Omega Speedmaster replica, Part 6: 2011-2017

In this final chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster replica, going decade by decade, we present the thirteen most noteworthy Speedmasters from 2010 to today, including the recently launched special edition for #SpeedyTuesday, the Speedmaster 38mm, and the Speedmaster Racing.
2011: Apollo XV 40th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 15 (2011)
This swiss replica watches celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo XV moon landing and is included in a numbered series of 1,971 pieces. The red, white, and blue colors on the dial were inspired by the colors on the mission patch and the caseback features an engraving of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, which was used on the moon for the first time during the mission.
2012: Apollo XVII 40th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 17 (2012)
This limited-edition Speedmaster commemorates the 40th anniversary of the final lunar landing in December 1972. It features an unusual dial, made of 925 silver, which is embossed with the iconic images from the Apollo XVII patch representing mankind and the future, along with the images of the Greek god Apollo and the United States flag. This replica watches (you can read more about it here) was limited to just 1,972 pieces.
2013: Dark Side of the Moon: the First Speedmaster in Ceramic

Omega Speedmaster Dark side of the Moon (2013)
This groundbreaking Speedmaster, famously nicknamed “Dark Side of the Moon,” brought the so-called Omega Moonwatch to a new generation. Crafted from a single block of black ceramic, the watch also features a black ceramic dial, with 18K white gold hands, and a nylon fabric strap. Omega used a host of innovative production techniques to create this watch; click here for details on the process.
2014: Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Edition

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 (2014)
On a brown “NATO” strap, this watch commemorates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11. It incorporates the colors of the moon, as well as those of the lunar and command modules, and features a brushed, grade 2 titanium case with several gold elements. The dial is in black PVD; the case material was inspired by the titanium ore that covers the moon’s surface. Click here for more details on the watch.
2014: Speedmaster Skywalker X-33

Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X33 (2014)
Designed especially for space explorers, the Speedmaster Skywalker is an innovative upgrade of the Speedmaster Professional X-33, released in 1998. The 2014 model, powered by an advanced quartz caliber, was thoroughly tested and approved by the European Space Agency for inclusion in all of its missions. Its titanium case features a ceramic bezel with a chromium nitride scale and an LCD display with an electroluminescent backlight.
2015: Apollo XIII Silver Snoopy Award

Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award (2015)
A tribute to the 45th anniversary of the Apollo XIII mission, and the Silver Snoopy Award that Omega subsequently received from NASA, this cheap replica watches features a white dial with special comic-strip inscriptions and a small Snoopy illustration decorating the 9 o’clock subdial. On the caseback, a Snoopy medallion in 925 silver is surrounded by dark blue enamel. More details on the watch can be found here.
2015: A New Approach to the Solar Impulse

Omega Speedmaster X33 Si2 (2015)
The Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition celebrates OMEGA’s partnership with Solar Impulse, whose team succeeded in circling the globe in a solar-powered airplane in 2016. The lightweight titanium case is mounted on a NATO strap and contains a quartz movement. Its ceramic bezel features a chromium nitride scale. The ana-digi dial has skeletonized, black-and-white hour and minute hands and a central seconds hand distinguished by green and black coloring.
2015: George Clooney’s Choice: Speedmaster ’57

Omega Speedmaster Speedmaster’57 (2015)
The Omega Speedmaster ’57 — worn proudly by Hollywood actor George Clooney in the watch’s international ad campaign in 2015 — is a salute to the original 1957 Speedmaster, with a number of details that recall its famous ancestor. These include the black dial with beige indications, straight lugs, and brushed metallic bezel with tachymeter scale.
2016: Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster CK2998 (2016)
The original Omega Speedmaster Ref. CK2998 was released in 1959 and has become one of the world’s most sought-after vintage Speedmaster watches. This watch (which we cover in detail here) used that classic model as inspiration, with the dial’s hallmark Alpha and lollipop hands, a symmetrical steel case, and three subdials in blue. This blue color theme continues on the bezel, minutes track, and leather strap.
2016: First Speedmaster Master Chronometer

Omega Speedmaster Moonphase (2016)
The first Speedmaster created to meet Omega’s Master Chronometer criteria, this blue-on-blue moon-phase timepiece meets the watch industry’s highest standards of precision and performance as approved by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology. The dial detail most worthy of note: the image of the moon in the moon-phase display is as detailed as a NASA photograph. Zoom in close and you’ll see an astronaut’s footprint. (To see it up close, check out the photos in our article from Baselworld 2016.)
2017: #SpeedyTuesday Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster #SpeedyTuesday (2017)
In 2012, thanks to the weekly series of “Speedy Tuesday” posts on our sister blog, FratelloWatches, an online community of Omega Speedmaster fans began to grow around the world, sharing pictures and comments every week. In tribute to these Speedmaster devotees, Omega produced this limited-edition model to celebrate the series’ fifth anniversary. Selling out rapidly, it became the first Omega replica watches marketed purely through social media and sold exclusively online, and the design was based on several vintage models from the past, including the “Alaska III.”
2017: Speedmaster 38 mm “Cappuccino”

Omega Speedmaster Speedmaster 38mm (2017)
Introduced at Baselworld 2017, the refined, 38-mm ladies’ collection retains the distinctive look and 60-year heritage of the Speedmaster, but also updates it, with a diamond-paved bezel and a tachymeter scale on a brown aluminum ring. The model is nicknamed “Cappuccino” for its taupe-brown subdials, tachymeter ring and leather strap.
2017: Return of the Racing Dial

Omega Speedmaster Speedmaster Racing (2017)
The distinctive minute-track style on this stainless-steel watch first appeared on a 1968 Speedmaster model. Linked to the Speedmaster’s motor racing heritage, it returns on this 2017 model’s matt-black dial, whose other features include the orange markings and beveled, 18K white-gold arrowhead indexes. The perforated rubber strap is another nod to the world of auto racing. (Click here for our Baselworld report on both the Cappuccino and Speedmaster Racing models.)

Omegareplica ’s 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions

Sixty years ago, in the seminal year of 1957, Omega replica uk released not one but three wristwatches that have become collectors’ classics — the Speedmaster, the Seamaster 300, and the Railmaster. At this year’s Baselworld, the brand pays tribute to all three with special, limited anniversary editions in its so-called 1957 Trilogy.


The Omega 1957 Trilogy includes anniversary editions of (l-r) the Seamaster 300, Railmaster, and Speedmaster “Broad Arrow.”
Omega used a special digital technology — which recorded cross-sections and dimensions of the vintage models, along with original drawings — to derive the design templates for the very period-accurate replicas created for this series. Only slight revisions have been made to ensure that the watches appeal to modern tastes while still staying true to the spirit of the 1957 originals.
All three fake watches uk have brushed and polished stainless steel cases and black “tropical” dials. Their stainless steel bracelets have been updated for strength and feature a retro-style Omega logo on their clasp. Each logo on the three dials is executed in a slightly different historical style — a reference to how suppliers in the 1950s all interpreted the cheap Omega replica logo in their own way.
Each of the Trilogy models is limited to 3,557 pieces and packaged in a presentation box inspired by the original 1957 packaging, right down to the Seahorse on the lid, a retro logo and red corduroy lining. The presentation box contains two spare straps — a leather and a NATO — along with a tool to change them.
The Omega Seamaster 300 – 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39 mm is a contemporary version of the very first Seamaster 300 divers’ watch, which was lauded for its extreme water resistance, stark black dial, broad-arrow hour hand, recessed triangular hour markers, and bidirectional (standard at the time) rotating bezel. Based on the highly collectible Omega Ref. CK2913, the new timepiece boasts a very modern black aluminum bezel (still bidirectional) and is outfitted with an Omega Master Chronometer movement, Caliber 8806. Among the model’s many stylistic nods to the past is the Naiad symbol on the crown — which denoted exceptional water resistance back in ’57 — and a faithful rendering of the original model’s Seahorse illustration on the caseback. The watch carries a four-year warranty.


Omega Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 39 mm
“Simple, practical, yet subtly elegant,” and “made to be worn to work” is how Omega describes the original Railmaster watch. The Omega replica Railmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38 mm is a modern take on an Omega model that never quite took off like the Seamaster and Speedmaster but is nevertheless beloved by vintage-watch enthusiasts. Whereas the original model — specially designed to be worn by scientists, technicians, and others who plied their trade in close proximity to magnetic fields — used a double-case design to ensure its antimagnetic properties, the new watch ensures them with is Master Chronometer movement, Caliber 8806, among whose many attributes is its resistance to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. The contemporary watch is more or less identical to its predecessor, except that the vintage-style indices have been slightly deepened to allow them to be filled with more Super-LumiNova, and hence make them brighter in low light. Omega also offers a four-year warranty on this model.
Omega Railmaster 60th Anniversary LE – front


Omega Railmaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Master Chronometer 38.6 mm, front (above) and back (below)


Omega Railmaster 60th Anniversary LE – caseback
Last but certainly not least, 1957 gave the world the original Speedmaster “Broad Arrow,” the very first in that now-iconic collection, and the first chronograph wristwatch with a tachymeter scale printed on its bezel rather than directly on its dial. On the Omega Speedmaster replica watches 60th Anniversary Limited Edition 38.6 mm, the tachymeter scale is drawn in a different font than that of the current Speedmaster series to match the scale of the vintage model from 1957. The watch’s modestly sized, period-appropriate case contains Omega’s chronograph Caliber 1861. (For more new Speedmasters commemorating the model’s 60th anniversary, click here.)

Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary LE – reclining
Each of the watches in Omega’s 1957 Trilogy is available separately, but for those who wouldn’t settle for less than the whole set, Omega offers a special presentation box containing all three. The outer box, made of Swiss oak wood, has an engraving of the historical Seahorse emblem on the lid and a front-plate engraved with “Trilogy 60th Anniversary, 001/557.” Within is a smaller box containing all three watches; the watches in these collected sets differ slightly from the ones sold individually only in their dials (which are printed with TRILOGY and the Limited Edition number) and their casebacks (which are engraved with “LIMITED TO 557 TIMEPIECES.”) In the larger box, the proud owner of the Trilogy will also find a leather watch roll, with three spare leather and NATO straps, along with a wooden spring-bar changing tool and a tube with additional spring bars. Individually, the cheap replica watches are priced thusly: $7,000 for the Seamaster 300; $6,800 for the Railmaster; and $7,250 for the Speedmaster. The Trilogy box set is priced at $21,600.

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster replica watches uk

In the third chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the five most noteworthy Speedmasters from the 1980s, including such Reagan-era milestone pieces as the first Omega replica watches with an exhibition caseback and the first Speedy with a moon-phase.

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1980: Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11, Omega’s first sapphire crystal caseback


Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 (1980)
Launched to celebrate the 1969 Apollo 11 mission — in which the Omega Speedmaster became the first replica watches uk worn on the moon — this yellow-gold model was the first to be outfitted with the 861L caliber. It was also the first Omega timepiece to put its caliber on display, through a glazed sapphire caseback window. The watch was produced in a very small, numbered series of around 300 pieces; the “L” suffix at the end of the Caliber number “861” indicated that it was the “Luxury” version of that movement, with a higher level of decoration than was normally afforded.

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1983: The first bi-color Speedmaster


Omega Speedmaster Bicolor (1983)
The first Speedmaster model with a two-tone design, this 1983 model combined a steel case with a golden dial, silvered chronograph subdials, and a bracelet made from steel and 14K gold. It is unknown exactly how many of this reference that Omega fake produced, but very few are known to still exist.

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1985: The first Speedmaster moon-phase model


Omega Speedmaster “Speedymoon” (1985)
“Twenty years after the Speedmaster began preparing to go to the moon,” Omega states in its press materials on the Speedmaster’s 60-year history, “the moon came to the Speedmaster.” The cheap replica watches, nicknamed “Speedymoon,” was produced in a series of 1,300 pieces and was the first in the iconic series to include a moon-phase complication, whose disk was adorned with a painted moon and stars. There are even some rare Speedymoon models that feature a painted face on the moon’s surface.

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1987: Speedmaster Automatic
Omega Speedmaster Automatic (1987)
Considered by many collectors as the “Holy Grail” of vintage Speedmasters, this was the first watch in the collection that combined an automatic movement with a “Moonwatch” case. Omega only produced the replica watches for two years, making it an extremely rare piece, sought out obsessively by the Speedy’s legions of fans and collectors. Design-wise, this watch’s case is slightly thicker than those of other Speedmasters to accommodate the automatic movement, and the chrono pushers and crown are closer fitting than those on the classic Moonwatch.

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1987: A Speedmaster made especially for Italy


Omega Speedmaster “Italy” (1987)
Limited to only 500 pieces, this timepiece was created for the Italian market. It featured a black dial with golden subdials, a yellow-gold bezel and yellow gold-plated crown and pushers. And it could be considered a tribute to the Speedmaster’s interesting but little-known historical connection with Italy. The Seahorse medallion that appears on the casebacks of many Speedmaster and Seamaster models was, in fact, inspired by the Seahorse emblems found on the sides of gondolas in Venice.
Next up: the Speedmasters of the 1990s. Click here to read the first chapter of the series covering the late 1950s and ’60s, and here for the chapter covering the 1970s.