As we knew that Omega Replica would release something big on the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing – after all, Apollo 11’s astronauts were all issued Speedmaster Professionals by NASA for their historic spaceflight. And the Swiss watchmaker did not disappoint! Not only is this a Speedmaster in platinum, but it also comes equipped with the legendary Caliber 321 movement. Let’s take a deeper look at the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum introduced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
To the delight of fake Omega fans everywhere, the brand stated earlier this year that the Caliber 321 movement would soon be back. In the watch world, the Lemania-based Caliber 321 is known as one of the most beautifully designed and important mechanical chronograph movements ever designed.
It was the movement selected to power the very first Speedmaster in 1957 and replica Omega kept using it in Speedmaster models throughout the 1950s and most of the 1960s. As a matter of fact, the Speedmaster Professional ST 105.012 that Buzz Aldrin wore around his spacesuit when he took his first steps on the lunar surface ran on a Caliber 321 movement.
In 1968/1969, Omega stopped making the manually-wound Caliber 321 and replaced it with the easier to manufacture Caliber 861. For the last five decades, Omega fans spoke wistfully about the Caliber 321 and could only get their hands on one if they opted for a vintage Speedmaster.
So, after deep research and reconstruction, the Caliber 321 movement is back in regular production, and Omega chose the brand new platinum Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 to debut it.
The replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum stays faithful to its 42mm size, but as the name of the watch declares, the case is fashioned from a platinum alloy mixed with gold. Vintage Speedy fans will recognize that the case design is based on the ST 105.012, characterized by an asymmetric case and twisted lugs. Other retro-inspired touches consist of the applied vintage Omega logo on the dial, in addition to the “Dot over 90” on the bezel.
While the fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum has a case design and a movement that have histories that stretch back 50 years, there are modern details on the watch too. For example, the black bezel has been manufactured from high-tech ceramic, complete with the famed tachymeter scale in white enamel.
To stress the watch’s history with moon exploration, the black onyx dial of the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum is home to a trio of sub-dials made from real slices of moon meteorite. 18k white gold was used for the hour and minute hands together with the hour markers. No word yet on the price of the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum, or if it will be a very special piece; but for now, let’s just take a moment to enjoy this amazing replica watch and what it stands for Omega’s history and the future of the Speedmaster collection.
The other day, we wrote about the trend for luxury watchmakers to make their brand ambassadors more hands-on, and not just pose for photos wearing their replica watches. The Planet Omega exhibition is currently installed at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art, and showcases both vintage and modern timepieces, alongside displays that demonstrate the “diverse histories, passions, and business relationships that set Omega apart.”
“I have always pictured the fake Omega as a real aspirational brand,” Aeschliman said at the beginning. “This exhibition shows you exactly why. It covers all of the varied areas that Omega replica has affected, from space exploration to the Olympic Games, and I suppose everyone will see the special impact our watches have had.”
Redmayne said that “in just four years with Omega, I’ve been so impressed by the diversity of the brand. Their qualities of style, reliability, and precision have had such a wide-ranging importance all over the world. It’s amazing to see all come together in one exhibition. As an actor, I love stories and Omega surely has many extraordinary stories to tell.”
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore seven distinct facets of Omega’s universe, including Olympic Games & Sports, Space, Glamour, Precision, Ocean, James Bond and Heritage. The exhibition will be open in Shanghai through May 12, before it continues on with a tour of China in 2019, and then commencing a world tour over the next several years.
The Planet Omega exhibition is in-line with the growing trend for luxury replica watches manufacturers to make greater efforts to promote their brand, heritage, and values, rather than just the products that they offer. Many of these watch brands have been around for more than a century, and their heritage and contribution to the larger watchmaking industry are as much a reason to own their own products as the physical ones they produce.
To engage directly with customers and potential customers, luxury watchmakers have tried a number of efforts to promote their heritage. Other high-profile examples include rolex’s new rolex website, which is strictly dedicated to promoting their brand’s history and values; and IWC’s new ‘Manufakturzentrum’, the design of the new factory emphasizes a high quality visiting experience and aims to provide a new way for customers to appreciate their replica rolex watches.
Omega Replica just launched its Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition as we reported the other day. Even though some traits have been improved, it’s more or less a reissue of the original gold Speedmaster – which was also a limited edition, and itself a tribute to the original Moonwatch. The luxury watch is one of the most particular Speedmasters ever made. It says that it’s also part of a rising trend among heritage watchmakers like Omega to reissue famous timepieces from their archives.
One of the most outstanding characteristic of the 50th Anniversary “Moonshine Gold” Speedy is its semi-transparent caseback, which features “1969-2019” and the limited edition number highlighted in burgundy, as well as the words “Master Chronometer” and an inner gold and PVD decorative ring. “The caseback was a long discussion,” Omega’s President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann tells the FT. The original “is very well-known for its engraving celebrating the Moon landing, but as the new watch uses the latest certified Master Chronometer movement with the co-axial escapement, the determination was taken to have a see-through back.”
Aeschlimann is at pains not to call this a “vintage” reboot. “I don’t call it vintage, I call it a link to an unbelievable history,” he tells the paper. “The Speedmaster was never discontinued – it is a special look. As much as I hate the word, it is a very modern iconic design: it was the first chronograph with the tachymeter scale on the bezel, and the watch community understands this is not just part of the DNA of Omega – it is part of the DNA of the chronograph wristwatch.”
He founds that the replica Omega keeps an eye on the burgeoning market for vintage Speedys, which partly encourage this reissue. Meanwhile Breitling is also getting in on the reissue action. The brand recently unveiled an almost exact watch of its black-dial 806 Navitimer from 1969, in both gold and stainless steel, which is set to officially debut at Baselworld this month. The texture and color of the hand-painted luminous numerals were specially mixed to the original, as was the number of “beads” on the bezel.
But, the case is 0.15mm thicker to make it totally water-resistant. “The fake Breitling has one of the richest and most beautiful back catalogues,” as the watchmaker’s CEO Georges Kern tells the FT. “I made up my mind to go for a limited series that honors one of the more mythical models.” Two amazing replica watches to be sure.
As Omega fans knows that the brand had played a important role in space missions including Apollo 8 since 1965 as NASA officially acknowledged the Speedmaster as “flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions” after rigorous inspection and placed an initial order of 15-20 replica watches. Now Omega replica is celebrating the 50 years anniversary with a limited edition fake watch, the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 with the price tag of $9,750 apiece, it’s an variation of the first black ceramic Dark Side of the Moon Speedmaster released in 2013, which has received great popularity among collectors or who is beloved of Moon Watch purists. Another remarkable model is the Grey Side of the Moon, which was debuted in 2016 with a meteorite dial.
The most notable feature of the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 is its skeleton dial, which would bring about controversial opinion among watch fans. Omega first debuted a skeleton version of the Speedy in 1992, but this time the movement is in darker color making the fake watch looks more menacing. It was also “laser-ablated to decorate the bridges and main plate with realistic imagery of the lunar surface,” Omega notes. The dial-side is a light shadow to show the view of the moon’s surface from Earth, while the back of the watch shows the dark side that only can be seen from space. This modified version of the brand’s Calibre 1861 is called the 1869 to commemorate the first moon landing in 1969.
The whole replica watch is produced in black zirconium oxide ceramic, with striking yellow painted chronograph hands and a tachymeter scale and crown brim with Super-LumiNova. The black leather band also has a section of yellow rubber through its middle to maintain the black and yellow highlight scheme. The back of the fake watch is engraved with the words “WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE”, spoken by Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell on board during Apollo 8 as the spacecraft was going to lose radio contact with ground control as they began to enter the dark side of the Moon.
It is well-known to all that I have a thing for the 2526 which likes a big one. There is something so particular about the huge, screw-back case and crazily high-end self-winding movement. Of course, you have the enamel dial! There is so much to love and we see 2526s come up for sale all the time, so it’s simple to get a little blaze about them.
What you are looking at is a platinum cased Patek Philippe replica watch with a white enamel dial without diamonds. And it’s Tiffany-signed! And it comes on a platinum, period correct Tiffany bracelet! The key point is that the condition is amazing!
To find a platinum 2526 seems pretty hard. Then intend to find one with an enamel dial. You go from thousands to hundreds to dozens to less than five fake watches very, very quickly. Therefore, find one that’s Tiffany signed. There is one, and you’re looking at it, and it’s coming up for marketing at Heritage Auctions in New York very soon. Add to that the incredible and fully-sized Tiffany & Co. platinum brick bracelet that comes along with it and you may have what could easily be the most expensive 2526 ever sold. And it’s not from Phillips or Christie’s, which makes it all the more appealling.
For those who are interested in bidding, you have 32 days to come up with what is certainly to be a big-time number for what I think is potentially one of the true fresh-to-market finds of the past few years. Whatever, our prices of these replicas are always the most competitive and the quality is super with good reputation.
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie De Geneve has stated the candidate watches for the 2019 edition of the Grand Prix. In addition to an expansion of participating jury members from 28 to 31 individuals the prize categories have been expanded too. One notable addition is the establishment of a Challenge Watch Prize, which is limited to the Patek Phillipe fake watches priced under CHF 4,000 and which is open to smartwatches. This tends to be a contentious category; the presence of smartwatches at the GPHG is certain to provoke a certain amount of controversy. There is one connected mechanical watch in the category but there’s also a full-fledged smartwatch competing, the luxury replica TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 Full Ceramic, priced at CHF 2,950.
Apart from the main award categories, which include standards such as Men’s Watch, Ladies’ Watch, Sports Watch, and Artistic Crafts, there are also general awards which can be given to any watch in all the prize categories. These include the best-of-show Aiguille d’Or, the hotly debated Revival Prize, the Innovation Prize, and the Special Jury Prize, which is given to “a personality, institution, or initiative that has played a necessary role in promoting high quality watchmaking.” New for this year is the Audacity Prize, which “rewards the best watch, presented in one of the 12 categories, which features a non-conformist, offbeat approach to watchmaking.”
As always, luxury omega replica watches are submitted for participation by their respective brands – this has in the past led to some criticism of the GPHG, which does not consist of major players like Omega, Rolex, and replica Patek philippe – although Rolex is participating insofar as Tudor has submitted the Black Bay 58 and the Black Bay GMT. One notable microbrand newcomer to the GPHG is Ming, which has submitted the Ming 19.01 in the Petite Aiguille category.
The scope of the GPHG keeps on expanding – this year, there are a total of 105 participating brands, and a whopping 195 candidate watches. The first round of jury elimination voting is coming up, at which time the final competing patek philippe watches will be chosen. Winners will be selected in early November while the jury meets in Geneva, so stay tuned.
Today we will talk about a popular replica Longines watch, this latest release seems quite similar to the standard-issue 41mm Hydroconquest that has been part of the brand’s collection for a while now, but a closer examination reveals the brand has made a number of updates to the budget-friendly Swiss diver. Firstly, choosing the 41mm variant of the Hydroconquest was a smart move. The replica watch also comes in a 44mm and 39mm case size, but applying the Goldilocks Principle, the 41mm case size is easily the most desirable to a broader range of clients seeking something that’s not too large, and not too small. Generally speaking, limited edition market-specific watches are a bit of a crapshoot. Brands will pick new dial colors or configurations that are often about as targeted as throwing paint on a wall, banking that the exclusivity factor will do all the talking. In the case of this fake Longines though, we’re seeing a stack of clever updates that clearly speak to the enthusiast sect.
Without going over-the-top, the luxury Longines replica added some key details to the Hydroconquest’s design to hammer home the whole “USA Edition” point. Its minute track and the tip of its seconds hand are red, ensuring the “red white & blue” reference was properly achieved on the blue dial variant of the watch. If you look at the bezel closely, you’ll notice the other big change to the model—the arrival of a ceramic bezel. Though not quite as glossy as some we’ve seen in the past, the always-loved upgrade is perfectly matched to the sunburst finish of the Hydroconquest’s dials. Pulling the whole package together, the USA Edition is fitted with an engraved caseback depicting the American flag, surrounded by the words “USA EXCLUSIVE EDITION”.
The other noteworthy change with this limited edition is that each model is being sold both with a leather bracelet and a unique rubber NATO strap. Rubber NATOs have been gaining popularity within the last year or two thanks to a couple aftermarket suppliers, but offhand this is the first time we can recall seeing one offered directly from a brand. Having tried on some of these straps in the past, including this particular replica omega offering during our appointment, trust us when we say this is one of the more comfortable strap setups we’ve come across in a while.
I am just wondering if you have finally purchased your grail watch. Or maybe you have a perfect replica Rolex in your collection that you’ve always been in great love. What better way to show off your Rolex than to take some really great photos? No matter if you’re shooting with thousands of dollars of professional photography equipment, we collected some tips on how to take the best photos possible of your gorgeous replica watch.
Generally speaking, watches are often made up of shiny components, such as polished metals and crystals, so it’s essential to keep reflections in mind. Taking your photos away from direct sunlight prevents washy and distracting reflections in the crystal.
If you’re taking a picture of your watch with your phone, the camera can sometimes focus on the object behind the watch if it is too close so be sure you get the focus on the fake watch. This can also occur when the camera is concentrating on the date rather than the dial of the rolex replica watch. When the camera focuses on the date, it blurs the rest of the watch.
On the other hand, if it’s too dark, it may lead to blurry or grainy images. Finding the right balance between natural sunlight and shade is crucial important. You can also add some drama to your photos by taking advantage of interesting light, such as a single small window in a room, the glow of a neon light, or a flashlight pointed at an angle towards your watch.
A good tip is to photograph your watch inside your car. The combination of surrounding windows and the roof overhead creates a lot of indirect light; the best environment for photographing watches.
The dial is the first thing anyone sees when they look at a Rolex watch, so it’s important to highlight it as much as possible. Setting the hands at 10:10 keeps the wording on the dial unobstructed and frames the logo nicely. Taking your photo at an angle also helps to accentuate specific characteristics of the watch. Don’t just shoot your timepiece straight-on, you can also focus on cool aspects such as the crown, bracelet, or lugs. If you have a particular watch like the Rolex Submariner ref 6200 pictures of the crown would make for a perfect picture.
Shoot for the style of the watch by photographing it next to something that’s relevant to the watch’s purpose. If you’re shooting a Daytona, try photographing it on the engine of your roadster or on the fine leather of the bucket seats. If you dive, surround your Submariner with your dive gear. A dress watch might look nice next to the morning newspaper or your favorite cufflinks. Shooting your omega replica on an interesting surface or texture can also help to showcase each watch’s specific features.
Most importantly just experiment. Taking a good picture of a watch can take some time, but if you think of our tips, you’ll be well on your way to capturing an excellent photo and you can create an album.
There are a large number of good arguments about pure aesthetics, legibility, and quality of design, but having the date easily accessible on your wrist is a very practical thing, even in the age of the smartphone. The key is executing the complication right, and luckily there are some brands doing just that. Here are several replica watches with date windows of various kinds that you should give a different look and impression.
Yes, I know that the vintage replica Audemars Piguet is not so cheap in price, and I know that I only choose expensive watches for these round-ups, and yes I know it is pretentious and annoying. BUT I can’t help that I think AP makes a good replica watch with a good date window. While most enthusiasts hate on the date window, I relish in them. Why wouldn’t I? Sometimes I need to know the date and I would love to read it on my wrist. The key to their success in creating a good date display is discretion.
The amazing replica Bell & Ross does an excellent job with their date windows, which manage the difficult balance of providing legibility. the same compliment could be paid to many of Bell & Ross’s watches. The basic idea here is to make the date small, to have its typography and coloration match the other elements of the dial as much as possible, and to provide information without detracting from the design. The largely ETA-based output of the replica Bell & Ross may not offer much in terms of world-changing horology, but I do think that this brand, particularly with its round watches, does offer some of the finest watch design at its price point in modern watchmaking.
There are many different ways to do the date window, but they all seem to fall into one of three basic approaches. First, you can simply treat it as another piece of information the fake watch is intended to deliver, in which case you make it big enough to be legible, put it at 3:00 as custom dictates, and think no more about it. The second is to treat it as a necessary evil – in a new version of a much loved vintage model that had no date, your marketing department tells you the watch will sell better with a date, so you put it in but try to make it as unobtrusive as possible.
The third approach is to treat it as an essential part of the overall design of the watch, and to integrate it properly into the overall design. This is by far the rarest thing to see, and since the debut of the Lange 1 in 1994, the replica omega has consistently led the industry in terms of well-integrated date displays. While the new Saxonia Outsize Date doesn’t have the sheer dynamism of the Lange 1, it is, like the Lange 1, an object lesson in how well a date window can be incorporated into the overall dial composition, so that it successfully becomes part of a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
As far as I am concerned, this replica watch strikes the perfect balance with its date window. The date neither interrupts the overall layout of the dial nor does it look like the designer tried to hide it somewhere to appeal to everyone at once.
In the minds of many fans and collectors, Rolex and James Bond are intimately “bonded” together the two actually had a sophisticated relationship. Over the years it was reported that the replica Rolex refused to ever sponsor the films or provide watches for the actors — often leaving them to be sourced by a third party, or even the crew. While the fake Rolex might have made a huge commission off of brand recognition over the years, they didn’t actually market themselves as the ‘Bond watch’ once.
It was 1995 and Pierce Brosnan was chosen to play 007 in GoldenEye. By this time, Hollywood was capitalizing on product placement and the amazing replica Omega saw their opportunity to secure their brand alongside the coveted Bond brand of sophistication.
It’s not like Omega wasn’t already seen as a great watch, they just weren’t seen as the Bond watch. Either way, the marketing strategy further cemented their brand identity and bolstered their connections to the British Royal Navy — which in real life, had partnered with the brand often.
Fast forward to 2006 and we have a new man playing Bond once again, this time, Daniel Craig. Along with the new actor came a makeover for the Bond brand — a bit edgier, but still along the lines of styled and refined. The brand reportedly decided to continue with the Omega replica partnership because while top-end, sharp and luxurious, it didn’t come with the same high-brow as Rolex and seemed to be a better fit for their new leading role.
Now, let’s take a look at the specifications. The Omega Seamaster 300m chronometer is one of the brand’s best thanks to its ties to the secret agent — but this chronometer watch bolsters a great reputation on its own owing to a handful of key features.
The Planet Ocean is smaller than what we’re used to seeing on Bond’s wrist with a smaller 42mm case. But, the look is fitting for the refined Bond going for a more understated, but still classic, look. The amazing replica watch featured in the film has specs like: a black dial, steel bracelet, Seamaster written in a stunning orange as well as a second hand with an orange tip, alongside 600 meter water resistant case, a screw-in crown, see-through case back, unidirectional rotating bezel and helium escape valve.
That movie prompted the fake Omega to launch a limited edition Skyfall Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m due to booming popularity. The watch also celebrated Omega’s seventh appearance in the Bond films. What sets it apart from the original? While we can’t guarantee you’ll be as cool Bond once you put one of these beauties on, but we can assure you’ll look just as good.