The Omega Constellation fake watches have never been one of the main Omega watches on my radar. This fact is interesting to me since I am a big fan of Omega watches overall. If you speak to Omega you learn something interesting that makes sense if you think about it. The world is split up into two major types of Omega markets. Those are Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster markets, as well as Omega Constellation and De Ville markets.
The United States is for the most part an Omega Speedmaster and Seamaster market. Having said that, if what Omega says is true, they sell far more De Ville and Constellation models in the East. Thus, while these dressier models aren’t a major part of the Omega image to the West, it is dress-style watches and not sport watches that make up the majority of Omega watch sales overall. With that in mind, I went on to review two different Omega Constellation men’s watches.
To a degree, Omega fake watches UK review comes at the brink of when Omega has promised to release a re-designed Constellation watch collection next year, in 2015. That said, the current Constellation collection is from more or less 2007, and like the De Ville helped launch Omega’s new in-house made movements. As such, these two models each contain 8500/8600 series in-house made automatic movements.
Right now, the largest size available for a men’s Constellation watch is 38mm wide. I have a feeling that will change next year as the sizes get larger for the Western market. Personally I think the Omega Constellation needs to be at least 40mm wide (up to maybe 42mm wide) for the US market. What I have for review is the steel Omega Constellation Co-Axial Day-Date 38mm watch ref. 22.214.171.124.01.001 and the 18k Sedna gold Omega Constellation Co-Axial 38mm ref. 126.96.36.199.02.001.
The steel model is perhaps more classically a “Constellation,” at least in the modern sense. While the Constellation name has been part of the Omega family since the 1950s, it was in 1982 that the Constellation took its modern form with the Constellation Manhattan. The famed watch designer Gerald Genta designed a few earlier 1960s era Omega constellation watches, but not the Constellation Manhattan – even though it was clearly partially inspired by some of Genta’s popular designs from the 1970s.
The Omega Constellation Manhattan replica watches UK introduced the iconic “case claws” and single piece tapering bracelet that remains part of the design today. Of course another major part of the distinct Manhattan aesthetic is the ring of Roman numeral hour markers on the bezel. While the steel Omega Constellation Co-Axial Day-Date has the look of modern Constellation watches, the 18k Sedna gold model has a dial inspired by an earlier, pre-Manhattan era Omega Constellation model.
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.