Omega Anniversary Trilogy Unveiled As Three Classics Replica Watches Turn 60

Omega is looking to capitalise on the 60th milestone of three of its famous lines with the launch of three new anniversary pieces.

A modern take on three classics replica watches with steel cases, the Seamaster 300, Railmaster and Speedmaster, hopes to make the most of the attention surrounding the pieces this year, backed in no small measure by a major marketing campaign.

All three pieces are encased in brushed and polished stainless steel and feature a black ‘tropical’ dial, with vintage indexes filled with Super-LumiNova. Each timepiece is limited to 3,557 pieces and is presented in a special presentation box.

X-ray scanning technology called tomography was used by the brand to create accurate representations of the original watches. The use of the software allowed Omega copy watches with self-widning movements to create a template of the originals and keep the designs close to the 1957 versions.

The Seamaster 300 Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39mm 2017 model is based on the CK2913, features a black aluminium bezel and retains the original’s Naïad sign on the crown, which back in 1957 was a mark of the watch’s exceptional water resistance.

The Railmaster Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38mm replica watches have been designed to be ‘simple, practical yet subtly elegant and unpretentious’.

The Omega Speedmaster fake watches with black dials  stay true to the original, the first chronograph wristwatch in the world with its tachymeter scale on the bezel as opposed to printed on the dial.

The 1957 tachymeter scale, originally designed with racing car drivers in mind, remains on the 2017 model.

Review: Baselworld 2017 New Omega Railmaster Collection Fake Watches

While the new limited edition “Master” Trilogy of Speedmaster, Seamaster and Railmaster took centrestage for Omega at Baselworld 2017. A quiet sleeper hit remained off the press releases and public pages for the Bienne manufacture – we are talking about the new Omega Railmaster Collection.

Historically speaking, true railroad watches were among the most stringent of certified watches before the turn of the 1900s thanks to a disastrous collision between two passenger trains in Ohio in April of 1891. Official RR (Railroad) Standards required watches to be precise to within 30 seconds per week, the earliest chronometer specs; regulated to five positions; accurate even in temperatures from -1 degrees celsius to 35 degrees celsius; equipped with fine adjustment index, double plates, high legible dial with bold Arabic numerals and broad hands. Though protectionist requirements had prevented Omega’s entry into the US market (which allowed brands like Hamilton and Waltham to flourish), Omega and her sister brands Brandt-Omega and Gurzelen had established themselves with a stellar reputation for railroad watches by the end of the 19th century that they literally cornered the market in Europe (including Turkey and Russia), as far north as Norway, as far south as Ethiopia and Nigeria, across the atlantic in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Canada, across the pacific in China and Australia even. Thus, it can be argued that Railroad watches were standard bearers of the manufacture even before their first timing chronometers in their Olympic chronographs and even before NASA’s official Speedmasters. When the Railmaster collection finally debuted wristworn versions of their epic Railroad pocket watches in 1957, Omega was merely continuing a rich history of precision railroad instruments.

Baselworld 2017 New Omega Railmaster Replica Watches

In terms of provenance, the Omega Railmaster prototype was completed on 27th October 1955 and was delivered in final form on 17th January 1956 to Hatch Co., Omega’s official agent in Canada. The Ref. CK 2777’s calibre 283 was equipped with swan’s neck index for precision adjustment. Dial side, the matt white dial with minute track punctuated by radium dots and Arabic numerals was highly legible. Omega Railmaster fake watches with  black dials  were also produced for the Royal Air Force with an antimagnetic steel case.

Contrast the series production new Omega Railmaster versus the Omega Railmaster 60th anniversary limited edition pictured here.

By the time the 1957 ref. CK 2914 Omega Railmaster debuted, (the one whence the “Trilogy” edition is descended from), the double-case anti-magnetic was already one of the most robust references within Omega’s collection of copy watches with steel cases. The double case itself consisted of an outer case – 60 meter water resistant Staybrite stainless steel case with polished and bevelled bezel. Reinforced crystal and screwed caseback with o-ring gasket also allowed the watch to resist up to 60 meters depth. The inner case was an “Armco” calotte with casing ring and 1mm thick soft-iron dial vs. 0.4mm for a standard for improved shield against magnetic fields higher than 900 gauss, multiples greater than 60 as required for antimagnetic watches of the day.

Case, Dial and Hands

In terms of aesthetics, the DNA of matt black oxidised dial, minute circle strokes, block Arabic numerals at the quarters, arrowhead hands or dauphine hands were set. The new series Omega fake watches with self-winding movements are not exactly that model, BUT it is the Rogue One to the original Railmaster’s New Hope. 40mm in diameter and 12.5 mm thick, the new Railmaster is beating a quiet path to becoming one of THE tool watches to watch for Baselworld 2017. Eye-catching cross-hair design on vertically brushed steel with slim rather than thick Arabic numerals, the new Omega Railmaster from Baselworld 2017 embodies the art deco aesthetic. The sword hands are also nicely reminiscent of those on the original models delivered to Hatch Co. in 1956. The lollipop seconds hand with faux-aged lume and dagger hour markers also reinforce its vintage appeal.

Movement

Like the original Railmaster, the new edition is anti-magnetic and though the Master Co-Axial calibre which drives it is METAS certified for anti-magnetism and chronometer specs, the caseback of the new Omega Railmaster collection is a period authentic closed case. No official details have yet been released by Omega as to the specific calibre but it’s a good chance that it’s the Master Co-Axial 8806.

Concluding Thoughts

The new exquisite Omega Railmaster copy watches with arabic numerals can be water resistant to 150 metres and is impressively priced to move. On leather strap, it is expected to retail for US$4,900. The premium for steel bracelet isn’t much more expensive either, priced at US$5,100. The thick applied dagger lume hour markers and lollipop seconds hand carry enough retro appeal for the hipster in you. It’s priced lower than an entry level Rolex and arguably more identifiable, Omega has literally made watch collectors an offer they wouldn’t refuse.