Last week Omega seamaster series replica watches announced that they had renewed their alliance with the Olympic games to 2032. An impressive commitment that is cemented in a mutual history that started in…1932, giving Omega the opportunity to be partnered with one of the most exciting sports events in the world for a century!
A lot has changed in the 27 times that Omega has timed the Olympics up to today. When they started in 1932, a single watchmaker flew to Los Angeles within his suitcase 30 split-second chronographs. From these humble beginnings came greatness, because as the Olympics grew as an event, so did Omega in their innovative efforts to deliver the most accurate timekeeping for all individual events.
Up until 1948 was timekeeping a human’s job. Stopwatches had to be started and stopped by hand, with as biggest influence on their accuracy, not the movement, but the person who was pushing the buttons. With the introduction of the photoelectric cell in the Winter Games in St.Moritz and the Summer Games in London Omega diving fake watches UK started to level the playing field, at least when it came to timekeeping.
With the increase of technology, timekeeping also became more accurate as it also grew independent of a mechanical timekeeper with its accuracy limited by its beat rate. In the 1950’s times were measured and recorded to the nearest hundredth of a second. This transition in technology came just in time, as the television entered more and more homes, with the Olympic’s as one of the favorite sports events to watch. The challenge with this is that it is in fact in real time, so ideally the results should also be available in real time as well. That is why in 1964 Omega introduced the “Omegascope” which allowed to show the timing results at the bottom of the TV-screen. The games that year in Innsbruck where also the very first Olympics in which all timekeeping was done electronically.
Different sports have different timing requirements. This is best illustrated with Omega replica watches UK invention from 1968: the swimmer’s touch pad. With a tap on a touchpad attached to the side of the pool, it is the swimmer itself that stops the clock and records their personal time.
Known as the dressier alternative to the professional dive watches in the Omega Seamaster line, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra collection cheap fake watches UK have long served largely as Omega’s straightforward, time-only option with aquatic capability. New for Baselworld 2017, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer collection introduces three new pieces that feature subtle changes in aesthetics as well as minor tweaks to the overall design.
Certain updates are common to all three of the new Aqua Terra models. First, the teak dial concept, which Omega cheap fake watches states is intended to allude to the teak decking on luxury yachts, is now oriented horizontally as opposed to vertically. Also, the date window has been moved from three o’clock to six o’clock, as an homage to the original Seamaster Automatic Calendar from 1952. The new dials also feature less text leading to a cleaner appearance. In addition to these dial layout changes, the case itself has been reshaped and the crown is now a slightly conical shape inspired by the wave edge design found around the exhibition sapphire crystal on the updated caseback (that we, unfortunately, don’t have images of yet).
The first of the new men’s Aqua Terra series has a 41mm stainless steel and 18k Sedna gold case with a silver-toned dial and black outlined luminous hands and indices. This model also sports a brand new fitted strap with a Sedna gold center link. The second new Aqua Terra is a 41mm stainless steel model with a silver-toned dial with black outlined luminous hands and indices as well as orange highlights throughout. This model will come on a brown leather strap with a deployant clasp. The last of the new Aqua Terra series is a 38mm blue-dialed stainless steel model with rhodium plated luminous hands and indices. This model features a newly redesigned, fitted bracelet intended to better suit wearers with smaller wrists.
The new models are now powered by either the Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8800 or 8900 which are both coaxial escapement, silicon balance spring-equipped, Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS)-certified movements with 55 and 60 hours of power reserve, respectively.
In addition, Omega have promised a staggering thirty new ladies Aqua Terra models in 38mm, 34mm, and 28mm with the larger two case sizes also utilizing the Master Chronometer Caliber 8800. Although the changes in the Aqua Terra range are largely minor and cosmetic, Omega waterproof fake watches UK have subtly redesigned key elements like the case and bracelet and provided an upgraded movement across the Aqua Terra series to create a modernized take on one of their core offerings.
James Bond is always running out of time. Every second that slips away sees the missile nearer to launching, the girl’s life slipping further away, global catastrophe looming ever closer. Time matters for Bond in a way few of us can understand, and this, along with his unfailingly suave style, go a long way to explaining why what this man wears on his wrist is such a big deal.
Pierce Brosnan’s 2002 Bond swansong was the last time he slipped on the iconic Seamaster Professional he’d been loyal to ever since first donning the tuxedo in Goldeneye. The only changes to the trusty blue dialled Omega seamaster series watches UK were the gadgets Q added. For example, Die Another Day saw the wristwear packing a detonator and a laser, while a miniature grappling hook was included in The World is not Enough. Oh, and it’s also COSC certified – so accurate timekeeping was never an issue, even in the freezing ice palace of a North Korean megalomaniac.
From the explosive on-screen moment Daniel Craig earned his ‘00’ status, we knew this was a different era. Less polished, less charming, more visceral, Craig’s Bond didn’t rely on tricks and gadgets and gizmos – he made the most out of whatever tools were at hand, and the watches of Casino Royale reflected this new style of secret agent. He still wore the familiar Seamaster 300 when the occasion called for a formal watch, such as setting his poker face against Le Chiffre in Montenegro. But this Bond isn’t afraid to switch it up, wearing the uber-masculine 45.5mm Planet Ocean when appropriate. This big diver, with its 600m of water resistance and rubber strap is further proof that Craig is the Bond for a new generation.
Six years on and Bond has seen more than his share of death, and is more mature – confident in his abilities but also haunted by his ghosts. His watches have matured too. The dressy Aqua Terra gets some screen time in Skyfall, but again it’s the Planet Ocean that dominates. This time he wears the smaller 42mm model on a bracelet, fitted with the Omega Co-Axial Caliber 8500 machinal movement fake watches UK. No other gadgets required.
Bond’s latest mission introduces old enemies – in the form of the eponymous terrorist organisation, as well as familiar characters with new faces (Christoph Waltz as the new Blofeld). It’s fitting, then, that Bond’s latest watch comes with a retro twist, and a return to the trusty Omega Seamaster 300 series replica watches, though not one Brosnan would recognise. With its vintage dial this is a watch for the Bonds of yesteryear, its two-tone NATO strap a tribute to his naval background as well as the cinematic legacy of the film. But while the Seamaster 300 may look old-world, the technology in it is anything but. With its scratch-proof ceramic bezel and Liquidmetal 12 hour scale (allowing the bezel to display a second time zone), this watch can handle any beating Bond subjects it to. Meanwhile, inside, the Caliber 8400 is resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss, just in case someone decides to detonate an EMP weapon in his vicinity. Accuracy is maintained under the harshest conditions thanks to the free sprung balance with a silicon balance spring.
First produced in 1970 and later relaunched in 2009, the Omega Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer replica watches – as it is today called – is one of the world’s most unique and, yes, iconic dive watches. It quite remains the Quasimodo character today, even among professional dive watches, which admittedly have a tendency of getting rather lairy-looking from time to time. But there is charm – and a lot of it – to go with the Ploprof and its, well, “developed taste” looks. This new model for 2016 – originally debuted in 2015 in different colors – is lighter, more rugged, and more refined than the Ploprof ever has been; so let’s see how it faired over an extended period of wear.
Here’s a contradiction. One would think that the luxury watch industry – with its self-imposed-luxurious price levels, exquisite movement decorations and delicate case finishing – has in every practical way detached itself from the original notion and practicality of its historical products, the very products it has taken as inspiration and elevated to those aforementioned levels of quality, refinement, and (un-)affordability.
Yet, watch lovers around the world (including the one typing this) will forever love a strong connection between modern and historical pieces, and drift towards luxury watches that imply (or, in the case of the Ploprof: scream) “Purpose Built” at them. There is this almost intangible longing for a luxury Omega fake watches UK product that says it can go deeper, faster, harder while being lighter, more robust and reliable than it ever was – even if their true purpose in life is to perform desk diving missions (a most descriptive term for their true use), and, sadly, in some cases to impress yahoos… All that enjoy utmost priority to actual technicalities like smartly releasing helium atoms through levels of decompression from deep-dive military tasks.
So, what’s a 55 by 48 millimeter wide, super weird, form follow function shaped, titanium and ZrO2 ceramic encased, 1.2 kilometer water resistant, anti-magnetic watch with a price tag above $13,000 doing in 2016? What it is doing is ticking all those boxes I mentioned: it mixes luxury levels of refinement with purpose-built looks. This doesn’t mean that it’s for everyone – how could it possibly be, when it’s so over the top? But new models added every year to the Ploprof collection prove that, thankfully, there is demand for this kind of stuff.