Jayson’s watch recalls a time when he overcame his fears and took a trip – a trip on which he ended up finding his best replica Omega Speedmaster. When he sees it today, it reminds him that there is fear in the unknown, and that you have to muster the courage to move forward. That confidence that the Speedmaster represents led him to recently develop a new creative outlet.
Editor’s note: Today, Omega did what they had been hinting at for months: They launched eight new Speedmaster references across four models, all with the new Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. The four references include regular versions with Hesalite and Sapphire and precious metal versions in Omega’s proprietary Canopus gold and Sedna gold, all with options on bracelets and leather or fabric straps.
The most significant updates for all eight references are the new caliber housed within, and the brand new bracelet design. The new movement looks like an evolution rather than revolution. The power reserve is improved from 48 to 50 hours, hacking seconds is now possible, and it’s generally more robust all round. The bracelet now features five links per row instead of three, and each row is slightly smaller, which is sure to make the bracelet even more comfortable. But to get a better idea of what’s changed, lets one last loving look back at the now superseded (and more affordable) generation of Swiss made replica Omega Speedmaster. More to come on the new collection shortly.
The Omega Speedmaster isn’t just another watch. It is an important part of the horological canon and, more importantly, the watch that went to the moon. For anyone with even the slightest bit of interest in man’s progress towards the stars, this watch is a connection to that spirit of exploration into the final frontier. Against this stage of otherworldly adventure, the perfect fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 42mm is a tangible expression of that intrepid DNA.
Measuring 42mm in diameter and 13.6mm thick, it’s a watch that has a noticeable presence on the wrist, without ever being uncomfortable. Just ask anyone who’s ever worn a Speedmaster for any length of time. Both the covering of the dial and the caseback are sapphire crystal, which earned this particular configuration the nickname “Sapphire Sandwich”, compared to the variant with a solid caseback that more closely resembles the watch worn by NASA astronauts.
Veracity is always important, but if a sapphire caseback allows the in-house 1863 caliber to be shown off, it might just be worth it. The manually winding caliber is very nicely finished with attractive Geneva striping and the rest of the bells and whistles you might expect. If you’re looking for an icon in the history of horology, this should be higher up your list.
Inspired by the Speedmaster ST 105.003 that Ed White wore in 1965 when he became the first American to walk in space, this new 39.70 mm stainless steel model features a bezel ring in polished black ceramic —ZrO2— with a tachymeter scale in white enamel. Gracing the black step dial are the familiar Moonwatch hands, small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, and central chronograph hand. Collectors will be thrilled to see the addition of the iconic “Dot over Ninety” and other respectful nods to the past, including vintage Omega logos throughout the design.
In early 2019, Omega announced the long-awaited return of its iconic Calibre 321. Soon after, in July of the same year, the Swiss watchmaker unveiled the first new timepiece to house the movement in a platinum case for the Moonwatch. The quality replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel is the second timepiece to house the Calibre 321 since the brand reintroduced the movement last year.
Of course, a movement as beautiful as the 321 should be visible at all times, so owners can admire the iconic Calibre through the sapphire crystal case back.
Known for its beautifully intricate design, the original Calibre 321 was the first movement ever used in the Omega Speedmaster in 1957. As well as powering Ed White’s spacewalk Speedmaster referenced above, the famous movement drove the Speedmaster ST 105.012, better known as the first watch worn on the Moon. After extensive research and reconstruction in a dedicated workshop, the Calibre 321 was recreated in-line with its original specifications and released in time for the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.