What were the best cheap replica Omega Speedmaster watches releases this year?
Replica Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Watches in Canopus Gold
On that first Tuesday of 2022, Omega introduced a watch that nobody expected. It was a tribute to the very first Speedmaster from 1957, reference CK2915, also known as the Speedmaster Broad Arrow. Five years ago, Omega introduced the 1:1 US fake Omega Speedmaster ’57 60th Anniversary watches, a remake of the original CK2915, but with the then-current hand-wound caliber 1861. This Canopus (white) Gold Broad Arrow model is equipped with the famous caliber 321, just like the original CK2915. The Speedmaster Calibre 321 in Canopus Gold is a spectacular watch, but I must admit that this will likely become apparent when you hold it in your hands. The white gold hue and the black onyx dial are an amazing combination for this hefty (226.5g) Speedmaster.
Some people were a bit upset because the laser-engraved and sapphire-eyed Hippocampus blocked the view of the movement. However, the engraving is barely visible in the flesh, and you can truly enjoy the caliber 321 inside. The retail price of this special commemorative (not limited) watch is €90,800 / $81,000. You can find a hands-on review of this high quality Omega replica watches with a video here.
Fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Watches in Moonshine Gold
It only took two more months for Omega to introduce another heavy-hitter during Omega Days, the brand’s alternative to the discontinued Baselworld exhibition. Omega introduced two more perfect copy Omega Speedmaster Professional watches in its proprietary Moonshine Gold, first introduced in 2019. This time, they are non-limited edition models with either a green sunburst dial or a gold “Panda” dial. The watch is available on a gold “Nixon” bracelet but also on a rubber strap with a lunar-surface texture on the inside. These two watches are powered by the 3861 movement.
Caliber 3861 in these Moonshine models is slightly different from the 2019 Apollo XI 50th-anniversary one, as that one had a Moonshine Gold-plated movement. The price of the Speedmaster “Panda” reference 310.62.42.50.99.001 is €31,700 / $28,700.
Omega Speedmaster Chrono Chime Replica Watches
The most complicated Omega thus far is this Swiss movements replica Omega Speedmaster Chrono Chime watches, which the brand introduced last month in Los Angeles. In the Walt Disney Concert Hall, I witnessed the introduction of the two Chrono Chime models, the Speedmaster and the Olympic 1932. Aside from this technical wonder, the aesthetics are very impressive as well. The Sedna Gold case and bracelet are an awesome combination with the aventurine dial. You will also find gold sub-dials, gold hammers visible through the blue aventurine dial, and a gold rehaut.
The Chrono Chime caliber 1932 can chime the elapsed time recorded by the chronograph (more details here). Not only that but the Speedmaster Chrono Chime is also Master Chronometer-certified, making this watch suitable for daily wear if you dare. With its weight of 326g and dimensions of 45 × 17.3mm, it’s not for everyone, aside from the approximately $450,000 price tag. The Speedmaster Chrono Chime reference 5188.8.131.52.03.001 is one amazing piece as all parts have been hand-made and finished. The chiming elapsed time is not just unique to Omega but has also never been done before by any other watchmaker. When asked, Omega underlined that these type of top Omega fake watches is not a whole new direction. The folks at the brand just wanted to do something special to show they can create Haute Horlogerie pieces like this.
Omega Speedmaster ’57 Fake Watches
Back to Earth again. Omega didn’t only introduce high-end luxury models for the Speedmaster collection in precious metal but also released an upgraded Speedmaster ’57 collection. The designers downsized the wholesale replica Omega Speedmaster ’57 watches from 41.5mm to 40.5mm in diameter with a thickness of 12.99mm instead of 16.17mm. This is mainly thanks to the use of a new movement, caliber 9906, instead of caliber 9300. The latter was the first in-house-developed self-winding Co-Axial chronograph movement by Omega in 2011. This new 9906 is a hand-wound movement and has been certified as a Master Chronometer.
But there’s more to it than the new movement. The Speedmaster ’57 is available in four colors — red, blue, green, and black. The last has a sandwich dial and might be perfect for those who think the 42mm Moonwatch is too large. The China super clone Omega Speedmaster ’57 watches with colored dials are interesting for those who want something other than a Moonwatch. These models are available on leather straps matching the dial color but also with a stainless steel bracelet. The price of this blue version (my favorite) on a leather strap (reference 3184.108.40.206.03.001) is €9,200 / $8,300.
No steel Moonwatch variations in 2022
Although Omega introduced the 2022 Omega Speedmaster Professional replica watches in Moonshine Gold and even a new addition to the X-33 collection (the Marstimer), no new steel variation was introduced in 2022.
Only having been introduced in 2021, the current stainless steel Speedmaster Pro Moonwatch is fairly new. However, as a Speedmaster collector, my last purchases were the Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 50th Anniversary and the Speedmaster Calibre 321, both from 2020. Those weren’t limited editions, although the (uncertain) wait for them might be longer than any LE that Omega did before. I miss the special or limited editions a little bit, as I always looked forward to adding a variation I loved. The two fake Omega watches for men I mentioned are not easy to get, and many people are still waiting for theirs. It might not be the best strategy to release new specials while there’s still a long waitlist for the others. On the other hand, for a nice variation or special/limited/numbered edition, there’s always room.
Although this year’s lineup was pretty stunning and Omega went all out on precious metals, a big complication, and a watch for ESA scientists/astronauts, let’s hope that 2023 will see some nice variations/additions of the best quality replica Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatches in stainless steel (or titanium?) for the fans.