In the year 1957, the OMEGA Speedmaster was born out of these requirements – to create a robust chronograph that was water-proof, easy to read, easy to use and exceedingly precise. It became the original timepiece in a legendary family, commonly known as the first watch ever worn on the moon, and easily well-loved by many collectors.
This year in 2017, OMEGA celebrates the past six decades of the Speedmaster with the global exhibition aptly named “Replica Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary”.
Within the exhibition space, visitors can admire the fascinating history of this timepiece through photographs, vintage watches and interactive screens, through which the visitors will be able to navigate on a microsite dedicated to the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary and a special section called “Faces of Speedmaster” that collects images from famous Speedmaster owners all over the world.
The exhibition will be held at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and will be open to the public from 29 June to 9 July from 11.00am until 9.00pm, daily.
For a newly announced partnership with the Starmus Science Festival and in support of its Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication award, Omega will present each of this year’s three winners with a special 18k yellow gold Omega Speedmaster cheap fake watches UK. The association with a space and science festival like Starmus should make sense to anyone familiar with Omega and the Speedmaster’s history with NASA and its continued involvement in related projects. Let’s now look at the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph Starmus Science Award Gold watch, which is not available for sale, and its purpose for existing.
Apart from all the gold and the engraved case back, this Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph appears to be, in most ways, the classic Moonwatch – the Omega Speedmaster Professional waterproof replica watches. Here, the 42mm case, as well as the bezel, hands, and applied indices are 18k yellow gold. Essentially, anything that was either steel or white in color has been replaced with gold, including the tachymeter scale and the printed elements of the dial. Fully monochromatic, gold looks as lovely as ever paired with black here on the dial, bezel, and leather strap.
Although Omega doesn’t give a lot of details on these specific limited models, we can assume that the specs are mostly consistent with the standard Moonwatch. Of course, inside is the manually wound Omega 1861 cam-actuated chronograph movement that is more or less the modern version of the movement that famously accompanied the NASA astronauts to the Moon.
As mentioned, the typical seahorse logo-engraved case back is replaced here with a special engraving for the Starmus Festival and the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. The engraving matches the actual medal that winners will receive in addition to the watch. It depicts the first ever human spacewalk by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (who was most likely wearing a long-lost Soviet government-issued watch), with the “Red Special” guitar of Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May emerging from beyond the horizon, and the Starmus logo.
Why Brian May’s electric guitar, you may ask? Mr. May also happens to have a doctorate in astrophysics and had a hand in founding the Starmus Festival along with Garik Israelian. That kind of makes him a rockstar in more than one sense of the word. The Starmus Festival has a mission of communicating about and promoting science to the public. The three Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication awards will go to three different categories; Science Writing, Films, and Music and Art. Finally, engraved around the edge of the case back are the words “Winner of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.”
It was at BaselWorld 2014 that Omega debuted the new Omega speedmaster X-33 series replica watches UK, which we referred to as “the real heir to the cult favorite Omega X-33 aviation/aerospace watch of the 1990s.” Now, as a new-for-2015 version we have the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition, which adds what first appears to be a stunning color combination that links this space-age watch to an interesting project called Solar Impulse.
We were excited to go hands-on with the new X-33 in 2014, a version with a case and bracelet in grade 2 titanium and a color scheme that overall appeared to be mono-chromatic – save for a splash of red on the seconds hand. With the Solar Impulse limited edition the X-33 receives a much more colorful outfit and one that, with its deep blues and vibrant greens, is admittedly more linked to planet Earth than the cold nothingness of outer space.
While the 45 millimeter wide case fake Omega watches are still crafted from grade 2 titanium, new is the beautiful blue of the ceramic bezel, the green and blue rings on the periphery of the dial, as well as the green seconds hand. The reason for this Earth-themed color selection is that with this limited edition, Omega connects the X-33 with the Solar Impulse project, which they have been a part of since its earliest phases back in 2006.
The aim of this project is to create an airplane that is powered only by solar energy and is capable of flying around the globe, as Swiss Omega replica watches online put it: “making a bold statement about viable alternatives to non-renewable energy.” In March 2015, the around-the-world Solar Impulse flight will take off from Abu Dhabi and over five months the pilots will stop in Asia, North America and Southern Europe, flying day and night, to complete the first solar-powered circumnavigation of the world.
Omega has been in bed with the Olympics committee for a long time, being the “official time keeper” for most of the events. What this basically means is that Omega gets to put their name on the clocks and such that time events. But it is possible that Omega replica watches UK is actually making some of these time keepers, most of which are digital these days and rely on sensors, rather than human hands for operation.
Having said that, the opportunity for Omega to release special Olympics event watches is too tempting to resist, and this time around, they have something really special. Despite the thick layer of controversy which exists atop this year’s Summer Olympics, Omega is able to provide a truly charming timepiece in commemoration of the event. Surely to become a collectors item as the watch so gracefully combines the five ring Olympian logo with chronograph functionality that the Omega Speedmaster is know for. Of course, not settling there, Omega had to fill each ring with a different function. So what did they do to fill the extra two dials, as a standard chronograph only has three? Well they turned one of them into a day of the week indicator, and another into a seven day counter. Meaning this chronograph now measures up to seven days. Pretty nifty. The middle ring that is the day of the week counter used a broad “T” shaped hand to make use of the limited area to display the day of the week.
Styling is conservative, but nice. This is not a “modern” timepiece, but a mere tasteful alteration on a classic theme. Red trim lines the watch, along with the Omega logo, and some of the numbers. A color often used when attempting to represent speed. The case is gold, contrasting well again the gold case and black leather strap. A steel version and metal bracelet are available and the gold versions come in rose or yellow gold. Inside is Omega Caliber 3888 automatic movement fake watches, of course with a co-axial escapement. Power reserve is an impressive 52 hours.
The best part? No cheesy lettering or logos on the face of the Omega high quality copy watch. The only indicator that this watch represents a tribute to the Olympics is the design of the subdials in the interlocked five ring pattern. Otherwise the watch is understated and tasteful. I personally am not a fan of watch that has too much logo work or unnecessary writing on the face. Leave that type of thing for an engraving on the caseback, if at all. People who wear this watch are going to do so for more than just the Olympics. Let it be a perfect daily wear watch, with a subtle reminder of its purpose. That is the best way to go, and Omega thankfully retained that logic here.