A few days ago, Omega replica watches UK— the Official Timekeeper of the Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro — announced a charity component that will accompany the one-year countdown to the big event. The brand is partnering with Viva Rio, a Brazilian non-profit organization that works to promote a culture of peace and social inclusion.
Every month for the next 12 months, Omega will announce a new venture designed to leave a lasting impression on the host city. The first of the 12 social action projects supports vulnerable mothers in the Costa Barros, North Zone, of Rio, where violence is high. Omega will revitalize a center where pregnant women and mothers can gain education and healthcare from a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. You can read more about this project and the new social media project Omega Replica Mania has begun to also support Rio in our column on topreplica.co.uk.
The Summer Olympics will mark the 27th time Replica Omega Seamaster watches has been involved in the Olympic Games since the 1932 Olympics. The brand’s incessant research and development into timing has yielded some of the most precise timing equipment in the world, and is renowned for creating new methods to time swimmers and runners.
To celebrate its role s the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, Omega releases special Olympic watches — usually in the Speedmaster line. While there is a Speedmaster timepiece honoring Rio, the watch we like even better is the new Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 Limited Edition watch that really brings home the colors of the country and the Olympic Rings. The blue leather strap is stitched with threads of yellow, green, red and black –the colors of the Olympic rings, and those colors are translated onto the inner rotating bezel, as well. the bullhead-like case shape is inspired by a 1969 Omega replica watches that was used by rally drivers. The new watch houses the Omega Co-Axial Chronograph Caliber 3113 with a central seconds hand and a 30-minute counter. The Rio 2016 Olympic Game logo is engraved on the case back. Just 316 pieces will be made, with each retailing for $9,600.
In 2015 Omega replica watches shop introduced a new version of its De Ville timepiece featuring a smaller 36 mm diameter case, the same size of the 1953 original which was the first 24-hour watch in the world to feature a second time zone.
Offering the possibility to set three time zones, the new De Ville features a robust stainless steel case with rotating bezel which frames a double 24-hour display with a red date indication at 3 o’clock. The vintage look is enhanced by the domed Plexiglas. Water resistant to 100 metres, this classic pilot Replica Omega Speedmaster watch has a screwed solid case back.
The Omega Replica De Ville is powered by the automatic GL 293 calibre based on the ETA 2893-2 beating at 28,800 vph and offering a power reserve of 42 hours.
Fitted with a black leather or a fabric strap, the Replica Omega De Ville is available with a Swiss replica Omega cream (ref. 3944.11.LB77U) or a black (3944.19.LB99U) dial and has a retail price of Euro 1,750,00 / US$ 2,600,00.
We were used to seeing this fake Omega watches in the green and yellow scheme designed especially for brand ambassador Yohan Blake, second fastest man in the world after fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt. The Omega De Ville has been given a black and white colour scheme, and it is a limited edition of 50 pieces available exclusively at Omega boutiques in Geneva, Paris, London Mount Street, Harrods, Milan, Monaco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Doha.
The case of the De Ville is in black TZP-N ceramic with a caseband in NTPT® carbon, but its most unusual feature is its asymmetry, longer from top to bottom on the crown side. This is accentuated by the white flying bridges that sweep across the skeletonized movement. What look like pushers on each side of the drown are in fact crown protectors, designed to increase the protection for the Replica Omega De Ville watch which was made to be used during sports activities.
The skeletonised Omega replica watches movement has two mainspring barrels providing 55 hours power reserve. Omega built the watch specifically for high impact resistance, and the De Ville was tested to 5,000 G and above.
Price about €125,000.
The iconic Seamaster Omega Bullhead was resurrected in late 2013 with three limited editions. Now as part of the Olympics series, Omega releases yet another edition, the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition. This edition does not come as a surprise, given how Omega has been supporting the Olympics over generations. But what do we think about co-branding and the whole gimmick of pop culture? After all Omega is the cheap Omega replica watches behind the numbered 007 metal pumping, muscle throbing murderer.
While we are not ardent fans of Daniel Craig or the spy entourage, we do appreciate bullheads. Bullhead chronographs are reminiscent of motor sports from the 70’s and is arguably a definitive motor sport chronograph. This Omega variant reserves this rich heritage, with the bullhead pushers and an elevated dial angle. There have been some changes however, to the pushers. The pushers on the new replica Omega Seamaster Bullhead, while still at the head of the bull- mounted on the top of the watch, are flat pushers as opposed to the original round pushers. Apart from this significant difference, the Bullhead also uses a new movement, the automatic Co-Axial calibre 3113. This movement is a modern achievement by Omega which replaces the old manually-wound calibre 930 found in the vintage model. However, being a stickler for vintage movements, we will choose the older and less efficient 930 over the new co-axial anytime. Of course, this is merely for romantic associations rather than pragmatic ones. The modern movement is not pathetic either, as it uses an integrated automatic column wheel movement, which contains the DNA of traditional integrated chronograph movements.
While the new Bullhead’s dial design captures the strength of the original, with its distinctive inner bezel and the sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock, we have found the inner bezel oddly poised in a chronograph. For one, it merely ‘functions’ as a decoration. Inner bezels or flanges are used in diver Omega Replica Constellation watches and are/were functional albeit obsolete (given today’s gadgets and elctronics). In this case though, the inner bezel while adding an additional dimension to the watch, is purely cosmetic.
In conclusion, the Omega Bullhead Rio 2016 edition is an interesting piece, wears well on the wrist and is a great weekend watch. The playful colours on the bezel and strap fits perfectly on the wrist of a weekend drive or an offshore yacht getaway. While it is a great fake Omega watches for the fun loving crowd, or collectors of Bullhead chronographs, it hardly comes across as a beater or a classic keeper, given its adulterated association with ‘limited editions’ and the fanfare overture of the Olympics. The watch retails at SGD $12,400.