If a Polerouter looks good in gold, you know that a Swiss fake Omega Speedmaster does as well, though the attitude changes quite a bit. From reserved elegance to FU – but in style. Yes, the Omega Speedmaster replica online UK in solid gold is and has been on my mind for years. For all the space-lore around the watch, people seem to forget it’s just a damn sexy watch. The asymmetrical 42mm case with its voluptuous curves is, to this day, unchallenged by other sports fake watches for men, yet its exotic lines are miraculously balanced out by a surprisingly minimal dial.
Gold perfect replica Omega Speedmasters are nothing new, the first being a well-documented model from 1969, but they’ve been uncommon over the years, generally only coming out as special editions. Well, earlier this year when AAA quality fake Omega launched the new generation of Speedy Pros with Master Co-Axial 3861 movements, they did so in steel, as well as two types of gold, including 18k Sedna gold. A proprietary alloy that is resistant to patina, it gives the curves of the luxury copy Omega Speedmaster a warm, coppery luster that is just drool-worthy.
But, what I really like about this top Swiss replica Omega is that they kept the dial and bezel black, in keeping with the 1:1 fake Omega SpeedmasterMoonwatch, but made all of the markings a matching gold-tone, adding in some applied gold as well, as though the gold case had infected the dial. It’s a lot of gold, especially on the bracelet, but sometimes if you go gold, you just have to go all the way.
The launch of the latest Swiss made fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch generated a murmur amongst Speedy enthusiasts. Voiced around the world, we have seen this question or better said, remark, popping up quite frequently. So I am here today to try and address the burning question: can the current Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch replica still be considered a Moonwatch? And while I’m at it, I’ll be looking at other perfect Omega Speedmaster fake watches to see how they hold up when faced with this same scrutiny.
In getting right to the point regarding the latest Speedmaster released by Swiss made fake Omega earlier this year, the short answer is quite simply “no”. Strictly speaking, the Speedmaster fake watches that were worn on the moon were references 105.003, 105.012, and 145.012. These watches were equipped with the iconic caliber 321 chronograph movement, and hold a number of differences to the most modern reference of today. So, when interpreting this question in the strictest possible sense, it would be only those three references that could be considered true replica Moonwatches. However, a broader understanding allows for some wiggle room for where we can apply the term.
Is the best fake Omega Speedmaster Professional still a Moonwatch?
Let’s have a closer look at the evolution of the Speedmaster Professional and see if this chronograph still has Moonwatch bragging rights.
The successor to the 4th generation of Speedmaster fake watches (ref. 105.012 and 145.012), the Speedmaster Professional reference 145.022, was introduced in 1968 and featured some small changes. For example, on the dial (except for the first iteration of the 145.022) where there was no more applied logo. The hands were also different, but the most important change was a new movement. It was equipped with caliber 861. Instead of a column-wheel mechanism, caliber 861 uses a shuttle-cam system for the chronograph operation. Also, the frequency increased from 18,000 vph to 21,600 vph for higher stability (and therefore accuracy). Interestingly, this watch was never shipped to NASA for use during Apollo missions. Only the caliber 321 models of that time were sent to NASA.
Evolution of Omega Speedmaster replica watches UK
Although the new perfect fake Speedmaster Professional 145.022 was near the moon in 1972, when used onboard during Apollo 17, it wasn’t actually worn on the moon. In 1978, the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 was qualified for use during the Space Shuttle missions that started in 1981. This qualification came after a series of tests that were like the original tests from 1965 (we listed them here). The big difference was that the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 was tested by Omega replica, but according to the same framework set by NASA. For the nay-sayers that don’t think the current Speedmaster Professional is a Moonwatch or should have the “Flight-Qualified by NASA” text engraved, the 145.022 with its similar engraving wasn’t tested or qualified until 1978 while the engraving was used from 1969 onwards.
Interesting to note is that Swiss made fake Omega only sent a batch of 56 of these Speedmaster Professional 145.022 watches, with the “radial dial”, for use during the Space Shuttle program. Later on, NASA started using Speedmaster X-33 watches. Roscosmos started giving the Speedmaster Professional to its cosmonauts as well, and later on added the Speedmaster X-33. Today, all astronauts and cosmonauts who leave earth via Russian ground receive both watches.
The caliber 1861 makes its debut
Until 1996, Omega replica used caliber 861 for the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. There were some exceptions, however. Such as the more nicely decorated 863 movements and the chronometer-certified caliber 864 movements. Also part of the exception is the caliber 866 with an additional moon phase and calendar complication. After that, super clone Omega started using caliber 1861. This movement was nearly identical to the very last iteration of the caliber 861 (there’s some degree of variation in this movement from its introduction until its discontinuation). The movement had a rhodium finish and an extra jewel (also there in the last iteration of caliber 861) but still used the Delrin brake, for example.
The specifications also didn’t really change. The layout of the chronograph remained the same and the performance was also within -1/+11 seconds per day on average. This watch has not been used on the moon, but the AAA best UK sale fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch caliber 1861 has been used in space, as described above. I never found much discussion on the fact this watch was called the Moonwatch without having ever been on the moon. It also never went up for testing or qualification by NASA for any space program. You might say that the differences between the 861 and 1861 calibers are so small, they can be neglected for the purpose of this article.
Caliber 3861, still Moonwatch enough?
Now, enter 2021. UK best fake Omega introduces the new perfect replica Omega Speedmaster Professional reference 310.30.42.50.01.001 (version with the Hesalite) and three other variations. Omega replica brought back the exact same case design as the reference 105.12, a step-dial, the Dot-Over-Ninety bezel, the typical drop-counterweight chronograph second’s hand, and the case back with an extra bevel. You can read about the biggest changes compared to its predecessor here. But in general, the new caliber 3861 triggered the discussion of whether this watch can be called a Moonwatch.
This movement is based on Swiss made fake Omega’s caliber 1861, which is in its turn based on the Lemania 1871. The layout of the movement remained the same (very important, also for the dial design), with subdials that are exactly 6.7mm from the center pinion, for example. The movement received a new (Co-Axial escapement) and it uses parts of non-magnetic alloys to meet the Master Chronometer requirement for being anti-magnetic up to > 15,000 gauss.
Now, although NASA didn’t ask for new watches (yet), the replica Omega Speedmaster Professional with caliber 3861 has been tested against the same standards that were used for the previous qualification. And even though it was a short ride, the Blue Origin crew did wear the new Omega Speedmaster Professional replica in space.
Is the fake Speedmaster Calibre 321 a Moonwatch?
Let me add another Speedmaster to the mix. AAA high-quality fake Omega introduced its Speedmaster Calibre 321 reference 322.214.171.124.01.001 last year, and it is inspired by the Speedmaster reference 105.003 worn by astronauts like Ed White. The 105.003 was also the last watch worn on the Moon, on the wrist of Gene Cernan. His watch — now in the replica Omega Museum in Biel — was scanned (using tomography) to retrieve CAD files for rebuilding the exact same watch (and caliber 321).
Is the Speedmaster Calibre 321 therefore more worthy of the Moonwatch name? If the movement is holding you back when it comes to calling the new Speedmaster Professional a Moonwatch, it shouldn’t be the case for the Speedmaster Calibre 321. Admittedly, the new “105.003” uses a sapphire crystal and a ceramic bezel, components that were different from the original Moonwatch with this reference. But would these small changes be enough to strip it of its title?
An Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch replica UK
Now that I’ve drawn a quick picture of the Moonwatch and its evolution, does it change the short answer I had at the beginning of the article? Well, technically speaking it is still not the Moonwatch. I would say that this is reserved for the replica Speedmaster references 105.003, 105.012, and 145.012. But I am totally fine with calling this watch a Moonwatch. It is a direct descendent of the Moonwatch, and its new design shares more design cues with the perfect UK sale replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch from the 1960s than the previous contemporary references did. It’s a tribute to those Speedmasters that were used on the Moon, and aside from the movement, it comes pretty darn close. So I put it up to you — should the Moonwatch title be granted to the new super clone Omega Speedmaster Professional? Let me know in the comments below.
If the project had been announced a couple of years ago, we had not got the chance to go hands-on with the commemorative pocket watch released to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Swiss made replica Omega name. On the occasion of the visit to the AAA high-quality fake Omega headquarters in Biel, we were finally able to take to a look at this fascinating timepiece. And this was well worth the wait, in particular in view of the work performed in the reconstruction of the famous 19-ligne calibre powering the watch, partially using original parts…
If the roots of best UK sale replica Omega go as far back as 1848, when Louis Brandt set up an établissage assembling watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Swiss made fake Omega name goes back to 1894 and the presentation of the super clone Omega 19-ligne calibre (a ligne is an ancient French unit of measurement of approximately 2.26mm). Produced in series and based on the innovative principle of interchangeable parts, this movement would be instrumental in cementing the fame of the company and changed its future forever.
Particularly accurate, it also combined winding and time-setting via the crown, which was still a rare feat at the time – the Louis Brandt & Frére patent N°8760 dated August 1st, 1894 corresponds to a keyless mechanism allowing for time setting and winding through a single crown. The combination of both functions was not a first, since Adrien Philippe designed such a mechanism in 1845, but it was still very much of a novelty at the time.
The name Omega replica was chosen as the final letter of the Greek alphabet, standing for the ultimate step in perfection. The success of the perfect replica Omega 19-ligne calibre was such that in 1903, the name of the company itself would be changed to Louis Brandt et Frère – Omega Watch & Co. It was officially produced until 1923.
THE RECREATION OF A LEGENDARY MOVEMENT
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of this legendary movement presented in 1894, Swiss made replica Omega has introduced a superb half-hunter pocket watch powered by a reconstructed 19-ligne movement using original parts stored away for decades. This is not the first “original calibre reconstruction” project by Omega replica, but this is a fascinating project in many respects. The plate, the bridges, the bi-metallic balance spring and the escapement are original. New components were required to bring the calibre to meet modern quality standards, such as the barrel, mainspring, screws, chatons or jewels. The whole gear train was also recalculated. Last but not least, the modern keyless mechanism is another first for the 19-ligne calibre. Each movement comes with its own chronometer certificate attesting to its precision.
The work performed by the watchmakers of the Omega Atelier Tourbillon is a feast for the eyes. This new execution of the iconic movement resulted in the creation of a new Master grade, standing out with exceptional finishing (besides the technical upgrades mentioned above). The untreated German silver bridges and mainplate are meticulously finished, with beautiful chamfers and a damaskeening pattern, following a style first used by Swiss made replica Omega in the earliest years of the 20th century. The black polished steel parts are executed to perfection.
THE OMEGA 125TH ANNIVERSARY POCKET WATCH
The recreated movement is housed in a 60mm half-hunter pocket watch, i.e. with a viewing window in the front case allowing the wearer to quickly tell the time, with the crown at 3 o’clock. It is fashioned out of the brand’s white and rose 18k gold proprietary alloys; Canopus gold for the case body and Sedna gold for the crown and covers. It is beautifully decorated with red enamel, which was particularly difficult to achieve in the desired red hue to match the good quality fake Omega signature colour.
Opening the front cover of the watch allows you to discover the off-white enamel with petit feu enamel Roman numerals. It features 3 levels to enhance legibility, which requires three separate dial parts seamlessly soldered together. There are also 13-24 hour markings on the bezel, to provide a 24-hour scale. The polished leaf hands are fashioned out of Sedna gold. The rear cover features the God Chronos medallion on the exterior and 125th anniversary logo in red enamel on the interior. The side of the case features an intricate red enamel arabesque decoration.
A limited edition of 19 pieces, the best replica Omega 125th Anniversary Pocket Watch comes in a beautiful wood box and is equipped with a brown braided leather cord. The result of its complex, time-consuming production process is a captivating bridge between past and present, bringing back to life a historically important movement while combining century-old craftsmanship and modern technique.