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.”
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.
Heading into this morning’s Omega meeting which, like, basically the entire team attended, we were all excited to see the new limited edition “Trilogy” of the Speedmaster, Omega Seamaster replica watches UK, and Railmaster. And they were awesome, you’ll hear more about them shortly (in video!) but we knew they’d be awesome. What we did not know is that we’d see another Omega sports watch, one that comes slightly out of left field, was not included in this year’s Basel press release, and at this moment, does not even exist on the Omega website. But it’s awesome, and it’s priced to move. In fact, this is one of the most commercially compelling watches of the show, and by virtue of that, maybe of the year 2017.
This is the Railmaster. But it’s not the new limited edition Railmster fake watches, but a new small collection that has a hell of a lot going for it. It’s 40mm in diameter, features a subtle curved lug design, a cross-hair, and a lovely dial design that features arabic numerals at the poles. The dial here is steel instead of bronze and feature nice vertical brushing. We have luminous hands with a small luminous pip at the end of the seconds hand complete just a very nice look over all.
As for the particulars? It’s a Railmaster so it’s anti-magnetic. And even more true to form, it’s got a closed caseback and pull out crown, two features of the original Railmaster and indeed two small things that might keep the price down (hint: you’re gonna like where this is headed). What’s more, the watch features an in-house Master Co-Axial chronometer movement, and enjoys all the benefits that go with that. Nothing to sneeze at if you care about, you know, actual watchmaking.
Finally, the reason that I rushed right home today to tell you about this new Railmaster collection is this: you can buy the Omega cheap fake watches you see above with either the black or silver dial for $4,900 on a strap. On a bracelet? $5,100. Like I said, you’re gonna like these. Sure, the dial is printed instead of applied, the crown doesn’t screw down, and the caseback is closed, but who cares? This watch has it where it counts and that is with a good looking dial, nice case size, and fantastic in-house movement. This watch, to me, is aimed squarely at Rolex’s excellent Oyster Perpetual 39mm (which retails for $5,700) and the even more expensive Explorer I. And, if you like old watches, the printed dial, applied lume, and closed caseback might even be selling points. After visiting Omega today, it’s clear to me they are coming hard, and this collection offering this quality at this price point? You simply can’t argue with.