Omega Speedmaster Replica
Awatchmaker once told me that designing a chronograph movement is more challenging than other complications or mechanisms (including a tourbillon). We often take a chronograph movement for granted, but it is a beautiful example of microengineering. The perfect replica Omega Speedmaster chronograph (not all Speedmasters are chronographs, by the way) is already an exciting watch, but some variations come with an additional complication.
Speedmasters with additional complications
In this article, I will touch upon several luxury fake Omega Speedmasters that had complications on top of the chronograph mechanism. I will leave out the 1:1 replica Omega Speedmaster X-33 as the complications on that watch are mainly digital and a matter of programming.
A 24-hour hand
The first AAA quality replica Omega Speedmaster with an extra complication on top of the chronograph was the Mark III. It was introduced in 1971, and inside was the Lemania-based Omega 1040 movement featuring a date and a 24-hour hand. The 1973 high quality fake Omega Speedmaster 125 used Omega’s caliber 1041, which was a chronometer-certified version. In 1974, Omega added another complication on top of the 24-hour hand and date. The caliber 1045-based Speedmasters (Mark 4.5 and Mark V) have a day indicator as well as the complications from caliber 1040/1041. The later Omega Speedmaster “Mark 40” replica watches online also have these complications based on an ETA/Valjoux movement.
The Cheap Fake Omega Speedmaster That Almost Wasn’t – OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Chronograph ‘Tintin’ Ref. 3126.96.36.199.01.004
Baselworld 2013 had a heck of a Speedmaster lineup for perfect replica Omega. The Speedmaster ’57 was released as an homage to the first year of the model’s production and the Dark Side of the Moon took up all of the headlines with its black ceramic case. A footnote that year was also the release of a luxury fake Omega Speedmaster racing model with a white and red ring around the dial.
This initially overlooked model is the one that would eventually catch the attention of collectors. Rumblings about an interesting backstory behind this watch would soon come to light. Originally this watch was supposed to be a collaboration between best 1:1 replica Omega and the comic book character Tintin, inspired by the issue titled Destination Moon.
Published almost two full decades before Neil and Buzz visited the Moon with their own AAA quality fake Omega Speedmasters, it had the title character Tintin flying to the moon on a red and white checkered rocket. Unfortunately, the collaboration fell through at the last minute.
The last-minute change meant that the production run was smaller than originally planned, less marketing was given to it, and the amount that reached the market has never been verified. Those all add up to a collectors dream super clone watch with a built in story, and it looks great too.
My very first Speedy was given to me by my late father in the summer of 2015 to commemorate my master’s degree. This Swiss made fake Omega is close to my heart and has seen a lot of wrist time. In fact, it was my daily watch for a few years. It might be the most scratched-up Tintin in existence. It was on my wrist while traveling to India and the Arctic Circle (in winter), and it never missed a beat.
We got the super clone watch brand new from AD at the time and even managed to receive a discount. I pay no mind to the prices this model fetches nowadays and happily use it during classic-car rallies or just for going to the office, for a walk in the forest, and so on. It’s a wonderful piece to look at, and I love that the racing dial differentiates it from a standard Speedy just enough to confuse people who are not part of the cheap fake Omega hobby.
The one that started it all
When I got it, I put it on an original AAA quality replica Omega NATO strap, and I have been wearing it like this most of the time. During the 2019 Speedy Tuesday event in Frankfurt, Charlie Duke signed this strap, which made the event very special to me (thanks again to Fratello for organizing it!). In fact, it was the 2015 Speedy Tuesday get-together in Düsseldorf that led me to get the Swiss movement copy Omega in the first place and opened my heart to the watch community. At the time, I was wearing a vintage Heuer Carrera and got in touch with RJ because I was looking for a Speedy. I was overwhelmed with all the different variations from vintage to new and limited editions at the time. I felt welcome in the community from the first moment, and I had a blast of a day seeing all these different Speedies, trying them on, and talking with fellow watch nerds about which one to get. This day really changed my view on the subject and led to five Omega Speedmasters fake for sale in my modest collection.
Would I ever sell this high quality fake Omega? Definitely not! But it’s not the only one…