It has been an absolute whirlwind of a year with Swatch’s follow-up to the MoonSwatch phenomenon that took over the industry in 2022. And it truly was – nay, is – a phenomenon. I mean, think about it: Swatch and Omega, two brands under the Swatch Group umbrella, collaborated to release an (extremely) affordable take on the classic cheap UK replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches design via a bioceramic quartz chronograph on a velcro strap. It was an instant smash hit that quickly broadened the scope of watch enthusiasm. I’m hard-pressed to go anywhere these days without seeing AAA fake Omega MoonSwatch watches on a person’s wrist. I personally have one and wear it often.
But 2023, as I have covered monthly here, has been all about MoonSwatch’s second act: The top replica Omega Mission to Moonshine Gold watches. You can go back into the 2023 archives and read my previous stories to catch up but essentially the two brands took this year to add a bit of shine to their hit Swiss made Omega copy watches via a Moonshine Gold-coated chronograph seconds hand. We’ve seen a new one every month since March (including the uber-popular Neptune-based blue model in August), and we’ve reached the end of the year and the end of this chapter.
Swatch all but confirmed this with an Instagram post this month showing a box filled with perfect replica Omega Moonshine MoonSwatch watches with one last open slot. And now, on the occasion of the “Cold Moon,” the last full Moon of the year, we know what it is.
In the holiday spirit, and in line with the theme of the Moon, the luxury Omega fake watches continues with the base Mission to the Moon colorway and includes a Moonshine chrono hand with a snowflake motif. As many of us know, the “Snowflake” moniker is one of great renown from the Tudor MN “Snowflake” Submariner divers in blue, to the famed (and vastly more modern) Grand Seiko “Snowflake.”
It’s for this reason that I hesitate to add the MoonSwatch to the lineage of 2024 wholesale super clone Omega “Snowflake” watches models even if that gold-coated hand is begging me to do so. In any event, I think the Cold Moon is a good enough nickname in its own right. It is slated to go on sale, worldwide, on December 27 – and only on December 27 – at select Swatch locations. In the US, you’ll be able to pick one up at the following boutiques:
Lincoln Road 551, Miami Beach
1535 Broadway Times Square, New York
Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas
5th Ave, New York
Mall of Millenia, Orlando
UTC Westfield Mall, San Diego
Westfield Topanoga, Los Angeles
Valley Fair, San José
North Park, Dallas
Just like with many of the past releases this year, there isn’t much more to say about this beyond the pattern on the hand. But of course, this one is significant because it’s the last of the run, the finale. Who knows what that means, of course. We could just as soon see a fresh batch of these arrive in January and February (the two months not accounted for last year).