A one-of-a-kind, solid 18k yellow gold Omega reolica watches watches produced in honor of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond 007 Goldfinger film from 1964 recently sold for 106,000 Swiss Francs (about $113,000) via an online Christie’s James Bond auction earlier today, on September 17th, 2014. That is interesting because the amount is about eight times the retail value of the watch (even though there never will be a retail version of this watch), and it is said to have been the highest yielding item of the auction . The auction estimate for the watch was 8,000 – 12,000 GBP and it went for 70,000 GBP.
Based on the standard Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial fake watches , the piece unique Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Gold for Goldfinger has a unique 18k yellow gold dial, with matching case and bracelet. Given that it is part of the Omega James Bond collection, you can see the “007” logo as the counterweight of the seconds hand on the dial. The dial is also a unique design for Omega, given the natural gold surface motif. On the rear of the watch, there is additional “Goldfinger” branding on the caseback, as well as the automatic rotor.
This isn’t the first time Omega replica watches for Goldfinger have done well in James Bond-themed auctions. Omega has been the official watch of James Bond since Omega’s partnership with the franchise that began in 1995, with the release of 007 Goldeneye. Since then, various James Bond actors have worn a series of Omega timepieces in the films. The relationship has been extremely successful for Omega. Fans know that, traditionally, James Bond wore a Rolex, which I believe was actually creator Ian Fleming’s intent, as he wrote about 007 wearing a Rolex in at least one of his books.
When I think of Goldfinger, I will probably always think of the Mike Meyers parody movie, Austin Powers Goldmember (which was great). Goldfinger introduced a lot of memorable elements such as the lady in gold, Pussy Galore, and the man throwing the deadly hat. If you are going to paint yourself in gold, you better have a solid gold watch to match right? By the way, Omega did opt for the 38.5mm wide version of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra for the Goldfinger watch – so it is “unisex.”
Omega’s flagship watch of 2015 was the Globemaster, a retro-inspired classic – yes, it’s worthy of that mantle – that had the honour of housing the brand’s first Master Chronometer certified movement. We loved pretty much everything about it. The size (39mm diameter Omega replica watches), the not-too vintage styling, the fluted bezel and of course the METAS certified movement. Everything about the watch was just right and it received a rapturous reception in both Eastern and Western markets, not something that happens every day.
So the announcement of the Globemaster Annual Calender last month was met with surprise and trepidation. Not because of the addition of a calendar – an annual calendar is one of the most useful everyday complications you can have on a watch – no, it was the implementation of the calendar that raised our eyebrows.
We would have expected a far more conventional date disc and aperture system, but instead Omega delivered a calendar where the month is indicated by a central hand, with each month displayed in the spaces between the hours. The date is shown through a more familiar window at six. Omega isn’t the first to make the most of the convenient fact that there are 12 hours on a dial that neatly correspond with the 12 months. H. Moser & Cie are famous for it, and the Rolex Sky-Dweller also uses a similar system. It’s an elegant solution that can lead to a very clean and uncluttered dial. Which was why I was surprised by Omega’s flowing calendar script, which in press photos at least, mars the elegant simplicity of the Omega Globemaster series replica watches UK.
The other eyebrow-raising feature of the Globemaster Annual Calendar was the size. Omega was lauded for introducing the Original Globemaster at 39mm, a case diameter which critics and enthusiasts tend to agree is the perfect Goldilocks size for this style of dressy/casual piece. Well, given that the Omega bumped the case size on the Annual Calendar Omega fake watches up to 41mm I can only assume that critics and enthusiasts are out of touch, and that the luxury-watch buying people prefer a slightly larger case for this sort of watch. A suspicion only confirmed by the fact that Rolex increased the size of the Datejust to 41mm too.
Based on these points I was nervous walking into the Omega booth at Baselworld. Would the Globemaster Annual Calendar be too busy and too big? Honestly, given how great the original was, I was afraid they’d pushed it too far with this version. But then again, press photos can be notoriously misleading. The only way to be sure was to try it on.
Coming fresh off a release in New York City, Swiss Omega replica watches are here to show a brand new case style to the popular Planet Ocean line – that of a fully ceramic diver with GMT function! It sounds simple enough, but Omega has a few new little traits here that they say separate the Planet Ocean Deep Black, as the collection is being called, from its competition.
The entire Omega Planet Ocean Deep Black fake watches UK line is a large 45.5 mm in diameter. They are all built from a single block of ceramic, and feature helium escape valves at 10 o’clock. Inside, you’ll find the excellent OMEGA Master Chronometer caliber 8906. As you may remember, all Master Chronometer movements pass eight tests set forth by METAS, and are resistant to an incredible 15,000 gauss. So you have an anti-magnetic movement with COSC accuracy, and a four year warranty.
Rubber has been blended with ceramic to create special black bezels – on the colored models, you will find the first 15 minutes in blue or red Liquidmetal. The “He” on the helium escape valve will match as well. The fully ceramic watches – that’s the case, dial, and bezel – have brush finished cases and dials in the colored examples, while they are polished in the all black and Ceragold models. You will also notice the GMT scale on the rehaut of all four watches, making this an interesting combination of complications and materials.
Each strap on the Planet Ocean Deep Black is rubber, though designed to look as if they are fabric with contrast stitching, and a wave pattern found on the underside. They are all treated with an anti-bacterial coating, and all clasps are ceramic-covered titanium.
For a historic 27th Olympiad in a row, Omega blue second hand replica watches will be serving as the games’ official timekeeper, lending its crucial services to the measuring, recording, and display of competition results in Rio. Joining the previously announced Speedmaster Mark II “Rio” and the Seamaster Bullhead “Rio” Olympic editions, is the considerably more sophisticated Omega Olympic Official Timekeeper. This bi-compax column wheel chronograph is powered by Omega’s 3203 manual-winding co-axial movement, and is available in very limited numbers, in three flavors of gold designed to mimic the three hues of medal contention.
Like the aforementioned Rio editions, it is tradition for Omega stainless steel case fake watches to usually announce a number of commemorative releases a short while ahead of each games – or sometimes long before, like this colorful “PyeongChang 2018” Aqua Terra. However, unlike those other Rio editions, the Omega Olympic Official Timekeeper watch is unique in that its connection to the Olympics might not be immediately apparent.
Vintage Omega fans might note the classic design cues; from the lacquered white dial and fixed T-bar lug design on the white gold edition, to the sharp red Omega wordmark at 12:00 – each, an homage to the vintage Omega stopwatches deployed at the Los Angeles games in 1932. This isn’t actually the first time those stopwatches have come back to life, though – in 2014, Omega surprised collectors with the Olympic Rattrapante Chronograph pocket watch – a truly incredible re-issue (if it could even be called that) of the 1932 legend built out with refinished new-old-stock parts and movement kits that had been in storage at Omega’s headquarters in Biel for nearly a century.
But back to the Omega Olympic Official Timekeeper – a fully modern watch that’s far from just being an homage in just the design sense, as its Omega Co-Axial calibre 3203 is also a mechanical homage of sorts to the precision and reliability demanded by those keeping time on the rise and fall of world records.