For many watch enthusiasts, a watch moonphase complication is something special! It’s not the most difficult complication for brands to develop, but it’s very rewarding for the owner of the watch. A moonphase disc on a dial is a nice visual element, and it certainly suits the official Moonwatch. With Swiss made replica Omega bumping up prices of the regular Speedmaster Professional (€7,500 for the Hesalite version, €8,600 for the sapphire version), you will find some of the discontinued models to be relative bargains all of a sudden. A good example of this is the perfect fake Omega Speedmaster Moonphase, and there are quite a few variations out there.
Speedmaster with a moonphase indicator
Most 1:1 moonphase replica watches use a disc with two moons on it and have a wheel with 59 teeth. This wheel advances one notch every 24 hours. Therefore, a full rotation of the disc, showing the different phases of the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter, takes 29.5 days. When the lunar cycle is complete, the second moon appears in the moonphase aperture. This is why there are 59 teeth (29.5 × 2 = 59) on the wheel that drives the moonphase disc.
Now, in reality, the lunar cycle takes 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.8 seconds (29.53 days). So, as you can guess, the moonphase indicator requires manual correction, but only once every 2 years, 7 months, and 20 days. There are high end copy watches with a moonphase complication that is more precise (using a wheel with 135 teeth), but these are also much more complex to make. AAA replica Omega’s Speedmaster with a moonphase complication has a mechanism that uses a wheel with 59 teeth.
The 1985 SpeedyMoon
All the way back in 1985, Swiss movement fake Omega introduced the Speedmaster Professional ref. 345.0809 “SpeedyMoon” with a moonphase complication. Powering the watch was caliber 866 — basically, an 861 with a moonphase complication and a pointer date. Omega super clone for sale produced only 1,300 pieces, and there were also 700 Speedmaster Teutonic models with the same caliber 866. The SpeedyMoon models were in the collection from 1985 to 1988. With a run of just 1,300 pieces, that is unthinkable today. These top quality fake watches have increased in demand and thus value quite a bit (now ~€15,000, depending on their condition), and they’re not really a wallet-friendly alternative to today’s regular Moonwatch.