So you finally got your hands on the coveted high quality replica OMEGA x Swatch MoonSwatch watches. Congratulations! You either paid a lot of money on the secondhand market or you waited really long in line. Perhaps, you even flew abroad to much easier get your hands on this precious timepiece. No matter how you got there, we aren’t here to judge. We’re here to help. Customising your MoonSwatch is just about the hottest thing you can do since actually acquiring your MoonSwatch. Here’s how.
There’s nothing quite like adding your own personal touch to a timepiece. Maybe you pair your cheap UK Omega fake watches with a cute beaded bracelet to off-set your serious office look, or maybe you added a few diamonds to the dial to up the glam for your next evening gala. Customisation is the cherry on top of owning best Omega replica watches, and the cherry becomes even sweeter when it comes to a highly coveted timepiece.
Of course, the MoonSwatch isn’t your regular highly coveted timepiece. Launched last year, it is not a limited edition series, though it is sold only in limited amounts in select stores during certain periods. It was birthed through the collaboration of two of watchmaking’s greatest, top Omega copy watches and Swatch, who both normally play in very different fields of casual and luxury watchmaking.
Nevertheless, the collaboration was an instant hit. Even in Bangkok, queues outside Central World went around the block, as everyone wanted a piece of the space-inspired MoonSwatch. 11 unique 1:1 Omega replica watches make up the Bioceramic MoonSwatch Collection, with a special ‘Mission to Moonshine Gold’ edition launched in just a few countries. Designed to “reach for the planets” and inspired by various “missions” to the sun, the moon, and all of the planets in the solar system, it is a colourful collection that ranges from bright blues, yellows, and pinks, over to the very popular blacks, browns, and grey colour ways.
Yet selecting your chosen edition and bringing it home is only where the fun begins. Read on for how to give your MoonSwatch that extra pizzaz through customisation of straps and an interplay of colours, materials, and more.
How to customise your MoonSwatch like a pro
It starts with colour
The first step to finding the right MoonSwatch for your fit is working with colour. The AAA super clone Omega MoonSwatch collection watches offers plenty of room to play, as it is already available in 11 different colour ways. This is where you need to ask yourself the big questions: Will you accessorise with contrasting or complementary colours? Do you want to play it safe or surf along the edge of madness? Will you go for monotone or pattern prints?
Play it safe with monotone
Experimenting with colour can add a fresh mood and tone to your timepiece. One of the most popular editions is the black ‘Mission to the Moon’ MoonSwatch, which is often customised with a suave black strap. This adds an elevated aura to the 2023 replica Omega watches, compared to its original velcro strap, which can feel a little bulky.
In fact, taking the colour of the dial and applying it to the strap is a popular way to incorporate a sense of unity in your customisation. If you want to take things a little further, use the same tone as the chronograph display, as seen on the beautiful ‘Mission to Pluto’ MoonSwatch customisation below. The Bordeaux red chronograph is paired with a hatch grain Bordeaux red strap for a very chic new feel.
Get creative with contrast
Use the colour wheel to your advantage and experiment with colour blocking, and using contrasting colours for a bit of fun. The model below is the ‘Mission to Venus,’ which has been customised with a green fabric strap for a bold contrast and a youthful interplay with the pastel pink of the original case.
Dabble in prints
Perhaps you’re not quite ready to make a contrasting colour leap, or perhaps you want to get wacky with the leap you’ve already made. If you really dare, go for colourful prints or patterns on your strap and really stand out from the crowd. The ‘Mission to Uranus’ below is complemented by a rubber blue cameo strap for a touch of personality that seems to go well with pancakes.
If loud prints aren’t your thing, you can still get away with a touch of colour through subtle stripes. Below, the luxury fake Omega ‘Mission to Uranus’ MoonSwatch watches is customised with a fabric strap and a touch of bright orange. Simple, yet so effective, and wildly different in personality to the one above. See how fun this is?
Fabric, rubber, or leather?
Beyond the details in the dial, it is often the strap that provides the tell-tale for what kind of watch you’re wearing, or what kind of wearer the watch inhabits. Rubber straps are commonly used for dive Omega replica watches for sale, whilst leather straps are most commonly used for dress watches. Fabric falls into a fashionable in-between.
The MoonSwatch boasts a relatively large case with a 42mm diameter, making it easy to pair with any of these materials. Whilst the original velcro strap is sporty, it does feel a bit stiff, and wearers often change the strap for both comfort and customisation for a more balanced wrist look and feel.
Fabric doesn’t mean you’re soft
Fabric straps are extremely versatile, as there are so many fabrics to choose from, and so many ways the fabric can be manipulated. The ‘Mission to Mercury’ edition above is contrasted by a light brown/green leather strap, and conveys a sense of adventure.
Normally, only James Bond wears a dive watch with a suit, so rubber straps for everyday use are best reserved for secret agents. However, in the case of the best quality fake Omega MoonSwatch watches, rubber straps seem to be the most popular.
Again, there is plenty of versatility with rubber, and it is the most fun material for experimenting with colour. The above ‘Mission to the Moon’ immediately stands out on the wrist with its daring red rubber strap, adding plenty of drama to your look.
There are also so many different types of rubber. Perlon, a type of nylon, is a beautiful way to incorporate rubber in a lesser obvious way. Below, the ‘Mission to the Sun’ edition catches a few extra rays with a strap suited to everyday wear.
Leather for the long run
Leather is applauded for its durability, and also for being one of the most classic types of online Omega replica watches straps. There is something extremely timeless about a leather strap, and something extremely nostalgic, too. Whilst it is more difficult to care for than rubber, adding a leather strap to your MoonSwatch will give it an air of sophistication.
The ‘Mission to Earth’ below sees a turquoise gaucho strap that beautifully complements the dark dial of the timepiece for a handsome look and feel.
Again, don’t be afraid to experiment with the different kinds of leather. If you want to keep things classic in colour, you can still play around with texture. Below, the ‘Mission to Jupiter’ boasts an ecru croco strap for a sense of jungle mystery — that still very much works in the city.
Where to shop MoonSwatch straps
There are many international online stores where you can order Swiss made Omega fake watches straps for your MoonSwatch.
Horus Watch Straps has an entire dedicated page to MoonSwatch straps, available in a huge range of colours (and patterns!), all in rubber. Meanwhile, Delugs also includes leather options, and suggested colour pairings for the uninitiated. Several of the examples featured in this piece hail from Jakarta-based Etsy store, Seventh Creation. The biggest variety of straps come from Australia-based Strapify, with over 800 straps to choose from, and a huge selection of materials.
If you’re looking to keep it local, Bangkok offers plenty of Swiss movements Omega replica watches straps in the leather department. Just check in with your local leather dealer, and be sure to opt for a 20mm strap width for the best pairing.
Fifty-three years ago, on April 11th, 1970, the Apollo 13 crew set course to the Moon. What NASA astronauts James Lovell (Commander), Jack Swigert (Command Module pilot), and Fred Haise (Lunar Module Pilot) couldn’t have known was that a major problem would occur just two days later. The top replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches played a vital role in the crew’s safe return and has led to the highest award NASA can give to staff and contractors, the Silver Snoopy Award.
Apollo 13 and the Omega Speedmaster
All three astronauts were wearing their AAA UK fake Omega Speedmaster Professional 105.012 watches, supplied by them to NASA. It was the first “Professional” Speedmaster model that Omega produced. This made it slightly different from the Speedmaster that NASA had qualified in for manned space missions in 1965. Back in 1964, Omega submitted the Speedmaster 105.003 (third generation) to NASA for testing by NASA engineer James Ragan. Unlike the watches that Rolex, Longines-Wittnauer, and (later on) Bulova supplied to NASA, the Speedmaster withstood all tests.
However, at the same time, Omega also developed the “Professional” model with crown guards. This was the fourth generation of high quality Omega Speedmaster replica watches and had reference number 105.012. The caliber 321 inside of it was the same and remained in use until 1968.
A 14-second burn
On April 13th (10:08 PM EST), an accident occurred on board the Service Module. An oxygen tank exploded, leading to the abortion of the mission. This is where the famous “Houston, we’ve had a problem” quote comes from. The command center in Houston worked hard to get the crew back home safely. Swiger, Haise, and Lovell needed to relocate to the Lunar Module and, together with the command center, worked on several solutions to fix the problem(s) and save as much energy as possible. The 1995 movie Apollo 13, featuring Tom Hanks as Lovell, Kevin Bacon as Swigert, and Bill Paxton as Haise, brings you the full story of the accident and the problem-solving steps. If you haven’t watched it (yet), make sure to do so. I’ve noticed that Apollo 13 is always available on at least one of the usual streaming platforms (Apple TV, Amazon Prime, or Netflix).
After fixing the pressing issues onboard the spacecraft, the next challenge was to get it back on the right course. It drifted off course by roughly 60 to 80 nautical miles during the problem-solving events. This would result in the module re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere at the wrong angle, with fatal consequences. The astronauts would need to manually control the spacecraft, readjusting it to the correct course. For this, a 14-second burn of fuel was required.
The timing of exactly 14 seconds was crucial. However, Jack Swigert could not rely on the digital timers onboard the spacecraft. Instead, he had to use his perfect copy Omega Speedmaster Professional 105.012-66 watches, serial number 69, to time 14 seconds using the chronograph function. Needless to say, it worked, and the crew returned safely, splashing down in the South Pacific Ocean on April 17th, exactly 142 hours and 54 minutes after the launch on April 11th.
Now, it might seem that just any watch can time 14 seconds flawlessly. Remember, though, that only the Omega Speedmaster survived NASA’s test, which simulated the abuse the Swiss movements Omega replica watches would receive during use in space.
Silver Snoopy Award
On October 5th, 1970, Omega received NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy Award for its contribution to the success of human space flight missions. This award, a certificate, and a silver Snoopy lapel pin can now be found in the Omega Museum in Biel, Switzerland.
Speedmaster Snoopy tributes
To commemorate this critical role, Omega has released three China super clone Omega Speedmaster Snoopy watches to date. The first was in 2003. It was a black-dial Speedmaster with Snoopy in the sub-dial at 9 o’clock and was a limited edition of 5441 pieces. A second tribute debuted in 2015, a white-dial Speedmaster with a Snoopy comic on the dial and a silver replica of the lapel pin on the case back. This was a limited edition of 1970 pieces. The last one came out in 2020. It featured a silver dial with blue sub-dials (Snoopy once more in the sub-dial at 9 o’clock) and an orbiting Snoopy on the case back. In the video above, I talk about all three wholesale replica Omega Speedmaster Snoopy watches.
The current Moonwatch is close to Apollo 13’s 105.012
Although you can find one of the three 2023 fake Omega Speedmaster Snoopy watches, they come with a hefty price tag on the pre-owned market. The current Omega Speedmaster Professional reference 310.30.42.50.01.001 was introduced in 2021 and underwent some changes compared to its predecessor. You can read all about the updates and changes in detail here. Although the most significant update took place under the dial of this watch with the switch to the new caliber 3861, the watch’s aesthetics go back a few generations. To the Speedmaster Professional 105.012, to be exact.
The case changed to the exact dimensions and lug shape of 105.012, which was already introduced in 2019 for the Apollo 11 limited editions. On the dial, there’s the famous “step,” and the chronograph seconds hand has the same shape as the one used on the caliber 321 models on the first few Speedmaster generations. I believe you can’t go wrong with any Swiss made replica Omega Speedmaster (Professional) watches. Still, when buying the current Moonwatch reference 310.30.42.50.01.001, you will have something very close to the watch that saved the Apollo 13 crew.
For many enthusiasts, vintage high quality replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches is the way to go, despite the current Moonwatch ticking a lot of boxes as well. You should be able to find a nice Speedmaster Professional reference 145.022 for an attractive price, and this buying guide should help you with the things you need to know.
The Speedmaster Professional 145.022 is a sought-after reference that was in production for a long time (1968–1988). It consisted of several iterations, each with small updates. Today, we’ll guide you through the different iterations, how to distinguish them, and how to identify the production year.
Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022
Let’s also make it clear right from the beginning that there was also a “transitional” model in 1968. This luxury UK Omega fake watches still had the aesthetics of caliber-321-powered Speedmaster ref. 145.012, but it had the new caliber 861 inside. This was the reference 145.022-68, the very first Speedmaster to have the caliber 861. It was a Lemania-based successor of the caliber 321 but with a shuttle cam instead of a column-wheel mechanism. This movement also had a higher operating frequency (21,600vph instead of 18,000vph), and it was just as reliable as the caliber 321.
Why is the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 in such high demand?
The perfect replica Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 watches is the reference that has quite a bit to offer. First of all, it is a vintage piece that is still reasonably affordable, depending on the production year and condition. Furthermore, there are a few variations, each of them making it an interesting piece for a collector.
You can go after a pre-Moon-landing model (1968–1969) or a post-Moon model (1969 and later). If you go the latter route, you can choose from a couple of different case backs that Omega used to indicate that the Speedmaster went to the Moon.
Near but not on the Moon
Officially, the 145.022 didn’t go to the Moon. In fact, Omega delivered its predecessors, the caliber-321-powered 105.012 and 145.012 as the official Moonwatches. Astronaut Ron Evans (pictured above) actually had a 145.022 onboard the Apollo 17 spacecraft for a heat-flow experiment. So it was never on the Moon, but it came very close. On the wrist of Ron Evans was, of course, a 145.012/105.012 with the caliber 321.
The 145.022 is interesting
So why not go after a 105.012 or 145.012? That has to do with the price, of course. Whereas the Swiss movements copy Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 watches is still relatively affordable, the prices of the 321-powered models are going up rapidly these days. You can read about that here, but a 145.012 in good condition will be difficult to source from a dealer below €10,000. Never mind the fact that finding an all-original model becomes even more difficult and expensive. The 145.022 is more readily available in untouched condition. And if you dig deep enough, you can even find one with a box and papers.
Speedmaster reference numbers and PIC codes
The production of the 145.022 ran well into the 1980s (in 1983, Omega changed to the new 145.0022 reference number). In 1988, Omega also started using different reference numbers or product identification codes (PIC), but the 145.022/145.0022 numbers were still on the inside of the case backs to indicate the case type. Omega’s PIC coding system meant that the reference for the Moonwatch was 3590.50 until 1996. You could say that things only changed after top Omega replica watches started using Super-LumiNova, a new bracelet, and the later caliber 1861 in 1996/1997. For this article, though, we’ll stick to the 145.022/145.0022 and keep the 3590.50 from 1988 (also with a new bracelet, ref. 1479) out of scope.
The condition makes it interesting
Another reason to go for a Speedmaster Professional 145.022 is that you can find them in your condition of choice. You’ll find everything from unworn to beaten-up examples without breaking the bank as you’d do with a 321 model. I tend to like my vintage 1:1 fake Omega watches a bit worn, showing signs of previous owners who had fun with them. You can also search for dials that have discolored a bit (or faded to brown entirely, although these fetch high prices these days). You’ll even find ones with blue or gray dials, but you will need to pay extra for those “features”. If the condition is important to you, the 145.022 is very interesting as you will even come across some hardly used sets from the early 1980s sometimes.
Omega caliber 861
Caliber 861 is the successor to the caliber 321 that Omega used in the Speedmaster from 1957 to 1968. One of the former Omega archivists told me that caliber 861 went into use in October 1968, but I cannot confirm this. Let’s just say that Omega introduced the movement in 1968. The brand did so for two reasons: it was more accurate than the caliber 321 that ticked at 18,000vph (instead of 21,600), and it was also cheaper to produce. The caliber 861 was also based on a Lemania movement, but instead of a column wheel, it used a shuttle cam for the chronograph operation. This new movement (with a different balance wheel, higher frequency, new construction, etc.) was the base for the movement that we still find in today’s AAA replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches, the caliber 3861. Omega also started using the caliber 861 for other Speedmaster variations such as the Mark II in 1969.
Over the years, the caliber 861 saw different iterations and variations. The first movements came with a steel brake, and in 1971, Omega started using the 861 with a Delrin brake. This brake was a nylon part that was more resistant to wear. There were also luxury-finished models, such as the 861L (above) and the later caliber 863. Other variations of the 861 were the chronometer-certified version (caliber 864) and the caliber 866 with a moonphase complication. Omega also used different reference numbers for these China Omega super clone watches, so they are not in the scope of this buying guide.
Variations of the Speedmaster Professional 145.022
There are a couple of different versions of the Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022. If you are willing to also include gold and two-tone versions, it can get really interesting. In 1969, Omega introduced the often-discussed Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI commemorative edition, with a production run of only 1,014 pieces. This is also a reference 145.022, but it has a “BA” (yellow gold) prefix. You will find more information about this model in the article we did on all the gold Speedmaster Professional models. Then there is the two-tone model with “DD” before the reference number.
However, if we only look at stainless steel Omega replica watches for sale, you could say there are a number of versions:
After that, in 1981, the 145.022 becomes the 145.0022 (but the case reference remained 145.022, to make it more confusing). The -XX indicates the production year of the case back. A common misconception is that this also indicates the exact production year of the entire watch. For example, the 145.022-69 was in production from 1969 to 1971.
How does it work?
The fact that a case back indicates 145.022-76 or -78, for example, does not mean that Omega did not produce any online fake Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 watches in 1977. Always refer to the serial/movement number (not to be confused with the caliber number) that is engraved on the movement. The 145.022-78 was replaced by the 145.0022 around 1981. On current models, you will find this serial number also on the inside of one of the lugs. Below is an example of my 3570.50 with the serial number on one of the lugs.
Extract of the Archives
Even with these serial or movement numbers, it can get quite tricky. Omega engraved the numbers during the production process of the movements, not during the final assembly of the watch. You can find a relatively accurate overview of Speedmaster serial numbers and matching production years here. Note, however, that it isn’t 100% accurate. For that, you will need to request an Extract of the Archives.
A movement might have been on the shelf for quite some time while lower numbers found their way into 2023 replica Omega watches. The only way to be certain about the production year of a Speedmaster is by using the Omega Museum website to request an Extract of the Archives. We did an in-depth write-up on these Extracts of the Archives from Omega.
Case backs, dials, and bracelets
The first 145.022, with the -68 indicator on the inside of the case back, is known as the transitional model. It had the new-style hands and caliber 861 but the dial with an applied Omega logo like the previous 321-powered models. In 1969, Omega started using the white printed logo on the dial. Those first dials still had the stepped sub-registers — the counters are somewhat deeper in the dial than on later models — and the appearance of those caliber 321 models except for the hands and logo.
Basically, the dials of the best quality fake Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 watches can be divided into two different variations — the step dial and the flat dial. The step dial comes close to the dial of the 145.012 and its predecessors, except for the differences in typography and the applied Omega logo (except for the transitional 145.022-68 reference). The 145.022-69 and 145.022-71 have the step dial. This is easy to distinguish as it divides the central part of the dial from the periphery where the minute track is. This flange disappeared with the 145.022-74.
From ref. 145.022-74 and onwards, the dial should be flat with no step. To make things a bit more complex, the 145.022-76 comes in a few different variants. They always have a flat dial, of course, but the “S” in “Speedmaster” can be slightly different (the later models have a longer “S”).
The abbreviation “DON” has become one of the Speedmaster buzzwords in just a few years. Back when nobody could’ve cared less but just wanted to have a decent-looking bezel, a lot of these DON bezels were replaced. I plead guilty as well. DON stands for Dot Over Ninety, of course, and indicates a certain time frame for the production and use of these bezels. For the 145.022 references, the DON bezels were only used for the 145.022-68 Transitional and the 145.022-69 (but not all of them). Later on, starting with the 145.022-71, the dot was located next to the ninety (in the upper-right corner).
Dot Next To Ninety bezels
You can also identify them by the dot near the 70. DON bezels have the dot located at the lower-right side of the 70, and the later 145.022 references had the dot next to the 70 (in the middle). However, not every 145.022-69 was delivered with a DON bezel, there are also 145.022-69 references that had the non-DON bezel (if that makes sense). So don’t stare blindly at the bezel when it concerns a 145.022-69. The DON bezels also had an “È” instead of an “E” in “TACHYMÈTRE”. Keep in mind, however, that if your reference/serial number should have a DON bezel and it doesn’t, these parts have become crazily expensive.
Misprinted 220 bezels
There is one bezel that is perhaps even more interesting than a DON bezel for a Speedmaster 145.022-69 — the “220” bezel from 1970 only. This bezel was a misprint by Omega. Where the tachymeter should have said “200” — let’s say at three-thirty — it said “220”. You can find more information about these 220 bezels here and more about wholesale Omega Speedmaster replica watches bezels in general here.
I already touched on the subject of case backs above, but in general, there were four different case backs for the Speedmaster Professional 145.022:
Case back with seahorse and “Speedmaster” writing (145.022-68/-69)
Case back with straight “First Watch Worn On The Moon” writing (145.022-69, 1970–1973)
Case back with straight “First Watch Worn On The Moon – Apollo XI 1969” writing (145.022-69, 1971/1972)
Case back with “Flight-Qualified by NASA For All Manned Space Missions” writing (145.022-71/-78)
Then there’s a fifth version, but it’s so rare that we don’t consider it part of the normal collection:
Case back with no engraving “No NASA” (145.022-71)
Let me start by saying that the straight-writing case backs are the rare ones, especially the ones with “Apollo XI 1969” engraved in them as well. These are more or less the same as the gold BA145.022 Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI (the one with the burgundy bezel, remember?) case back with the “Apollo XI 1969” engraving.
The straight-writing case backs are the most sought-after ones, but please note that a number of these different case backs were used in the same period or at least with overlap.
Pre-Moon case back
The plain case back with only a seahorse and “Speedmaster” writing is considered the “Pre-Moon” case back, although this design was used for the 145.022-69 until 1971 when Omega fake watches site started using the 145.022-71 reference number sometime during that year.
When it comes to Speedmaster bracelets, we could write a separate book on those. Let’s keep it short and simple, though, and not make rocket science out of it (as it wasn’t for Omega at the time). Several different bracelets have been used for the Speedmaster Professional 145.022, from reference 1039 with flexible links (until 1971) to the most famous “145.022” bracelet, reference 1171. You will also come across bracelets with reference numbers 1116 (very similar to the 1990s reference 1479) and 1175 (similar to 1171).
Holzer and the 1171/1 bracelet
Then there is the Holzer bracelet, which looks a bit different. It was produced in Mexico with a local supplier (Holzer) and was used as a standard bracelet in the 1980s (and also to replace the original 1171 bracelet during service). These 1171/1 bracelets use pins stead of screws.
What to pay and where to look?
The price you’ll pay for a Speedmaster Professional 145.022 greatly depends on the condition but also on the variation or specifics of the replica Omega watches paypal. A Speedmaster Professional 145.022 with a tropical dial (see below) will fetch more than one without, and a Speedmaster 145.022-78 with a box and papers in New Old Stock condition will be more expensive than a worn-out Speedmaster 145.022-69 with a straight text engraving. Websites or apps like Chrono24 are useful to determine the price of a watch. However, there’s often a difference between the asking prices and the actual transaction price. A website like WatchCharts shows transaction data when it comes to prices.
The best buys I’ve gotten for Omega Speedmaster fake watches shop, including the 145.022 models, were on eBay or through people offering them directly to me. Another great alternative is to keep track of the sales sections on Omega Forums, where you will often buy a Speedmaster from another collector or enthusiast. You can also try your luck at auctions, but Speedmasters are popular, and you’ll have to pay a premium (20–25%) to the auction house on top of the hammer price. You’ll also find many Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 models on Chrono24. By using the site’s escrow service, you have some protection as a buyer as well.
Omega has donned the wrists of more than a few action heros, including James Bond, but the real life supermen that donned the timepieces as tool watches in NASA’s space program are perhaps the most exciting “brand ambassadors,” if you can call them that. Now one of the ultra-rare UK best Omega replica watches owned by one of the astronauts is coming up for sale in what could be a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Wind Vintage is putting astronaut Scott Carpenter’s 18-karat gold 1:1 cheap fake Omega Speedmaster 145.022-69 BA watches up for sale. Carpenter was not only an astronaut, he was an aquanaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, naval officer and aviator and was one of seven astronauts selected for NASA’s Project Mercury, the first human spaceflight program in the United States, in April 1959. A decade later, America would put the first man on the moon and to celebrate that epic historical moment an Astronaut Appreciation Dinner was held by NASA in Houston to celebrate not only the landing, but also the entire American space program. To honor the guests, Omega created its first 18-karat gold Swiss made replica Omega Speedmaster Ref. 145.022 BA watches to gift to astronauts at the event (President Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew were also gifted the timepieces, but were legally unable to keep them and they ultimately reside in the Omega museum in Bienne, Switzerland).
Carpenter’s high quality Omega copy watches is number six of the 30 pieces that were made and comes with his name specially engraved on the caseback, his space mission and a special message that reads “to make man’s conquest of space with time, through time, on time.” The astronaut passed away in 2013 and the Omega fake watches for sale has come to market directly from one of Carpenter’s family members. According to Eric Wind, owner of Wind Vintage, this is the “holy grail” of Omegas and there is evidence to back that up. Just last year, astronaut Will Schirra’s commemorative gold Omega Speedmaster replica watches wholesale sold at auction for $1,907,954 and that one came from the second owner who had purchased the piece from Schirra’s family.
The listing price for Carpenter’s prized gold perfect Omega Speedmaster super clone watches comes in at $1.5 million, which seems like a bit of a bargain—comparatively speaking, of course. Unlike Schirra’s Speedy, this one is not up for auction, which means that it will be first come, first serve and, as a historically important piece, likely won’t be around for long.
In a world dominated by smartphones, supercomputers and wrist-borne tech that would’ve gotten Captain Kirk’s heart racing had it been available in 1966 when Star Trek debuted, you’d be forgiven for asking the following question:
Why care about accuracy in mechanical Omega replica watches for sale, a device whose timekeeping technology has been obsolete for decades?
Chances are good that if you’re a regular Robb Report reader, you already know the answer to that question: Yes, mechanical Omega fake watches shop are inferior, compared to their quartz counterparts, with respect to accuracy. And they’re certainly inferior as regards precision when compared to your smartphone.
However — and here’s the rub — they’re superior in numerous other ways: They never require a battery to be changed or charged; they’re based upon technology that’s largely future-proof and can theoretically run forever; and, via their aesthetics, engineering, and storytelling, they bring us joy. ‘Nuff said.
So in that spirit, allow us to introduce to you new high quality Omega Speedmaster replica watches that features a mechanical marvel worthy of your complete attention: The brand new Speedmaster Super Racing may look vaguely like certain luxury Omega copy watches before it—primarily, like the Speedmaster Racing Edition and the Seamaster Aqua Terra 15,000 Gauss upon which its aesthetics are based—but it’s what’s inside that counts. Namely, a new mechanism dubbed the Spirate System that has allowed the Swatch Group’s star brand to achieve an accuracy of 0/+2 seconds per day.
You read that right—this patent-pending spiral, which can be easily adjusted by a trained watchmaker at an Omega boutique, allows for ultra-fine rate adjustments with better-than-chronometer accuracy (-4/+6 seconds per day). This can be achieved thanks to a new Si14 balance spring and an “eccentric” (Omega’s word, not ours) adjustment system on the movement’s balance bridge. Within the new Swiss made replica Omega Speedmaster Super Racing watches, said movement is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9920. Still, the brand hopes to cart this technology over into more movements—and thus, more watches—ASAP.
All this is pretty exciting for serious watchmaking fans. This sort of accuracy is fairly hard to come by even today; indeed, unless you’re dealing with a specialized, in-house movement such as one of UK top Omega super clone watches’ own Co-Axial calibers, even a COSC-certified movement isn’t going to deliver this type of precision. (Granted, as outlined earlier, being impressed by such accuracy will probably occur in concert with the suspension of disbelief inherent in accepting the fact that mechanical watches are inherently obsolete, yet celebrating their accuracy. But I digress.)
Back to this new Speedy for a moment: It’s pretty freaking cool. Measuring 44.25 mm by 14.9 mm tall—with a pesky lug width of 21mm, damn it—it features a Racing-inspired dial replete with yellow-on-black accents, the classic, lumed Speedy baton handset, and the (also-)classic Racing checkered 1/5th-seconds track around the periphery. Look closely and you’ll realize that the Swiss movements replica Omega watches sports an interesting subdial configuration: While running seconds are relegated to 9 o’clock, as usual, at 3 o’clock, there’s a combination 60-minute/12-hour recorder.
The date wheel at 6 o’clock hides yet another secret: The numeral “10”—and only the numeral “10”—is executed in Speedmaster logo font. A cool (albeit useless) Easter egg, to be sure. Shipping on a matching steel bracelet, the 2023 Omega fake watches also features a Polyamide, black NATO-style strap with a neat yellow racing stripe running down the middle, which is made from recycled materials. It comes in a fancy back and will set you back 10Gs. (Pricing is currently only available in CHF at 10,200.)
What can we say? The AAA Omega replica watches looks great, but it’s what’s inside that’s truly exciting. When this tech makes its way down to more Omega movements—and perhaps, to movements at other Swatch brands?—it’ll be a special day, indeed. For now, you’ll have to have the wrist girth to pull off a 44+mm Speedy, however. If you can do that, more power to you!
Omega’s been teasing a big announcement for weeks with images on social media hinting at something technical in nature: macro pictures showed just a coiled spring such as those used in mechanical watches’ regulation (timekeeping) systems. Much speculation ensued, but today’s announcement finally reveals new technology promising unprecedented precision — and it comes in a striking package as the new AAA replica Omega Speedmaster Super Racing chronograph watches.
Cheap UK fake Omega‘s Master Chronometer-certified (by METAS) watches are already highly precise (among offering other benefits) for watches produced at scale. With an accuracy of 0 to +5 seconds per day, it already easily beats the popular COSC chronometer certification (-4 to +6 seconds), and now a new component called Spirate (“spiral” + “rate”) ups the ante to offer 0 to +2 seconds per day. It even rivals Rolex’s -2 to +2 tolerance.
These might seem like tiny increments, and the component in question is a tiny spring system, but the smaller these tolerances the exponentially more challenging they can be to engineer.
The new, patent-pending system uses a (Si14) silicon spring and allows for even finer rate adjustments than previously. We don’t want to get too bogged down in the technicalities, but these adjustments are made possible by allowing the “watchmaker to act on the stiffness of the hairspring’s attachment point through an eccentric adjustment mechanism located on the balance bridge.”
This promises a new era of highly competitive movement technology from perfect Omega replica watches, but it all starts with a handsome Speedy. The Speedmaster Super Racing is the watch that introduces the Spirate sytstem, and its black-and-yellow colorway is meant to reference a previous technical achievement, the best copy Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Bumblebee” watches which was resistant to 15,000 gauss, a milestone in anti-magnetic watches released exactly 10 years ago.
That 1:1 Omega replica watches included a silicon hairspring to attain this impressive amagnetism, and it was later combined with the stringent standards of Master Chronometer certification. Now, the Spirate system only adds to brand’s competitive edge, and the intention isn’t just about bragging rights but to produce these movements industrially.
The wholesale fake Omega Super Racing watches is full of little cues to highlight its technical chops and generally delight brand fans. The honeycomb dial texture is meant to reference another antimagnetic watch in the Omega museum that withstood 160,000 gauss. The alternating seconds/minutes hashmarks recall other Racing Speedies, and more cool touches include a chronograph seconds hand that fades from black to yellow toward its tip. The number 10 on the date wheel is in the italic Speedmaster font to again reference the 10 year anniversary of the 15,000 gauss Aqua Terra.
Consistent in sizing with other modern-leaning luxury replica Omega Speedmaster watches (like the Dark Side of the Moon series), this is a bigger and sportier Speedy measuring 44.25mm wide in steel (with a ceramic bezel insert). The automatic movement, visible through the caseback, offers 60 hours of power reserve and, in addition to the chronograph, a second time zone displayed in the subdial at 3 o’clock.
It’s cool that watch brands continue to compete for technical superiority — and that Omega continues to advance and innovate on its already impressive achievements. It’s fair to say that no one saw the Spirate system coming, and it follows last year’s surprising introduction of the insanely complicated Swiss made super clone Omega Speedmaster Chrono Chime watches.
The new 2023 replica Omega Speedmaster Super Racing watches is cool but it’s just the beginning, and we can look forward to the tech finding its way into more of the brand’s watches. In the meantime, you can get the Speedmaster Super Racing for $11,000 at Omega boutiques.
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One journalist who was there hit upon a novel idea. Sensing they were unlikely to find so many CEOs in the same place anytime soon, they set about asking each one the same question. Not about their own brands, but someone else’s.
Two other companies, Omega and Swatch, who were not part of the fair, had six days earlier announced a collaboration via Instagram. (The timing was not a coincidence and effectively thumbed its nose at the enormous budgets the others had spent setting up shop at the week-long extravaganza.) Swatch, the well-liked but underperforming brand best-known for its pop-coloured quartz 1:1 UK Omega fake watches and being big in the 1980s, had teamed up with Omega, which was essentially the opposite –an increasingly respected maker of prestige timepieces, second only in sales to Rolex.
As well as being both popular and well-respected, Omega had built its reputation on three pillars of money-can’t-buy marketing gold. It had been the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932, the official partner of the James Bond franchise since 1995 and, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked onto the lunar surface in 1969, it’s high quality replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches (or ‘Moonwatch’) became the first watch worn on the Moon. The company had seldom missed a marketing opportunity to remind people of these milestones – and who could blame them? – but for 2022 it had a new idea.
In teaming up with Swatch it released 11 versions of a model it called the MoonSwatch – a replica of its Moonwatch made out of a hybrid material called bioceramic, that looked and felt like plastic. Cheap copy Omega’s Speedmaster Moonwatches Professional retails for between £5,700 and £46,500, depending on the model. The MoonSwatch would cost £207. (Swatch and Omega are owned by the same company, the Swiss giant the Swatch Group, founded in 1983.)
The journalist’s question to all the rival CEOs was a canny one. What did they make of the collaboration?
The opinion of 17 of the 18 was unanimous. It was an appalling idea. The Moonwatch was the jewel in Omega’s crown. Why on Earth would you cheapen it with this nonsense? It would devalue the brand, put off serious watch collectors, and generally make a mockery of a watch unanimously agreed to be a classic of 20th-century design. It wasn’t quite Skoda x Rolls-Royce but… you get the idea.
The 18th CEO declared it a brilliant move. He called it right.
Not only did the MoonSwatch prove such a hit to shut down shops in London, Tokyo and New York during its simultaneous release, it caused actual riots in the street, the police were called in as crowds surged to 2,000-plus in New York and at least one person was hospitalised. It made the front pages of newspapers. Within hours prices for the MoonSwatch on the secondary market had reached £8,100. In other words, more money than the “real” thing.
All of this had a precedent in streetwear collab culture, of course, where intentionally limited stock commands queues around the block, fierce reselling prices but also a hype that quickly moves on. Except: two things. As we round out 2022, prices aren’t quite so high as they were in March, but business is still brisk on the resale market for the MoonSwatch. And second, it’s impact on Swiss made Omega replica watches was overwhelmingly positive – anecdotally, traffic increased significantly to Omega boutiques in the weeks around its launch.
According to one insider, Swatch sales, which at their 1980s peak stood at around 15m a year, had fallen to the tens of thousands. The same analyst estimates the MoonSwatch helped Swatch’s total sales reach 500,000 in 2022. (The MoonSwatch was only available in Swatch shops.)
It may seem like First World News – indeed, it is – but you can bet the rest of the Swiss watch business, responsible to exporting a record £18 billion in China Omega fake watches in 2021, took good notice. The MoonSwatch collab remains the most talked-about launch of 2022. One media outlet called it “without question, the biggest watch release in decades”. You can imagine it being taught as a test case in business schools for years to come.
But Omega, who like other watch companies continued to build on its portfolio through the year, with a steady stream of updated versions of current models, had a few more tricks up its sleeve.
In October it announced something else that had never been seen before – a pair of chiming watches, or ‘minute repeaters’, developed with another Swatch Group brand, Blancpain. One was a version of its 2023 replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Professional, the other a replica of a stopwatch produced for the 1932 Olympic Games. Both were made from 18k solid gold and had an unprecedented and eye-watering retail price of £500,000. The latter was so complicated to make, production was said to be limited to five a year. It contained 575 components, more than 20 of them world-firsts.
Then one month after that, Omega released a new model in its James Bond line of top Omega Seamaster super clone watches. The partnership has been one of most enduring and successful in marketing history, and 2022 marked the Bond franchise’s 60th year. Omega had been on board since Pierce Brosnan wore a blue Seamaster 300m Quartz in 1995’s GoldenEye, and the new watch cleverly linked design elements from that model, with the most recent iteration worn by Daniel Craig’s outgoing 007 in 2021’s No Time To Die. Most notably, its case back used the seconds hand to drive an animation style known as moiré – so a Bond figure appeared to turn and fire at you down a gun barrel, as per the films’ title sequences.
The big beasts of the Swiss watch world are not necessarily known for busting out innovative and head-scratching ideas. It’s a world where a slightly different case size, the use of a new type of metal or the reissue of a vintage model can be considered that year’s big news. To illustrate the point, in 2020 Rolex added 1mm to the case size of its Submariner – up from 40mm to 41mm – and generated acres of global media coverage in the process.
That may sound ridiculous – it is ridiculous – but when you have Rolex’s portfolio of deathless design classics, why chance your arm on some avant garde new moves?
(The blanket attention this non-event caused only underscored the point. No one is about to suggest that Rolex doesn’t know exactly what Rolex is doing.)
Yet something similar could be said of Omega. It doesn’t need to take a chance on a set of plastic best quality Omega replica watches, or spend six years developing 18kt gold models almost no one can buy, or bother making James Bond jump around on the back of its biggest cash cow. That might be seen as a cool gimmick – but it’s possibly not something for every watch collector out there.
On paper, any of these ideas could have blown up in its face. Indeed, back in March, those 17 CEOs laughed that it would. As the old line goes, presumably they’re not laughing now.
“People were saying to me ‘Because of Covid, you should just slow down’,” Raynald Aeschliman, Omega’s ebullient and likeable President and CEO, tells Esquire. “To the contrary. The Chrono Chime [the pair of minute repeaters] was the longest secret I ever had as a CEO. And I am somebody who likes to talk! I loved that idea! I had to convince a lot of people that it would still be a good idea in five years’ time, with the whole revolution of technology [that would come in between]. It showed the magic of our brand. The magic of people understanding that we are not a brand [built on] selling half-a-million pound fake Omega watches for sale. But, because we are Omega, it was a good way of showing that we could do that. It’s not strange to our DNA. Our success doesn’t just come from [something as basic as] changing dials.”
Indeed, perhaps more than any other brand Omega has a history of producing watches apparently for no other reason than they seemed like a cool idea at the time – a glance through some of its “space age” models of the 1960s and 1970s provides the very definition of experimental and outlandish. The enormous Ploprof diving watch, the 1969 Flightmaster that looks like a prop from 2001:A Space Odyssey, the 1976 analogue-digital wholesale replica Omega Seamaster Chrono-Quartz watches that echoes the Montreal Olympics scoreboard of the same year.
You get the sense that these were not models born out of extensive market research or accountants crunching sales figures.
Even given that, 2022 was an exceptional year for what people once liked to call ‘mic drop’ moments.
“It was a big year,” Aeschliman says. “Because usually the big years for Omega are Olympic years [when there’s always tie-in products released] – and let’s not forget we had the [Beijing Winter Olympics] too but in terms of new product development, 2022 was a very big year.”
By all accounts, the MoonSwatch was a Swatch-driven project – the idea of Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of the whole Swatch Group.
How does Aeschliman view it now? It’s great that it was a success– but presumably punch-ups and shops being shut down weren’t part of the plan?
“When I first discussed it with Mr Hayek it was clear there were a lot of options [for different models], but that option was the best ever.”
“Because [the Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional] is an inspiring watch. And to put it at a price level that is unique is very democratic. It’s the strengthening of two brands, without having any shadow side. And, come on! It’s a new way of showing Speedmaster to a generation in a different way. And that was its success.”
That’s how it turned out. But it could have gone the other way, couldn’t it? Some people certainly thought so.
“Maybe!” chuckles Aeschliman. “From the beginning I was not sure about the huge success. It would we too arrogant for me to say ‘We knew it!’ You know, the production might have been much bigger [ie: maybe we should have released more units, avoiding riots]. But we’re back to the customer-centricity. I was sure that customers would be very sensitive about every single detail. We would do the watch the Swatch way, but with every single detail – up to the case back, the way we hid the battery – that goes back to what we do [with the Speedmaster]. We are a product-driven company. If it had just been ‘a collab’, then people would have not queued up. It was more than just a collab.”
“It was a very smart strategy to launch products that were so diverse this year,” says Oliver Müller, a strategy consultant with the Swiss watch firm LuxeConsult, who produces an annual report for Morgan Stanley on the watch industry.
“If you do an interview with [CEO] Mr [Georges] Kern at Breitling, or my friend [CEO] Jean-Frédéric Dufour at Rolex, they will all tell you that it doesn’t make sense. I don’t agree with that. The MoonSwatch was like when Karl Lagerfeld did his collaboration with H&M. Did it damage Mr Lagerfeld’s reputation? No, it didn’t. On the contrary.”
Müller’s contention is that risk-taking doesn’t just help make Omega become more famous, it makes business sense.
“Omega’s average retail price worldwide these days is about €7,000, more or less. Twenty-five years ago the price of that was one-third, not even. So you see how quickly the brand has gone up. The second point is, they make a watch [the Chrono Chimes] that cost €50,000 and you say ‘those guys are crazy’. Yes, they are. But they did it right. With this kind of watch you don’t have to do that every year. You only have to do it once. I don’t know how many years they will wait until the launch of the next extraordinary piece. But it gives it credibility and it gives it legitimacy and it helps further push up the brand.”
If you’re wondering why other brands don’t follow Omega’s high-wire strategy, there is perhaps a simple answer. They can’t. Because AAA Omega fake watches is owned by the Swatch Group, it has the resources of the Swatch Group at its disposal. Not only does it employ 36,000 people across 50 countries, it owns watch brands both high-end and entry-point, famous and obscure, including Blancpain, Breguet, Tissot, Rado, Hamilton and Jaquet Droz. Most of those brands have developed their own IP – Rado is an expert in ceramic cases, Blancpain can make a solid argument for inventing the first modern dive watch in the 1950s. So if Omega wants to team-up with experts in poptastic plastic watches, Swatch, or make an incredibly complex chiming watch with Blancpain, with expertise that dates back to the 18th Century, it can. (One theory suggests the movement that drove Omega’s Chrono Chimes was intended for a Blancpain model, who had, after all, spent six years working on it, but got seconded to its more famous sister brand). Other Group-born innovations include the Master Chronometer certification, a watch that has been certified for accuracy by both COSC (the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and METAS (the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology), a repurposing of Breguet’s in-house hand-wound chronograph movement as the celebrated Calibre 321 movement, and R&D innovations with materials including silicon, and others.
“I spend between 10 and 12 hours a day at Morgan Stanley looking at almost everything that is happening on the watch market – high, low, middle. And there are very few brands where you feel there is a consistent brand strategy,” Müller says. “Breitling is very clearly defined, Audemars Piguet is another one. Rolex is at an excellent level of industrial knowledge. But in terms of R&D, Omega has the strongest in the world at that price level.”
Of course just because you can do any of this, it doesn’t mean you should. Another aspect of Omega replica watches site that sets them apart is a sense of why-the-hell-not? Or, to put it another way, fun.
Its Swiss movements fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches Professional might have been “the first watch on the Moon” but that doesn’t mean it had to produce a version featuring NASA’s mascot Snoopy rocketing through space on its case back and doing a dance in a spacesuit on the dial, as it did for 202o’s ‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th anniversary model.
That’s not a product suggestion you can see coming across well in the boardrooms of some of its more austere Swiss rivals.
“They’re taking away all the seriousness that you expect from a high-end complication at Patek Philippe, for example,” Müller says. “It’s the opposite. They’re saying ‘I’m not competing with those guys’. ‘This is our interpretation of watchmaking’.”
Raynald Aeschlimann joined the brand in 1996, after the horrors of the 1980s quartz crises that almost did for mechanical watchmaking. Before long he was vice president of international sales, before becoming CEO in 2016. His grandfather was a watchmaker.
I ask Oliver Müller, who considers Aeschlimann a friend, how much of Omega’s current character comes from its CEO.
“If you’re the guy who helms the brand it’s not about ego,” he says. “It exists before you are the CEO and a long time after you’re not the CEO anymore. But he has a big influence. He is very intelligent and he has the intelligence to surround himself with an excellent team, like [head of product management] Gregory Kissling who brings the technical expertise. Listen – the funny thing is, that until the beginning of the 1970s Omega was the Number One watch brand in the world. And my personal opinion is that right now it has huge potential to grow.”
“I did a presentation in front of the best doctors in Switzerland the other day,” Aeschlimann says. “They said, ‘You can talk about anything you want’. So I said, ‘I’m going to talk about the connection between technology and emotion’. Because sometimes you can be the greatest scientist in the world and yet [your social skills are so underdeveloped] you can’t even say hello. I said, ‘This is Snoopy!’ Snoopy is all about emotion. Because the [‘Silver Snoopy Award’ 50th anniversary model] Speedmaster would not be so successful if the technology had not helped increase the emotion. The doctors thought I was crazy. But our customers, they understand that.”
All of which leaves one obvious question. How does replica Omega watches shop follow 2022?
“I should not tell you,” Aeschlimann says. “But already, by the end of January, we will have a new state-of-the-art watch which will have a very big value for the watch industry. We’ll come with a new innovation. Because it’s part of us. We make products that make people smile.”
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Additionally, the price range of the watches is such that many can afford them — one of the major reasons the collection is so in-demand.
Everything you should know about the Omega X Swatch MoonSwatch collection
Why is there such a hype behind the Omega X Swatch collaboration?
Omega and Swatch — two giants of the Swiss watch industry and major names among the world’s most famous watchmakers.
Each brand has its respective fan following around the world, many of whom have been loyal for decades. Their fans come from different worlds with regard to taste and style.
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Instead of having mechanical movements, the Omega X Swatch collection comprises quartz watches. Each of them comes in Swatch’s Bioceramic case as opposed to wholesale Omega replica watches’ classic stainless steel case, and the innovative material is reportedly made from two-thirds ceramic and one-third castor oil.
It is not a copy of the iconic Speedmaster, but part of the design is inspired by the Swiss made fake Omega Moonwatches collection, which is evident in the subdials, tachymeter scale and contours.
All watches bear the Omega X Swatch signature at the 12 o’clock position. Both “Speedmaster” and “MoonSwatch” are marked in between the subdials.
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Each watch features a depiction of its respective planet or celestial body and inspiring words on the battery cover on the back. All of them come with velcro watch straps, which are used by astronauts to wear watches over their spacesuits.
Is the MoonSwatch a limited collection?
Following the frenzy around the top super clone Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches collaboration, Swatch released a statement, saying that the watches will be limited to one per person until further notice.
This indicates that the MoonSwatch isn’t a limited-edition collection. More is expected to be revealed in due course of time. So, fans of the Speedmaster can hope to lay their hands on their favourite out of the 11 colourways.
Why is it called a Swatch?
The Omega brand, which was founded in 1848, is part of the Swatch Group. Even though both brands share their names on the collection, the watch is being marketed as a Swatch watch.
Swatch has been in the horology business since the early 1980s. It was created to counter the quartz digital watches created in Japan, which were cheaper than the classic Swiss watches and were taking over the global market at the time. The first Swatch watch was released in 1983 and the brand soon became a hit.
One of the major reasons behind the success of Swatch lies in the design of their Omega replica watches online. They come in bright colours and almost look like the plastic watches kids wear. However, this very trait turned Swatch into a fashion symbol. The funkiness of the watches matched the trendy styles in dressing, giving wearers options to highlight their personal styles.
The 11 colours of the Omega X Swatch collection are, therefore, a nod to Swatch’s history of producing cool and colourful timepieces.
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It is going to be a difficult task for anyone trying to buy an Omega X Swatch watch in the select Swatch stores. Long queues have been seen since the day of the release outside stores around the world.
The demand for the China fake Omega X Swatch watches in Singapore is so high that hundreds were seen waiting outside the Swatch store in Ion Orchard at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in the early hours of 26 March. There was a lot of commotion witnessed at the store. Chaotic scenes were also seen at Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates. Meanwhile, stores ran out of watches in megacities such as Kuala Lumpur and malls in Pennsylvania, US.
Though Swatch said that it will release more pieces in the 2022 replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches collaboration in the future, crowds will probably continue to throng Swatch stores the watches were unveiled at.
The best way to look for a store near you is to head to the official Swatch website and click on the ‘Find a Store’ option at the top right corner of the page.
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Not everyone likes to stand in a queue and wait for hours when there is no guarantee of being able to buy the watch. So, what’s the other option? Online, of course!
There are several ways to buy best quality fake Omega X Swatch watches online. But all of them, it appears, are re-sales by those who have bought the watches. This is because Swatch itself isn’t selling the MoonSwatch online on its official site, where each watch is listed at INR22,445.
At StockX, the watches are going for as low as US$878 asking price a piece.
Buyers can also bid on eBay, where the Mission to Uranus has drawn a bid worth US$655 at the time of writing. Other variants of the MoonSwatch are drawing even higher bids. The Mission to Mars, one of the most prized from the collection, drew a bid of US$1,134.
On Carousell, the entire range has been put up for sale for INR2,46,895.27.
The Omega replica watches for sale are also on sale at Chrono24. The price range on the site varies greatly. While a professional dealer in the UK is offering the Mission to Uranus version for INR 3,03,128.56, the same watch from a private seller in Switzerland is being offered for INR11,49,824.81.
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As stated before, there are 11 colours to choose from in the bioceramic MoonSwatch collection. Those who like cool, funky looks can opt for the more vibrant ones from the collection such as the bright yellow Mission to the Sun or the red-and-white Mission to Mars. The Mission on Earth, which has an earthy green colour, and the light pink Mission to Venus watches are among those that will appeal to lovers of softer shades.
Mission to the Moon, which follows the exact design and dimensions of the fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches shop, has a black dial and looks more classic in design. The beige-coloured Mission to Saturn and the grey-and-burgundy Mission to Pluto have a degree of aristocracy to them.
What do customer reviews say?
Long queues outside stores are evidence enough of the hype around the watch collection. That the demand for the watches is very high days after their launch is testimony to their popularity.
Why wouldn’t anyone want to buy an Omega X Swatch, a merger of luxury and street brands, which gives a slice of the best of both worlds?
Is the Omega X Swatch collaboration worth the hype?
This is a one-of-a-kind collection for the watch community, and both Omega and Swatch are individually considered icons in the business. Their respective collections, though catering to diametrically different demographics, are renowned among their fans. Many of their products are collectables in their own right.
The Omega x Swatch collaboration is, therefore, a must-have for fans of both Omega and Swatch. Thanks to the colourful style that Swatch is known for, traditional Swiss Omega replica watches fans get a unique range of diverse colours in an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch iteration. On the other hand, Swatch wearers get their hands on a watch bearing the Omega brand name at a relatively affordable price range.
Are there any upcoming watch collaborations to look out for?
For now, it looks like the Omega X Swatch collection will be the talk of the watch world. It is unclear if any other collaboration is coming up.
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1:1 replica Omega’s Speedmaster is a collection that comes with quite a history. Introduced in 1957, it has been the companion ever since of the racing drivers for whom it was originally conceived, but also of anyone with an eye for smart, functional, timeless design. Now, 65 years after the launch of the Speedmaster, that heritage is celebrated in the new luxury fake Omega Speedmaster ’57 collection, which was unveiled with a little help from two stars of the screen who perfectly embody the legendary chronograph’s winning combination of classic style and modern luxury: George Clooney and Hyun Bin.
When it was first launched, the perfect fake Omega Speedmaster met the high-performance needs of professional drivers with a range of features and attributes, including ease of use, perfect legibility and, in perhaps its most innovative touch, a tachymeter scale that adorns the bezel rather than the dial. All those are still reflected in the cheap replica Omega Speedmaster ’57 collection, which consists of eight new timepieces. Each of them is made from stainless steel and comes in a slim, refined shape, along with a vintage bracelet and dials that are available in a range of colour choices: blue, black, green and burgundy.
Each of them features the brushed metallic bezel and “broad arrow” hands for which the aaa quality replica Omega Speedmaster is known, but at their heart beats a powerful new movement, the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 9906. The two actors who wear in the watches in the collection’s debut campaign are emblematic of the values of high quality fake Omega and its most famous creation. Clooney, a long-term friend of the brand, who is often seen wearing its timepieces at public occasions, embodies its classic, old-school, eternal style; while Hyun, who came to prominence in South Korea in the 2000s and has recently hit the big time internationally with TV hit Crash Landing on You, encapsulates its cool, modern aesthetic. Both are pictured wearing the top super clone watches where they are most at home: behind the wheels of high-performance cars. Hyun is seen in South Korea wearing a 40.5mm stainless steel model with a black dial, while Clooney motors near his home next to Italy’s Lake Como wearing a stainless steel Swiss movement replica Omega with a PVD blue dial.