Heading into this morning’s Omega meeting which, like, basically the entire team attended, we were all excited to see the new limited edition “Trilogy” of the Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster replica watches UK, and Railmaster. And they were awesome, you’ll hear more about them shortly (in video!) but we knew they’d be awesome. What we did not know is that we’d see another Omega sports watch, one that comes slightly out of left field, was not included in this year’s Basel press release, and at this moment, does not even exist on the Omega website. But it’s awesome, and it’s priced to move. In fact, this is one of the most commercially compelling watches of the show, and by virtue of that, maybe of the year 2017.
This is the Railmaster. But it’s not the new limited edition Railmster fake watches, but a new small collection that has a hell of a lot going for it. It’s 40mm in diameter, features a subtle curved lug design, a cross-hair, and a lovely dial design that features arabic numerals at the poles. The dial here is steel instead of bronze and feature nice vertical brushing. We have luminous hands with a small luminous pip at the end of the seconds hand complete just a very nice look over all.
As for the particulars? It’s a Railmaster so it’s anti-magnetic. And even more true to form, it’s got a closed caseback and pull out crown, two features of the original Railmaster and indeed two small things that might keep the price down (hint: you’re gonna like where this is headed). What’s more, the watch features an in-house Master Co-Axial chronometer movement, and enjoys all the benefits that go with that. Nothing to sneeze at if you care about, you know, actual watchmaking.
Finally, the reason that I rushed right home today to tell you about this new Railmaster collection is this: you can buy the Omega cheap fake watches you see above with either the black or silver dial for $4,900 on a strap. On a bracelet? $5,100. Like I said, you’re gonna like these. Sure, the dial is printed instead of applied, the crown doesn’t screw down, and the caseback is closed, but who cares? This watch has it where it counts and that is with a good looking dial, nice case size, and fantastic in-house movement. This watch, to me, is aimed squarely at Rolex’s excellent Oyster Perpetual 39mm (which retails for $5,700) and the even more expensive Explorer I. And, if you like old watches, the printed dial, applied lume, and closed caseback might even be selling points. After visiting Omega today, it’s clear to me they are coming hard, and this collection offering this quality at this price point? You simply can’t argue with.