Black Dials Fake Omega
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.