Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches, Part 6: 2011-2017

In this final chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the thirteen most noteworthy Speedmasters from 2010 to today, including the recently launched special edition for #SpeedyTuesday, the Speedmaster 38mm, and the Speedmaster Racing.

2011: Apollo XV 40th Anniversary

This watch celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo XV moon landing and is included in a numbered series of 1,971 pieces. The red, white, and blue colors on the dial were inspired by the colors on the mission patch and the caseback features an engraving of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, which was used on the moon for the first time during the mission.

2012: Apollo XVII 40th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 17 (2012)

This limited-edition Speedmaster commemorates the 40th anniversary of the final lunar landing in December 1972. It features an unusual dial, made of 925 silver, which is embossed with the iconic images from the Apollo XVII patch representing mankind and the future, along with the images of the Greek god Apollo and the United States flag. This watch (you can read more about it here) was limited to just 1,972 pieces.

2013: Dark Side of the Moon: the First Speedmaster in Ceramic

Omega Speedmaster Dark side of the Moon (2013)

This groundbreaking Speedmaster, famously nicknamed “Dark Side of the Moon,” brought the so-called Omega Moonwatch to a new generation. Crafted from a single block of black ceramic, the watch also features a black ceramic dial, with 18K white gold hands, and a nylon fabric strap. Omega copy watches with black ceramic bezels used a host of innovative production techniques to create this watch; click here for details on the process.

2014: Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Edition

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 (2014)

On a brown “NATO” strap, this watch commemorates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11. It incorporates the colors of the moon, as well as those of the lunar and command modules, and features a brushed, grade 2 titanium case with several gold elements. The dial is in black PVD; the case material was inspired by the titanium ore that covers the moon’s surface. Click here for more details on the watch.

2014: Speedmaster Skywalker X-33

Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X33 (2014)

Designed especially for space explorers, the Speedmaster Skywalker is an innovative upgrade of the Speedmaster Professional X-33, released in 1998. The 2014 model, powered by an advanced quartz caliber, was thoroughly tested and approved by the European Space Agency for inclusion in all of its missions. Its titanium case features a ceramic bezel with a chromium nitride scale and an LCD display with an electroluminescent backlight.

2015: Apollo XIII Silver Snoopy Award

Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award fake watches with steel cases (2015)

A tribute to the 45th anniversary of the Apollo XIII mission, and the Silver Snoopy Award that Omega subsequently received from NASA, this watch features a white dial with special comic-strip inscriptions and a small Snoopy illustration decorating the 9 o’clock subdial. On the caseback, a Snoopy medallion in 925 silver is surrounded by dark blue enamel. More details on the watch can be found here.

2015: A New Approach to the Solar Impulse

Omega Speedmaster X33 Si2 (2015)

The exquisite Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition replica watches celebrate OMEGA’s partnership with Solar Impulse, whose team succeeded in circling the globe in a solar-powered airplane in 2016. The lightweight titanium case is mounted on a NATO strap and contains a quartz movement. Its ceramic bezel features a chromium nitride scale. The ana-digi dial has skeletonized, black-and-white hour and minute hands and a central seconds hand distinguished by green and black coloring.

2015: George Clooney’s Choice: Speedmaster ’57

Omega Speedmaster Speedmaster’57 (2015)

The Omega Speedmaster ’57 — worn proudly by Hollywood actor George Clooney in the watch’s international ad campaign in 2015 — is a salute to the original 1957 Speedmaster, with a number of details that recall its famous ancestor. These include the black dials Omega copy watches with beige indications, straight lugs, and brushed metallic bezel with tachymeter scale.

2016: Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster CK2998 (2016)

The original Omega Speedmaster Ref. CK2998 fake watches with blue crocodile straps were released in 1959 and has become one of the world’s most sought-after vintage Speedmaster watches. This watch (which we cover in detail here) used that classic model as inspiration, with the dial’s hallmark Alpha and lollipop hands, a symmetrical steel case, and three subdials in blue. This blue color theme continues on the bezel, minutes track, and leather strap.

2016: First Speedmaster Master Chronometer

Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Replica Watches With Self-winding Movements (2016)

The first Speedmaster created to meet Omega’s Master Chronometer criteria, this blue-on-blue moon-phase timepiece meets the watch industry’s highest standards of precision and performance as approved by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology. The dial detail most worthy of note: the image of the moon in the moon-phase display is as detailed as a NASA photograph. Zoom in close and you’ll see an astronaut’s footprint. (To see it up close, check out the photos in our article from Baselworld 2016.)

2017: #SpeedyTuesday Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster #SpeedyTuesday (2017)

In 2012, thanks to the weekly series of “Speedy Tuesday” posts on our sister blog, FratelloWatches, an online community of Omega Speedmaster fans began to grow around the world, sharing pictures and comments every week. In tribute to these Speedmaster devotees, Omega produced this limited-edition model to celebrate the series’ fifth anniversary. Selling out rapidly, it became the first Omega watch marketed purely through social media and sold exclusively online, and the design was based on several vintage models from the past, including the “Alaska III.”

2017: Speedmaster 38 mm “Cappuccino”

Omega Speedmaster Speedmaster 38mm (2017)

Introduced at Baselworld 2017, the refined, 38-mm ladies’ collection retains the distinctive look and 60-year heritage of the Speedmaster, but also updates it, with a diamond-paved bezel and a tachymeter scale on a brown aluminum ring. The model is nicknamed “Cappuccino” for its taupe-brown subdials, tachymeter ring and leather strap.

2017: Return of the Racing Dial

Omega Speedmaster Speedmaster Racing (2017)

The distinctive minute-track style on this stainless-steel watch first appeared on a 1968 Speedmaster model. Linked to the Speedmaster’s motor racing heritage, it returns on this 2017 model’s matt-black dial, whose other features include the orange markings and beveled, 18K white-gold arrowhead indexes. The perforated rubber strap is another nod to the world of auto racing.

Watch Spotting Sergio Garcia Wearing An Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Deep Black’ Replica Watches At The Masters Awards Ceremony

If you are into sports, even just a little bit, you were probably watching The Masters yesterday. And, like many, you were probably doing so with a smile on your face as you watched Sergio Garcia win. Not only has he been in the game since 1999, but he also came back after a rough 13th hole and won the playoff after sinking his putt against Justin Rose. And on his wrist as he donned the famous green jacket? His trusty Omega fake watches with black ceramic bezels, of course.

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Garcia, who has been an Omega ambassador since 2003, received an exquisite Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black” the Wednesday prior to the tournament, and was seen sporting it when receiving his green jacket (and his $1.9 million prize). If you were watching the action live (or caught up today in photos like the one below), you’ll have noticed that Garcia didn’t wear the watch – or any watch, for that matter – during play, only after he had clinched his first Masters victory.

 

Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches With Self-winding Movements
Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches With Self-winding Movements

 

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The Deep Black Collection was released in June 2016 and gave us Omega’s first four all-ceramic GMT divers. Each watch is built from a solid block of ceramic (which might explain why Garcia didn’t wear his during the tournament) and the bezel is made of a ceramic/rubber blend with the first 15 minutes in colored Liquidmetal (blue in Garcia’s case). The black dials copy watches are powered by the Omega Master Chronometer caliber 8906, which is anti-magnetic and certified under the special Master Chronometer standards by METAS. In case you’re wondering, these watches retail for $11,700.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean "Deep Black" In Blue
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black” In Blue

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.

Omega Replica Watches Expand Footprint In Malaysia With Fourth Outlet

Omega, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, has opened its fourth store in Malaysia. This is according to an article by Star Online, which states that the store is located at Suria KLCC.

In a statement to the daily local, Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO, Omega fake watches with chocolate dials said that the brand over the years has established a presence in the country and is confident that it now an ideal time to further expand in Kuala Lumpur.

The article states that the new store is inspired by elements such as air, water and sunlight and recreates a natural look.

The new boutique, located on the first floor of the mall, is a crucial part of the retail strategy of the brand. The company opened its first boutique in 2006 in Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, followed by a store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Gurney Plaza, Penang.

In the recent times, the global luxury Omega Seamaster replica watches have experienced exponential growth. Research firm, Research Nester in its latest report titled “Luxury watches market: Global demand analysis and opportunity outlook 2023, highlighted that with the emergence of new players, the luxury market is poised to become a new revenue collector segment for big brands by 2021.

According to the report, currently China holds the top position (50.33%) in producing luxury watches. This is followed by Switzerland, North America and Europe. When combined, these regions account for 40.4% share in the global market luxury market especially Omega Seamaster replica watches with brown crocodile straps.

Factors like LAM (look at me), increasing fashion trends, expanding e-commerce market, rising per capita income are expected to drive the global luxury watch market. However, the high cost, copies or replicas being sold at a much lower price and lack of government laws for the luxury copy watches with self-winding movements segment are some of the factors that would work as a roadblock for global luxury watches market, said the study.