Omega Replica Watches UK turns to the grey side of the Moon

Following the success of the limited edition Dark Side of the Moon in 2013, Omega replica watches uk has pushed on with its research into high-tech coloured ceramics. 

The repackaging job Omega has done on itself in the past seven years or so has been remarkable: moving upmarket, developing its technical prowess  on all fronts and successfully making something as obscure (in the public mind) as an escapement the central tenet of its message of quality and innovation.

But it hasn’t always seemed all that fun. In particular, the fertile creative instinct that runs through much of Omega’s past – from pie-pans to Ploprofs to Flightmasters and right back to sliding cases and Petrograds – seemed absent. Or, at least, it was being channeled into materials and engineering, rather than design. Liquidmetal, silicon, Sedna gold – they all sound exciting, but the fake Omega watches uk using them were less so.

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And then, 18 months ago, Omega seemed suddenly to loosen its tie. It started with the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon: a bolt from the blue – or, rather, from space – that gave us an all-black speedy in full ceramic that was as sleek and suave as anything the brand had ever produced. There were re-editions of the deliciously ‘70s Seamaster Bullhead and Speedmaster MkII; then a Moonwatch this year in titanium and gold, with an extraordinary laser-etched brown-grey dial and brown Nato strap; while the De Ville Tresor gave us an equally unexpected, super-chic dress watch with a hand-wound Master Co-Axial movement.

Now this, a grey version of the Dark Side of the Moon. Both are versions of the Omega Replica Speedmaster 9300, itself a two-subdial, Co-Axial version of the classic Moonwatch. Which is a long way of saying that it’s all the same design really, but it’s extraordinary how so apparently rigid a blueprint as that of the Moonwatch can give rise to such satisfying variants.

It was going to be called the Lunar Dust, by the way, but given the existence of Romain Jerome’s Moon Dust-DNA line (containing bits of actual moon-rock), it’s Grey Side of the Moon instead. Again the case is hewn from a single block of ceramic, this time white ceramic that’s blasted at 20,000ºC in a plasma chamber (whatever that may be), and consequently turns grey.

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Whereas the Dark Side’s dial was also of black ceramic, this one is in sand-blasted platinum, which makes the Replica Omega Classic watches a smidgeon more expensive. This dial has a rather pleasing tonality – lighter than the case/bezel and almost stony in effect, but with a pleasing sheen in certain light conditions. Dial and bezel markings are also enhanced with a powerful blue lume.

As with the 9300, the Moonwatch’s usual  6 o’clock subdial for chronograph hours is replaced by a date window, while the right-hand subdial has two hands for both hours and minutes. Turn the replica Omega watches over, and you have a thrilling 3D view of the movement.

I’d still pick the Dark Side of the Moon first, but this is a formidable alternative from a firm that’s regained its instinct for cool. Frankly, grey has never seemed so exciting.

Replica Omega Speedmaster ’57 ‘Vintage’ Watches Hands-On, ‘George Clooney’s Choice’

The Omega Replica Speedmaster ’57 collection has become a rather hot subset of the popular Speedmaster timepiece family since it was originally introduced in 2013. Sporting Omega’s modern in-house made caliber 9300 Co-Axial Chronograph movement in a 41.5mm wide case that is slightly smaller than the largest available Speedmaster at 44.25mm wide, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 also uses more “historic” hands as compared to the more modern “needle-style” of most contemporary Omega Replica Speedmaster watches.

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At Baselworld 2015, Omega introduced yet another version of the Speedmaster ’57 with a very cool looking retro design. In addition to the “vintage” style dial with a matte black face and aged-style luminant, Omega decided to use a slightly different handset which is more indicative of the original Omega Speedmaster from 1957 with the so called “broad arrow hands.”

In a sense, this Omega Speedmaster ’57 for 2015 is an aesthetic emulation of the original 1957 Omega Speedmaster for today’s Speedmaster fans. In that regard, it is unabashedly a “retro revival” watch, but it is done very well and offers a vintage look with a totally modern package. So yes, it is a fashion watch, but a fashion fake Omega watches of the highest regard.

A few months ago, I was strolling on Sunset Boulevard here in Los Angeles and noticed an extremely tall and prominent billboard advertisement for Omega, which happened to feature this specific Omega Speedmaster ’57 watch… as well as George Clooney. On a classic motorcycle in the desert, Clooney is riding along wearing the Omega Speedmaster ’57 and the phrase “George Clooney’s Choice” is the selling point. For a mainstream audience, this message likely works well and the attractive design of the vintage looking dial on this particular version of the Omega Speedmaster ’57 is most certainly a crowd pleaser. Can you blame Omega for not going into additional detail about the best Omega replica watches and the history it leverages? I don’t think so – what I find most interesting are the layers of appreciation possible with a watch like this that can be marketed in a range of ways. You can enjoy the Omega Speedmaster ’57 as a watch nerd, or just as a guy looking for a nice looking luxury timepiece.

Offered in a range of styles, we gave the Omega Speedmaster ’57 high marks for its mixture of sporty and dressy elements. Omega surely offers more than enough Speedmaster watch variety, and the challenge for consumers is trying to find the right Speedmaster for them. Seriously, we have more conversations helping people to choose “the right Speedmaster for them” than anything else.

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The Omega Speedmaster ’57 has a lot of unique traits and, in fact, can exist nicely alongside other Speedmasters in your collection. In fact, some people might like to have an original Replica Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch with the 1861 manually wound movement as well as the more unique looking Omega Speedmaster ’57 with the in-house made movement. They are both Speedmasters but have enough distinct elements to both have a solid place in any watch collection.

While I am not always a fan of Omega fake watches which are blatantly new but trying to look old, I really like the particular combination of colors and style in these 2015 Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph 41.5mm reference 331.10.42.51.01.002 (on the steel bracelet) and 331.12.42.51.01.002 (on the leather strap) watches. The honey-brown Barenia leather strap on the latter is particularly nice. Speedmaster watches are not typically offered on a strap (well sometimes a strap is included along with a bracelet) but this is a really handsome model. I also find that the more historic combination of hands works really well, as this 2015 Omega Speedmaster ’57 most directly hearkens to the original Omega Speedmaster replica watch from 1957 – what a damn fine classic that has turned out to be, right?

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At 41.5mm wide in steel, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph fits on the larger side thanks to the broad lugs. Though, of course, it fits a bit smaller than the over-44mm-wide version (that is also fantastic and shares the same caliber 9300 movement). The case has a sapphire crystal over the dial as well as over the movement and is water resistant to 100 meters.

The dial legibility is still fantastic despite the cream colored indexes and hands. I have a feeling that the lume is also very good. The dial features two subdials, but thanks to the 9300 movement has a full 12-hour chronograph as the right subdial has a counter for chronograph minutes and hours. The movement also features the date. Unfortunately Omega still hasn’t imbued the 9300 family of movements with their “Master Co-Axial” technology which essentially adds the anti-magnetic properties. Though that will happen eventually, and the 9300 movement remains one of the best calibers that Omega produces.

With a Co-Axial escapement and COSC Chronometer certification, the caliber 9300 movement is among the most beautiful “mass production” Swiss in-house made movements around right now, in my opinion. The movement has 60 hours of power reserve and contains a silicon balance spring, operating at the abnormal 3.5Hz frequency that Co-Axial movements do.

The 2015 Replica Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph watches clearly do fit into the larger Omega Speedmaster ’57 family but we call them the “Retro” or “Vintage” models given the unique handset in addition to the dial colors. It might have been a good idea for Omega to further differentiate the collection with slightly unique names, but at least we have the reference numbers which, again, are the 331.10.42.51.01.002 (bracelet) and 331.12.42.51.01.002 (strap). Price is 7,500 Swiss Francs and $9,000 in USD.