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There are some truly amazing Omega replica deals, and there are several retailers getting in on the act.

We’ve found the best deals on Omega replica watches, for both men and women, so whether you’re after a Speedmaster, Seamaster or De Ville, you’ve come to the right place.

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The key pieces on show at fake Omega’s touring exhibition and the brand’s innovative history

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Nicole Kidman wearing a jewelled 1950s Omega “secret” watch

As a brand, Omega conjures up images of high adventure – the Speedmaster Moonwatch, or James Bond in a succession of sleekly sporty styles. Boys’ stuff, definitely (though women have been known to snap these up). Omega’s women’s offer, meanwhile, is popular but less flamboyant, majoring on round styles with impeccable movements, such as the Ladymatic or Constellation.

Nevertheless, a touring exhibition, Her Time, which landed in Paris during the city’s recent Fashion Week, was an eye-opener, revealing the depth of heritage Omega replica boasts in women’s watches.

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An art deco Omega watch from the early 20th century, now in the brand’s museum in Bienne

One person wise to this is Nicole Kidman, a long-term Omega replica brand ambassador. The A-lister is frequently photographed with a vintage cheap Omega strapped to her wrist: a delicate 1950s “secret” watch with a cluster of diamonds over the dial, or an Art Deco-inspired, diamond-style watch with a tiny rectangular case.

Both timepieces, like the exhibition replica watches, come from the archives at the Omega Museum, located near the company’s HQ in Biel, Switzerland. It is currently closed but will reopen in a much more immersive form next year – a must-see destination for replica watch fans.

The key pieces on show at the Her Time exhibition highlight Omega’s innovative women’s watch history, as Petros Protopapas, museum director and brand heritage manager, acknowledges.

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A gold Omega from the 1970s

“Few people know that from 1894 to 1935, over a third of Omega’s production was in women’s watches for a great deal for that time,” he says. “We wanted to show our ongoing commitment to women’s lives – Art Deco from the 1920s, the Medicus from the 1930s, which was specifically for nurses to read and take pulses with, or the original 1955 Ladymatic, which had the smallest rotor-equipped automatic movement in the world, and was chronometer certified.”

There were design surprises, too. Delicately enamelled pocket replica watches from the very early 20th century; 1940s gold watches from the brand’s French division (not unlike contemporaneous work from great Paris jewellery houses); strong, avant-garde, rectangular designs from the early 1970s, and unique items from British jeweller Andrew Grima’s 1969 About Time collaboration with replica Omega – large, gold watches often with the dial viewed through a translucent natural gem.

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The modern Costellation in steel and yellow gold, inspired by 1970s designs

Riveting though these pieces are, their influence on today’s Omega is indirect. “They remind us of originality and possibility,” says Petropapas, who points out that these qualities are found in different ways in Omega’s modern women’s watches.

In fact, as Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega CEO, notes, many of the replica watches on show are “one-of-a-kind pieces, made with very expensive designs and materials, but we have to consider what will sell on a large scale. If we replicated these styles in our full collection they might not represent the overall desires and demands of women.”

Another factor, of course, is that different styles are favoured by different markets. “In China and Asia, the Constellation and De Ville are still our best sellers for women,” continues Aeschlimann. “In Western markets they tend to buy bigger, sportier styles such as Moonwatches or the Seamaster Aqua Terra.”

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A vintage Omega poster, advertising its women’s watches

The Paris exhibition was launched by original supermodel Cindy Crawford, also a brand ambassador, who has now been joined by her two photogenic teenage children. Kaia (the season’s hottest model) and Presley (another successful model) Gerber are both ideal role models to persuade their generation that a good replica watch is more elegant and individual than a smartphone for keeping track of time.

Although, for now at least, the focus remains very much on women, rather than millennials. “The main influence on us in the future will be women themselves,” Aeschlimann admits. “We listen and try to give them a range of styles that fulfils their needs. We’ll continue to borrow from our heritage, but what we make now is for today’s woman and she is quite different from the past.”

Omega replica has relaunched its classic 1957 trilogy as a set

For its 60th anniversary, Omega has released the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster

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In a banner year for Omega replica, 1957 saw the release of not one, but three flagship models that went on to become classic timepieces: the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster.

For its 60th anniversary, Omega replica has relauched all three as a trilogy set, with each watch faithfully reproduced using a laser-scan of the 1957 models to perfectly recapture the original dimensions. Each updated watch also has the same signature feature as its namesake.

The Railmaster, designed for scientists, engineers and technicians, is powered by the 8806 caliber swiss Omega Master Chronometer, which resists magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss. Like the original Speedmaster, which was the first timepiece in the world to do so, the Limited Edition version comes with its Tachymeter scale etched into the bezel – a feature intended for racing drivers. The set is presented in an oak box with extra NATO and leather straps. Finally, the Seamaster retains the Naïad symbol to mark its exceptional water resistance.

18 Holes With the Omega Aqua Terra Golf Replica Watches

The Omega Seamaster replica collection is made up of several sub-families, all of which spring from the original Seamaster dive watch that the brand introduced in 1948 (You can learn more about that original, groundbreaking watch, and other important historical Omega replica watches, here). Not all of them are dive watches per se, but all have some type of nautical or aquatic influence — hence the “Aqua Terra” and “Planet Ocean” monikers on the two major sub-brands. It seems a tad unusual, at first, that cheap Omega would choose the Seamaster collection, specifically the Aqua Terra line, to host the brand’s first watch devoted to the sport in which one wants to avoid the water as much as possible — the replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Golf. However, upon closer examination, and after a good old-fashioned wrist test that included an actual day out on the links, the choice seems more than appropriate.

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What better way to review such a timepiece, after all, than strapping it on the wrist for an actual round of golf? That was my opportunity recently, and not in just any setting, but at the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC — a resort right next door to Quail Hollow, which hosted the 2017 PGA Championship, the year’s final major, and one in which Omega would serve as official timekeeper, as it has done since 2011.

The watch I reviewed was from the original Aqua Terra Golf collection (Omega introduced new, redesigned models during the PGA Championship weekend; I reported on them here.) Its basic look is similar to those of other three-hand-with-date Aqua Terras, with some subtle variations inspired by golf: Green is used for the central seconds hand, which culminates in an arrow tip filled with a tiny triangle of luminous material, as well as for the Arabic numbers at the five-minute marks on the minute track, separated by thin, white indices.

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Triangular wedge indices, also with luminous inserts, are applied at the hour markers, all except for the 3 o’clock position, where sits a modest date window, with white numerals on a black background harmonizing with the predominantly black dial. A silvery Omega replica logo appears below the 12 o’clock marker; beneath it is a cursive-script “Seamaster” logo, one more touch of fairway green. The Greek letter Omega, the Swiss brand’s longtime, recognizable emblem, appears in raised relief on the crown, which screws down securely to ensure the 41-mm stainless steel case’s 150-meter water-resistance.

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The black dial catches the light nicely, and features one of those aforementioned nods to the Seamaster’s heritage, a vertical lined pattern that is meant to evoke the deck of a seagoing vessel. For most, this motif would not be immediately obvious — which may be why the brand chose to introduce a more pronounced, horizontal pattern on the newer Aqua Terra Golf replica Watches — but I personally like the subtlety here. (One other note: if you’re coming to this watch “cold,” you might assume the arrow-tipped minute hand is actually a GMT hand, since that is a look commonly used for GMT watches, but a quick counting of the hands (and the lack of a 24-hour scale on the dial flange or bezel) will quickly disavow you of that error.

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Turn the watch over and through a sapphire caseback you’ll get a view of the movement, Omega’s in-house Caliber 8500, with its big bidirectional winding rotor, plates, and bridges all decorated with the radiating, “Arabesque” guilloché pattern that has become emblematic of Omega movements. As the minuscule text on the movement and caseback reveals, Caliber 8500 features replica Omega’s co-axial escapement and an outstanding resistance to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss and above (though not, in this model, all of the METAS-certified Master Chronometer attributes possessed by the 8900 Caliber that supersedes it in the newer models), and two clearly labeled (albeit not readily visible) mainspring barrels, storing a 60-hour power reserve. Other engravings on the caseback reveals the case’s water-resistance level and the movement’s use of silicon (Si14) for the balance spring — an element increasingly common in timepieces produced by the brands of the Swatch Group, Omega’s parent company.

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So how did the Omega Aqua Terra Golf watch fare in an actual 18-hole round of golf? As any good sports watch should while being worn during actual sports, it did its job when summoned and stayed in the background when it might have been a distraction. To wit: the watch never felt too heavy, weighing down the wrist when it was needed for a drive or a putt (which is good; my golf swing has plenty of issues without adding that complication to the mix). The caramel-colored calf leather strap, secured by a brushed steel folding clasp, never felt uncomfortable, even in the heat and humidity of a North Carolina August, and even the most powerful swings and strikes of the ball didn’t make me fret about whether or not the fake watch would come undone or end up in a sand trap or a lake. (Though, as it was a loaner, perhaps I should have been a little more concerned.)

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Legibility remained strong on those occasions when I actually did need to check the time, with the contrast of the white indices on the black dial and overall simplicity of the design aiding the cause immensely; even the harshest sunlight did not render the replica watch unreadable in the glare. And while the green seconds hand doesn’t stand out as much as one would think against the black dial, the subtle but brilliant use of the little white triangle in the tip of that hand makes it very easy to see at a glance that the watch is running. Another concern that some sticklers for accuracy might have — that the harsh motions of the wrist during an 18-hole golf session might overwind the movement or make it run too fast — also proved to be unfounded.

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All in all, I found the sporty yet quietly luxurious character of the Aqua Terra well suited to representing the somewhat leisurely sport of golf — much more so than, say, a chronograph like the Speedmaster, which is much more ideal for intense, timed-to-the-second sports like motor racing — which was, of course, what that replica watch was originally designed for in the first place. The replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is just enough time clock for a game whose major appeal is that there is no time clock.

Tom Hardy’s vintage replica watches in Dunkirk

Amid the spellbinding aerial combat scenes in Christopher Nolan’s epic tribute to the heroes of Operation Dynamo, one particular prop stands out: a military-issue Omega replica that did more than its fair share to help the Allied victory in WWII.

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You’d be forgiven for missing the replica watches Tom Hardy wears whilst battling the Luftwaffe above the English Channel in Christopher Nolan’s epic Dunkirk. But as befits an RAF fighter pilot, Hardy’s character is wearing a service-issue, swiss Omega, an innovative timepiece that was supplied to the bulk of British aircrew in the Second World War.

Despite being surrounded by Nazi-occupied countries, Switzerland continued to supply wristwatches to the Allied forces throughout the war. And not only were all the navigational fake watches used by the RAF during the Second World War made in Switzerland – approximately half of these came from cheap Omega.

The most commonly worn piece was the CK2129. This is the watch that can be seen on Tom Hardy’s wrist.

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As can seen above, the CK2129 featured two crowns, the second of which was used to lock the rotating bezel against accidental movement. The bezel itself was used to count down flying times during missions, a vital aid to navigation. Another feature of the CK2129 instantly recognisable to any lover of classic ‘tool’ watches is the clear, concise display, with its arabic numerals contrasted against a pale cream dial.

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After the war, Field Marshall Montgomery, the commander of Allied land forces on D-Day (6, 1944), made both an official and a private visit to its factory in Biel to thank Omega for the company’s contribution to the allied victory. For its part, Omega acknowledges that much of the replica watchmaking ‘intel’ gathered during the war years, later entered production in the form of the 1948 Seamaster model, descendants of which are still available today.

Give your Omega replica watch a new look with interchangeable straps

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Watches are hallmark accessories in the realm of luxury menswear, and Omega has long been something of a household name in the industry.

For Omega owners looking to update their timepieces, the Swiss watch brand has launched its Nato straps – a collection of leather and canvas straps that can be interchanged with the leather strap or steel bracelets on an existing Omega replica model.

The straps are inspired by those used by British pilots and soldiers during Wolrd War Two, since removable spring bars on watches were seen to be a safety hazard during conflict situations.

There are eight kinds of Nato straps available, including three striped fabric straps, three nylon fabric straps, one brown leather strap and a black coated-nylon-fabric strap. Though they may be targeted at male customers, the straps are unisex, and can be added to women’s wristwatches, too.

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An Omega replica watch is an elite indulgence, traditionally being a timepiece that represents an undeniably high-class lifestyle. The new Nato straps from the brand give replica Omega owners a chance to convey a more casual, sporty and leisurely message – and when it comes to fashion investments, what’s more important than versatility?

Omega launches the Seamaster Diver Commander’s watch to toast a year of James Bond anniversaries

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The Omega Seamaster Commander replica watch

Of all the gadgetry that have outfitted a certain secret agent over the years, it’s telling that of all the kit and caboodle, it’s James Bond’s watches that are cemented in the public consciousness. Whether outfitted by Q to container a detonator (that would be Roger Moore in A Spy Who Loved Me) or buzz saw (Live and Let Die), his watch is as integral to Bond’s identity as the tuxedo and martini. Which is why Omega have chosen a red letter year for the British institution to unveil a new limited edition model.

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The watch honours Bond’s military career

To mark a host of Bond milestones this year – 2017 sees the 50th anniversary of You Only Live Twice, the 40th of The Spy Who Loved Me and the 20th of Tomorrow Never Dies – Omega have created a timepiece in his honour, one particular focused on the militaristic aspect of Bond’s adventures (in each film he dons military attire). The replica Omega Seamaster Diver Commander’s Watch – unveiled at a high octane boating event on the River Thames, befittingly passing MI6 – employs the colours of the British Royal Navy to summery effect; the tones of red and blue bezel with a dazzling white ceramic dial look suitably fresh and appropriate for this time of year, while the 007 gun logo acts as counterweight on the second hand. The NATO strap also comes with stripes that border on a Regatta-style design. Numbers are limited; 7,007 will be produced, with the 18k gold version limited to just seven.

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Daniel Craig in Skyfall wearing an Omega watch

Bond’s roster of wrist candy began with Rolex in Dr. No, before he embraced the digital, more democratic age, with Seiko. He first slipped on an fake Omega Seamaster in 1995’s GoldenEye, thanks to costume designer Lindy Hemming, who recalled the sporty functionality of her RAF father’s model while she was growing up. “I was convinced that Commander Bond, a naval man, a diver and a discreet gentleman of the world would wear this watch”. The official title of the watch is indicative not just of Bond’s rank, but of cheap Omega’s rich history in the the military field – during WWII, it outfitted 110,000 pilots, naval officers and soldiers on the orders of Britain’s Ministry of Defense. Proving that alongside the cinematic substance, there’s a heavy dose of substance to swiss Omega’s dynamic timepieces.

Replica Omega 1957 classics released as anniversary editions at Baselworld 2017

The Seamaster, Railmaster and Speedmaster have been rolled out looking exactly as they did when launched 60 years ago, but with modern updates

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Omega Trilogy set: Seamaster 300, Railmaster, Speedmaster

There’s no better excuse for a celebration than an anniversary – and at Omega, it has three.

This year, the brand celebrates the 60th anniversary of its launch in 1957 of three sports watches that would go on to become classics: the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Omega replica rolled out three special anniversary edition timepieces that can be bought either as individual pieces, or as a collector’s limited edition Trilogy set. Each individual fake watch is limited to 3,557 pieces, while the Trilogy is limited to 557 sets.

The historic timepieces were revived using – for the first time by cheap Omega – a unique digital scanning technology to accurately reproduce the original designs and dimensions while allowing a little breathing room for modern updates.

The new Seamaster 300 is based on the CK2913 and features a black aluminium bezel and the original Naïad sign on the crown, a logo that denoted remarkable water resistance in 1957. Inside the 39mm case ticks the replica Omega Master Chronometer calibre 8806.

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Omega Railmaster

The double-case antimagnetic 38mm Railmaster retains its practical, no-nonsense aesthetic reminiscent of its 1957 design. However, the vintage indexes have been deepened just a tiny bit to allow a stronger Super-LumiNova light to shine through. It is also powered by the replica Omega Master Chronometer calibre 8806.

Part of the appeal of the Speedmaster heritage – apart from its having been the first watch on the moon, worn by Buzz Aldrin – is that it was the first to feature the tachymeter scale on the bezel instead of on the dial. Racing drivers found this feature useful – and the replica watch soon acquired a cult following. This year, Omega reproduced the original font to match the scale of the original tachymeter. It is driven by the calibre 1861.

Another highlight from swiss Omega was the Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”, which combines the perks of a GMT and diver’s watch. The “Big Blue” marks the first time the brand has fashioned a case directly from a single block of ceramic. Ceramic is six times harder than steel and is resistant to scratches and discolouration.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Big Blue’

The “Big Blue”, pairing electric blue with shocking bright orange, is likely to appeal to the young, sporty gentleman. It is powered by the Master Chronometer calibre 8906, which can be viewed through the transparent screw-in caseback. Water resistance is to 600 metres.

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Omega Speedmaster 38mm

The use of orange is echoed in the 44.25mm Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer, which debuted this year in two different models: a stainless steel and black version with orange accents, and an 18ct Sedna gold and blue version. Both feature ceramic bezels with a tachymeter scale and an alternating minute-track on the dials. The distinctive minute-track, first used in 1968, is inherently linked to the brand’s unique relationship to motor racing. Driving the timepieces is the co-axial Master Chronometer calibre 9900/9901.

Another addition to the Speedmaster family is the new Speedmaster 38mm, available in 14 models for men and women. The three sub-dials (located at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock) are made of horizontal ovals, and a vertical oval date window can be found at 6 o’clock, a design feature inspired by the De Ville timepieces. Some models feature a dual bezel design, where the tachymeter scale on the bezel is complemented by an outer ring of diamonds. Each caseback boasts the Speedmaster’s signature Seahorse medallion, while inside ticks the calibre 3330. For ladies, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Ladies’ collection has been expanded to feature 30 new models. Three sizes are available: 38mm, 34mm and 28mm. It features a few updates, including reproportioned and domed links for the bracelets, and a conical crown with waved edges.

The dials feature mother-of-pearl in 14 colours, and diamond hour-markers. The 34mm and 38mm replica watches are powered by the Master Chronometer calibre 8800, while the quartz calibre 4061 drives the 28mm version.

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From the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ladies collection

The Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometers collection also has new models features subtle upgrades. Its dial now has a horizontal teak pattern inspired by a luxury yacht’s deck, and the date window is at 6 o’clock. At Baselworld, three models – each in 41mm and 38mm sizes – were presented. The timepieces are powered by either the Master Chronometer calibre 8800 or 8900.

Replica Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition Watches

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One of Omega’s many sponsorships and partnerships is as Official Timekeeper of the Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) sailing team. For the 35th America’s Cup yacht race taking place this month, June 2017, the Swiss replica watch maker has announced a couple of limited edition watches including this replica Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ that the team members wear while actually racing. Compared to other collections from swiss Omega, it’s been a while since we’ve talked about this interesting but rare family of digital, quartz-powered Omega replica watches.

The replica Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 was released in the ’90s, helping show that Omega wasn’t stuck in 1969 with the manually wound mechanical Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” as their cutting-edge astronaut gear. But much like Breitling’s Professional line of replica watches, also with hybrid analog-digital displays, the fake Omega Speedmaster X-33 was also convincingly meant for professional aviation purposes. It remains a peripheral branch of the Speedmaster collection that particularly dedicated watch enthusiasts and brand enthusiasts can also enjoy.

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There’s no reason, however, that it needs to be exclusively for aviation and aerospace, as the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition watch shows. I felt it was worth mentioning that the sailing team members wear the cheap Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ while on board as it does add some credibility to the watches’ intended practical use and durability. If you don’t follow regatta racing and aren’t clear on some of the physical rigors involved for people or replica watches on board one of these vessels in a race, see Ariel’s report after being strapped to a catamaran and splashed a lot with Bremont Watches and Oracle Team UK.

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On a nylon fabric strap, the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition is 45mm wide in Grade 2 titanium and water-resistant to 30m. This might cause some watchnerds to blink, as that is basically the minimum water-resistance rating for any modern watch, and this one is designed to be involved with watersports. Boats ideally stay on top of the water, yes, but 30m of water resistance refers to the water pressure below 30m of perfectly still water. We generally recommend that you don’t do anything wetter than washing your hands with a 30m-water-resistant watch – mostly dress watches. Granted, there are a bunch of buttons and spots where water ingress becomes a concern on the fake Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ, and it seems like they are intended to actually be used – but even most G-Shocks come with 200m water-resistance.

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The quartz 5620 movement inside powers the analog three-hand time telling with the addition of a countdown timer for regatta racing, along with a host of digital displays. If you didn’t know, the reason countdown timers are important to yacht racing and so often found on such replica watches is that boats get a running start before crossing the starting line that they need to time very carefully. The digital functions can show three time zones, chronograph, timer, calendar information, and two alarms. I will continue to say that negative LCD displays are just inferior to positive ones and can only be seen as a sacrifice of legibility for aesthetics. The regatta countdown timer is activated by the red button at 9 o’clock and triggers a series of alarms with recognizable ringing sequences.

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Some differences from the Skywalker X-33 in the swiss Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition watch include design cues for ETNZ, the specific functions meant for boat racing mentioned above, and of course, the omission of Skywalker from the name. The colors are of the New Zealand flag, and the blue ring at 9 o’clock that seems to reference an analog subdial is new and cool-looking. I happen to think that a more colorful approach to the X-33, as we also saw here with the Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse watch, makes it look a lot more modern and fun.

We don’t have caseback images for the moment, but fake Omega tells us that it is “stamped with an EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND logo and engraved with ‘CHALLENGER FOR THE 35TH AMERICA’S CUP,’ ‘X-33 REGATTA,’ and the limited edition number.” The bi-directional rotating bezel, made of a ceramic-titanium mix, includes litle stars at the “compass points” in place of the aviation (stylized spaceship? K rail?) symbols of the Skywalker. Omega says the stars represent the Southern Cross on New Zealand’s flag. We can assume that there will be lume on the hands and indices, as well as the 12 o’clock star on the bezel, in addition to a back light for the digital displays.

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There are certainly a lot of potential luxury watch replica customers involved with the yachting world, so every year we see a range of sponsorships and limited editions from different fake watch brands. This is one of the cooler ones, in my opinion, and that’s because of the watch itself. Limited to 2,017 pieces, the replica Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition watch will have a price of $159.

Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia Replica Watches

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Out of the blue, Omega today debuted the replica Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia, a stylish, retro-inspired take on the Seamaster, offered in a highly elegant 39.5mm case, crafted from either Omega’s proprietary 18k Sedna gold or… yes, stainless steel.

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On a personal note, the 40mm-wide De Ville Trésor has been probably my favorite modern Omega: it’s classical, restrained, and under-the-radar, but, with its curvy case and dial, it’s plenty interesting for a dress watch. Plus, its Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement delivers all the goodies Omega can engineer into a movement today… So what exactly is the matter with the Trésor? It’s not available in steel but exclusively in very pricey gold of different types…

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Which leads us to the cheap Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia, a new Seamaster that offers comparably beautiful and restrained styling in a classical 39.5mm case, a METAS-certified Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement (now an automatic over the Trésor’s hand-wound), and refreshingly, it does come in Sedna gold and steel. And, if you hadn’t guessed already, there is, of course, a story to go with it as well.

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Omega says the idea for the Seamaster’s sea horse logo came when one of Omega’s designers visited Venice and saw the gondolas adorned with this fascinating animal – he liked the possible connection with it and the Seamaster and, since 1957, the Seahorse emblem has been associated with this collection.

While self-proclaimed swiss Omega historians will certainly know of a few vintage Seamasters from the mid-1900s, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that most Omega replica fans and buyers today think not of a vintage dress watch when they hear the word Seamaster. Yet, this new-for-2017 piece shares numerous design elements with Seamasters of old, reminding everyone that the Seamaster has not always been about chunky, sporty, and colorful. It goes to show that, if you think about it, not only is Omega itself a very versatile and complex brand, but even its collections can be a bit all over the place sometimes.

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While you could consider this another 60th-anniversary tribute, I think the new replica Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia should really just be left alone to be what it actually is: a heavily vintage-inspired, retro-looking dress watch, something that’s been missing from Omega’s stable for some time now. The Globemaster is available in steel but is more modern in its design, even if it is not without its own vintage-tribute details.

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The Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia has a domed, silvery, off-white dial with applied indices, Omega logo and text, and a pair of thin, polished leaf-style hands – all of this is in 18k Sedna gold on both model variants. Legibility, because the dials appear to be more satin than shiny, should be alright – it would have been sad to see this piece ruined by the horribly illegible combination of a shiny dial and shiny, skinny hands. Love it or hate it, there is also a subtle date aperture at six, maintaining the symmetry of the dial.

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Over the dial is a domed sapphire crystal that should add more depth to the skinny-looking watch – no official figures on thickness but considering the basic functionality of the movement and the small diameter of the case, we’d be surprised if this was a burger. Water resistance is an ample 60 meters or 200 feet, not bad for a gold dress watch and just enough that you never have to worry about it.

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Exposed via the laser-engraved sapphire case-back is the replica Omega Caliber 8801, an automatic Co-Axial movement boasting METAS-approved quality control and a resistance to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. The gold version will come with an 18k Sedna gold balance bridge and oscillating weight. Power reserve is 55 hours which isn’t bad considering the relatively small size of the case and, therefore, movement.

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Pricing for the Omega Seamaster Edizione Venezia is a marketable €5,900 in steel (reference 511.13.40.20.02.001) and €13,200 in 18k Sedna gold (reference 511.53.40.20.02.001). As you might have guessed by now, both pieces will only be available for purchase in Venice, Italy.