The Omega Constellation is so easily wearable. It’s one of those vintage watches almost every collector seeks at some point in their perpetual search for another piece to add to their collection. First appearing in 1952, the Constellation was designed to be Omega’s bellwether watch. This was the brand’s first mass-produced chronometer grade wristwatch and the brainchild of designer René Bannwart (who later founded Corum.) The Omega Constellation series fake watch was originally called the ‘Globemaster’ in the USA, though it was dropped in 1956 as Douglas Aircraft, manufacturers of the huge transport planes of the same name, held the trademark on the name. (As an aside, last year Omega brought that historic Globemaster name back, in a watch that channels the spirit of the original). And while the Constellation has a long and broad history, today I’m going to focus on its golden age, which ran from 1952 to the 1970s.
The 10-sided OmegaConstellation series replica watches crown is one of the defining features of the vintage ‘Connie’, as collectors often fondly refer to this watch. And if you’ve seen early Constellations with Seamaster crowns, it’s worth noting that these aren’t original. If Omega serviced these watches, they would have been replaced with the correct decagonal versions. Finding a vintage original crown can be a challenge, especially as many fakes have flooded the market. And while the gold-filled crowns are often found with the gold worn off where the Omega logo appears, it’s better to stick with that than replace it with the wrong version.
Another iconic Constellation feature is the Geneva Observatory logo on the case rear. This denotes chronometer grade status of the movement, which means it’s been subjected to a series of performance tests including various temperatures and positions, and remained accurate to between +6 and -4 seconds per day. When evaluating a Constellation, dealers and collectors rate the level of wear or over-polishing by looking closely at the stars in the Omega cheap fake Constellation watches logo. In the best examples, all the stars appear clearly, and haven’t been worn down over time.
The Omega Constellation “Pluma” series replica watches was first launched in last year’s Baselworld. Using the iconic Constellation case, Omega further improved the watch by playing around with the aesthetics. This year, Omega did some subtle face lift on the Constellation “Pluma”.
“Pluma”, also known as “feather” in Latin, was the inspiration behind the design of the watch. Similarly to a feather, Omega hopes that the design of the watch is elegant, but subtle at the same time. The first Constellation “Pluma” certainly bestowed those characteristics beautifully.
One of the highlights of the “Pluma” would be the engraved “Mother-of-Pearl” dial. The new “Pluma” features a new and more intricate dial design, as compared to its sisters. However, unlike the previous “Pluma”, the dial on this version comes only in light-coral color dial fake Omega watches UK. According to Omega, the light-coral color represents the warm sunshine on a summer day. The color of the dial actually pairs very well with the red gold bezel on the watch.
The “Pluma” also features 11 diamonds on the indices of the dial, as well as 32 full-cut diamonds on the bezel. The 18K gold hands of the watch are also polished and faceted, and it is filled with SuperLuminova to improve its legibility in the night.
The 27mm Omega Constellation “Pluma” fake watch come with a two-toned bracelet that features brushed stainless steel links and polished 18K red gold bars. The watch also features the caliber 8520 co-axial movement which can be viewed from the back, thanks to the domed sapphire crystal on the caseback. Some features on the self-winding movement includes a date display, and a 50 hours power reserve. The Constellation “Pluma” also comes with a full four-year warranty, which is a testament towards the confidence and quality of watchmaking in Omega.
The iconic Seamaster Omega Bullhead was resurrected in late 2013 with three limited editions. Now as part of the Olympics series, Omega releases yet another edition, the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition. This edition does not come as a surprise, given how Omega has been supporting the Olympics over generations. But what do we think about co-branding and the whole gimmick of pop culture? After all Omega is the cheap Omega replica watches behind the numbered 007 metal pumping, muscle throbing murderer.
While we are not ardent fans of Daniel Craig or the spy entourage, we do appreciate bullheads. Bullhead chronographs are reminiscent of motor sports from the 70’s and is arguably a definitive motor sport chronograph. This Omega variant reserves this rich heritage, with the bullhead pushers and an elevated dial angle. There have been some changes however, to the pushers. The pushers on the new replica Omega Seamaster Bullhead, while still at the head of the bull- mounted on the top of the watch, are flat pushers as opposed to the original round pushers. Apart from this significant difference, the Bullhead also uses a new movement, the automatic Co-Axial calibre 3113. This movement is a modern achievement by Omega which replaces the old manually-wound calibre 930 found in the vintage model. However, being a stickler for vintage movements, we will choose the older and less efficient 930 over the new co-axial anytime. Of course, this is merely for romantic associations rather than pragmatic ones. The modern movement is not pathetic either, as it uses an integrated automatic column wheel movement, which contains the DNA of traditional integrated chronograph movements.
While the new Bullhead’s dial design captures the strength of the original, with its distinctive inner bezel and the sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock, we have found the inner bezel oddly poised in a chronograph. For one, it merely ‘functions’ as a decoration. Inner bezels or flanges are used in diver Omega Replica Constellation watches and are/were functional albeit obsolete (given today’s gadgets and elctronics). In this case though, the inner bezel while adding an additional dimension to the watch, is purely cosmetic.
In conclusion, the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition is an interesting piece, wears well on the wrist and is a great weekend watch. The playful colours on the bezel and strap fits perfectly on the wrist of a weekend drive or an offshore yacht getaway. While it is a great fake Omega watches for the fun loving crowd, or collectors of Bullhead chronographs, it hardly comes across as a beater or a classic keeper, given its adulterated association with ‘limited editions’ and the fanfare overture of the Olympics. The watch retails at SGD $12,400.
At Baselworld 2014, Omega replica watches for sale launched the Classic collection which is named after the year the brand was originally founded. Presented in a 43 mm by 11.72 mm case, crafted in either rose gold or steel, the Classic is distinguished by a 60-second flying tourbillon, visible through the large dial aperture at 7 o’clock.
A “flying tourbillon” is not supported by a bridge, at both the top and bottom, instead it is cantilevered (being only supported from one side). The result, is a better view of the delicate mechanics as they perform their gravity defying ballet, for the wearer and any onlookers to admire.
The dial of the Omega Classic Replica rose gold model has a silvered opaline finish with applied rose gold hour markers that have been diamond-polished by hand. Huge rose gold sword-shaped central hands indicate the hours and minutes. At 10 o’clock is a power reserve indicator, which reads shows how much of the 108 hour maximum mainpsring energy is remaining (up to four and half days).
Animating all the functions of the Classic is caliber MR03 which was manfactured in conjunction with brand partner Tec Ebauches. The manually wound movement beats at 3Hz, has 208 components and features a silicium escape wheel and pallet fork, and a flat balance spring and screwed balance.
Eveything has been hand finished to Replica Omega Constellation UK perfection. The bridges and mainplate have been fine-sandblasted, hand-chamfered and black-polished with satin or perlage finished. Additionally, the plate and bridges have finished with a Côtes de Genève decoration.
The crown features a MR logo that has been sanded and hand polished. Water-resistance is 30 meters. Each timepiece is paired with an alligator strap, with alligator lining and Omega replica watches online hand rolled edges, along with a matching hand polished pin and buckle. Retail is $58,000 in steel with grey dial and $70,000 in rose gold with silver dial (as shown).