At Baselworld 2016, Omega replica watches UK finally delivers on their promise to update the popular Seamaster Planet Ocean collection with “Master Chronometer”-rated, in-house-made movements. This is also the first major update to the Seamaster Planet Ocean collection since the debut of the 9300 movement-based Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph watches in 2011. In this article, I go hands-on with the updated Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Chronograph, which is very much like the outgoing model, but with an upgraded movement and some overall design updates and refinements.
Omega isn’t exactly sure what it wants to call this watch, apparently. The two official names are “Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 45.5mm Chronograph fake watches” and “Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Chronograph.” Perhaps both are right, or perhaps there is another official name. In any event, the watches are really nice, even though there might not be seriously compelling reasons for owners of the outgoing generation Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph watches to upgrade.
Omega actually didn’t release any totally new models at Baselworld 2016, but rather updates and extensions. That isn’t per se a bad strategy, and it is a good idea for them to improve the value proposition of their existing family of watches. Nevertheless, no one would argue that Omega lacks SKUs or product families. For this year, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean collection is most notably updated with a movement that is now a “Master Chronometer.” This basically means that the movement goes through the extensive METAS testing in-house at Omega, and that compared to the outgoing 9300 movement the new caliber 9900 (9901 on the precious metal case model) has the highly antimagnetic properties which make Master Chronometer watches resistant to 15,000 gauss.
The 9300 movement Omega replica watches UK family was already one of the best movements Omega ever made (something that Omega even admitted a short while after they released it). The 9900 should prove even better, and continues to be beautiful and visible through the large sapphire crystal caseback on the watch. Again, recall that it isn’t common to have exhibition caseback windows on 600m water-resistant dive-style watches.
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.
Launched in 2015, the Omega Globemaster series replica watch was an instant hit with its classic design and beautiful good looks. This year, Omega had decided to incorporate the annual calendar function into the Globemaster, and thus resulting in the all-new Constellation Globemaster Annual Calendar.
The inspiration behind the creation of the annual calendar lies in the pie-pan dial Omega cheap fake watches UK, where there are twelve facets that allow each individual month to fit into it perfectly. A small hand, similar to the system that is employed by H. Moser & Cie., is used to indicate the current month. It is rather brilliant, admittedly.
Besides the inclusion of an additional complication, Omega had done some other changes to the Globemaster as well. This includes an increase of the case diameter size, from 39mm to 41mm, as well as the blue details that can be found on several aspects of the dial (such as the hands, Omega logo, writings on the dial, and the Constellation star). To complement the blue theme, the stainless steel watch is also fitted with a blue leather strap.
The watch is fitted with Omega Calibre 8922 movement replica watches. This automatic movement, similar to the predecessing Globemaster, is both Master Chronometer- and METAS (Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology)-certified. It boasts a power reserve of 55 hours, and it is magnetic resistant of up to 15,000 Gauss.
The Globemaster Annual Calendar is available in several variants- either in 18k Sedna gold, two-tone (Sedna Gold and stainless steel), or stainless steel with tungsten carbide bezel. For the precious metal models, the watch will also be fitted with an 18k Sedna Gold winding rotor. One point to note would be the fact that the 18k Sedna Gold version is limited to 52 pieces.