed that “precision and performance would be tested and ensured like never before.” The whole process is now fully active with a METAS lab housed at Omega’s headquarters.
“We all know about the importance of nice and practical products, history and innovation. But one other thing is so important. That’s trust. Trust for our consumers. By working with an independent organization such as METAS, customer would get a better understanding with us, and reconfirm that the Swiss replica watch industry is the leader in precision and development,” Nick Hayek, CEO of the Swatch Group , which owns Omega, said at the press conference.
METAS, a Swiss federal agency, offers industry, the administration and the scientific community with an effective metrological infrastructure along with the measurement principles and metrological services.
“We are a government agency, the leading center for all measurements in Switzerland,” said Christian Bock, director of METAS. “Above all, we are consumer and client driven. That’s why it was important to ensure that this new standard for mechanical watches is open to every brand.”
While industry-standard COSC certification remains part of the fake Omega’s process, the new METAS testing will double the certification of each watch, “giving Omega and other Swiss watchmakers the opportunity to demonstrate the quality and timekeeping performance of their cheap replica watches to a greater extent than has previously been possible,” Omega said in a statement.