If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that briefcases hold important, valuable things. Gold, gadgets, unmarked bills, classified documents, diamonds, whatever John Travolta laid his eyes on in Pulp Fiction, et cetera.
For a new project with Sotheby’s, the buzzy watch collaboration has created 11 briefcases (or ‘suitcases’, which is what the Swiss watch marques want us to call them) that each contains all 11 AAA best Omega fake watches that bear a 18k Moonshine Gold seconds hand. And yes, that does include the fan favourite ‘blue moon’ Omega copy watches wholesale.
The briefcases will be auctioned on Sothebys.com between 12-24 February. But before that, you can check them out by visiting 1 of 11 Omega boutiques around the world.
Which brings us to the difference between each. Every briefcase is complete with a unique coin that’s embellished with a 3-letter aviation code chosen to represent the city it’s displayed in.
For instance, the briefcase displayed in the Fifth Avenue boutique in New York is finished with a coin that reads ‘JFK’ (pictured below). And we imagine the one discoverable in the Regent Street, London, store will come with a coin that reads ‘LHR’, ‘LCY’ or ‘LGW’ (the odds are high on ‘LTN’).
And now for the best bit… the proceeds will be donated to charity! Orbis International, to be specific, a long-time friend of high quality Omega fake watches‘ that fights avoidable blindness and vision across the world.
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.
At the end of March 2022, CEOs from the majority of the world’s most prestigious watch companies gathered under one roof in Geneva. The occasion was a lavish trade show, the highlight of the best Omega replica watches business calendar, where brands launch their new models – hundreds of millions of pounds worth of stock – an event that goes a long way to determining the size of their profits and the position of their brand equity for the year. It’s where deals with retailers are done, promotional appearances by celebrity ambassadors take place and PR demonstrations to the world’s media are orchestrated. (There are also a lot of backs being slapped and glasses of champagne being swigged.)
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.”
Omega and Swatch, two of the biggest watchmakers joined hands for a mission — perfect replica Omega x Swatch BIOCERAMIC MoonSwatch watches.
There are 11 different AAA UK Omega fake watches in the collection, each named as a “mission” to the celestial bodies in our solar system — from the Sun to Pluto. All the watches are based on the iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, which is renowned for being worn by NASA astronauts on each of the organisation’s piloted missions, including all six moon landings.
Swatch, on the other hand, has given its quintessential playful touch to the high quality Omega Speedmaster replica watches. The Omega X Swatch collection, thus, marries classic aristocracy with trendy colours. This is the first-ever collaboration between the two brands.
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.
So, the Omega X Swatch MoonSwatch collection brings together two massive fan bases onto a common platform. Additionally, affordable pricing makes the 1:1 cheap Omega copy watches even more lucrative. This explains the crowds outside the stores across Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York City on the day the collection dropped.
What are the features and specifications of MoonSwatch?
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.
Some watches have special add-ons to their dials. For instance, the Mission to Saturn piece from the Omega X Swatch line has the rings of Saturn encircling the subdial at the 6 o’clock position and the Mission to Mars MoonSwatch has the red rocket hands of best replica Omega Speedmaster Alaska Project watches on its subdials.
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.
How to purchase Omega X Swatch watches at stores?
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.
Where can you buy Omega X Swatch online?
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.
Best Swatch colours
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.