This year, perfect replica Omega CA updated the entire collection with a slimmed-down version of the Speedmaster ’57. It measures 40.5mm in diameter and 12.99mm in thickness, which isn’t too bad for a modern sports chronograph.
Four variations of the Speedmaster ’57
Swiss made fake Omega introduced four different models — one black (sandwich) dial with its fair share of faux patina and three other versions in red, blue, and green. These last three don’t have any faux patina or a sandwich dial. Earlier this year, I wrote a hands-on review of the blue version (on a strap), and I found myself wearing this loaner from luxury super clone Omega quite a bit. The 40.5mm diameter makes it easy to wear, and the colorful dials are a welcome change from the standard black Speedmaster dials. The original Speedmaster from 1957 measured 38.6mm (and he later straight-lug Speedmasters, 39.6mm), so it’s not that far off.
Like the Breitling B09, the Omega caliber 9906 is a hand-wound version of an automatic movement (caliber 9900). It enabled Swiss movement replica Omega to keep the watch quite a bit thinner than its predecessor, but it is also a nod to the heritage of the Speedmaster.
Caliber 9906 is a column-wheel chronograph with a Master Chronometer certification. It has a Co-Axial escapement, a silicon balance spring, and is highly anti-magnetic (>15,000 gauss). Just a chronometer certification is not enough for high end copy Omega anymore. A normal chronometer certification is performed only on the movement with a dummy dial and plastic crown. After this testing and certification, the movements are shipped back to the watch manufacturer, who then cases them up, and that’s that.
The Master Chronometer certification is performed on a complete copy watch, not just the movement. And the testing program is much more enhanced. It includes tests for anti-magnetism, shock, and power reserve, as well as stricter requirements for the watch’s average deviation. Whereas chronometer certification is -4/+6 seconds per day on average, certified Master Chronometers perform between 0 and +5 seconds per day on average. This means no high quality replica watches that run slow. I like the aesthetics of the movement, the large main plate with its decorative Côtes de Gèneve in Arabesque, but to some, it might be hiding too much of the mechanism.
But although a watch can be technically advanced, in the end, it’s about how it looks. And that’s just a very personal thing. As you might know, I am an aaa quality replica Omega Speedmaster collector, not because of the Moon story, but because I like the aesthetics of the watch. While I preferred the 42mm asymmetrical case with lyre lugs for a long time, my appreciation for the straight-lug Speedmaster has increased over the last few years. The Speedmaster ’57 is a straight-lug model, just like the original best 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster and the current Speedmaster Calibre 321 model in steel. It wears more elegantly than the 42mm Moonwatch, and you can dress it up, especially with a strap. It doesn’t come cheap, though. Whereas the regular Moonwatch retails for €7,100, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 replica for sale CA on a leather strap has a €9,300 price tag (€9,700 for the version on a stainless steel bracelet).