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 watches 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 Speedmaster Moonwatches, 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 3126.96.36.199.01.001 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.
A few months after the successful launch of the first Speedy Tuesday, the “Tribute to Alaska III” (or ST1), we had another idea for a special perfect Omega Speedmaster super clone. The idea was for AAA best UK sale fake watches that should be a nod to the rare Speedmaster Ultraman, which is basically a standard Swiss made fake Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 online with an orange chronograph second hand. A lot of extras were added to the Speedy Tuesday Ultraman, including a luminous silhouette of Ultraman’s face in the 9 o’clock sub-dial.
My personal favorite features of the 1:1 perfect replica Omega watches are the use of orange on the dials and bezels, having the applied logo in the old style (with a flat top surface), a step dial, and the Dot-Over-Ninety bezel. The DON bezel was something that had not made a comeback to the super clone Speedmaster at the time, but in the new and modern Moonwatch it’s there again.
But I also like the step dial, which is made of aluminum. This was a first for the practical Speedmaster replica , or any Omega model. Afterward, perfect UK sale replica Omega also used aluminum for the dials of the Bond 300M watches replica.
Monster Attack Team
The Swiss movement Omega replica watches UK are packed with little details that refer to the Ultraman TV Series. For example, the minute recorder at 3 o’clock, showing the first 3 minutes in orange, because Ultraman could only stay in superhero mode as long as that. But also, the small running seconds, referring to Ultraman’s Beta Capsule.
Then, a bigger detail perhaps is the box in which the high imitation watches are presented. It was a hexagonal box — a reminder of the futuristic table used by the Monster Attack Team in the Ultraman series. Inside, a compartment for either the black leather strap or NATO strap and the “Beta Capsule” strap changer with its UV light. Without wanting to brag, I think it is one of the coolest watch boxes ever.
Ultraman was part of their youth
Truth be told, I didn’t know exact replica Ultraman from my youth. It was the high-quality fake Omega Speedmaster 145.012-67 with the orange hand that made me aware of this series, some years before the release of the AAA best super clone Omega Speedy Tuesday Ultraman. Only during our Speedy Tuesday events in 2019, in Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong, did I realize how big Ultraman was. Collectors and enthusiasts from the Speedy Tuesday community explained to me that Ultraman was part of their youth, making the watch even more meaningful to them.