Omega Replica Marks Earth Day with New Aqua Terra “Goodplanet” Editions

If Earth Day celebrations are inspiring you to help save the planet — while you’re itching to add a new watch to your collection at the same time— Omega may have a timepiece that’s right in your wheelhouse: the new replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Goodplanet,” available in two versions at two sizes, and both featuring Omega’s Master Co-Axial Chronometer calibers.

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A portion of the sales from these new replica watches — the latest to emerge from Omega’s partnership with the Goodplanet Foundation, first announced in 2011 — will go toward funding two new wildlife projects that the Foundation has established in the African nation of Botswana. (The previous Goodplanet watch, a Planet Ocean model, had a portion of its proceeds go toward preserving mangroves and seagrasses in Southeast Asia.)

Both new Aqua Terra watches have cases made from grade 5 titanium and feature white lacquered dials highlighted by blue elements inspired by the color of the ocean — diamond-polished blue applied hour indices, faceted blue hands, and applied blue fake Omega logo. The dials are also notable for their lack of the distinctive “teakwood” motif found on other Aqua Terra dials. Both replica watches come on blue-coated nylon fabric straps with white stitching and foldover clasps; the 43-mm watch is also available on a polished-and-brushed titanium bracelets (in Omega’s patented screw-and-pin style) with butterfly clasp. Both cases have nonreflective sapphire crystals and screw-down crowns embossed with an Omega symbol.

The larger of the Aqua Terra “Goodplanet” models (below, front and back) has a 43-mm case (14.45 mm thick) and contains Omega Master Co-Axial Caliber 8605. In addition to the blue hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, its dial has a red-tipped GMT hand that the wearer can use to keep track of a second time zone on a 24-hour time-zone scale, and a date window at 6 o’clock. The movement is visible through a sapphire window in the caseback, which also includes the words “Goodplanet Foundation” in varnished blue type.

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The other new timepiece (below, front and back) measures 38.5 mm in diameter and 12.84 mm thick. Its simpler dial layout features the blue hour markers and hands along with a date window at 3 o’clock. The movement, visible through a sapphire caseback, is Omega’s basic Caliber 8500. Like all of replica Omega’s Master Co-Axial movements — which, as of this year’s Baselworld, are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in all of Omega’s replica watch families — it features bidirectional automatic winding, a co-axial escapement, silicon balance spring, free-sprung balance, and extreme antimagnetic properties, resisting magnetic fields to over 15,000 Gauss. The calibers in the Aqua Terra Goodplanet replica watches — both meeting the strict standards of fake Omega’s “Master Chronometer” certification — have power reserves of 60 hours. The decorative finishes include “Arabesque” Geneva waves on the rotor and plate, rhodium plating, and a blackened finish on the screws, barrels, and balance wheel.

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The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Goodplanet” replica watches uk are presented in special bamboo collectors’ boxes and, like all Omega replica watches, carry a four-year warranty. The 43-mm GMT watch costs $108 on a titanium bracelet and $101 on a nylon strap. The 38.5 mm model on the nylon strap goes for $184.

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Rare Omega replica watches up for sale at Christie’s

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Omegas have always oozed ‘cool’, whether on the wrist of a secret agent or an astronaut – and a rare example represents prime dinner party conversation fodder, even if your guests are nowhere near as interesting. Auction house Christie’s is currently holding an online-only sale of rare examples…

Space-age Speedies

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The online-only auction includes a selection of Omega Speedmasters and Seamasters, plus a few rarities of the Constellation variety. The headlining lots are the white gold Speedy produced in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, and a 1995 X-33 previously owned by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Zalyotin, who wore it on missions to both the Mir and International Space Stations. Considering the recent interest in genuine ‘space replica watches’, the latter might prove a particularly shrewd purchase. Also very much on the Classic Driver style radar are the ‘Anakin Skywalker’ and Chronostop Seamasters, but perhaps the most beguiling is the beautifully patinated Constellation, delivered new to Switzerland in 1954.

Long time head of Swatch’s Omega replica retires

Swatch named Raynald Aeschlimann to head its Omega replica watch brand after its long-time president announced plans on Wednesday to retire.

Stephen Urquhart, a 69-year-old dual British-Swiss citizen, is resigning his leadership post at uk Omega replica but will remain “available for special projects,” the Swiss replica watchmaker said in a statement.

Aeschlimann, Urquhart’s second-in-command, takes over at the maker of Speedmaster and Seamaster timepieces as the Swiss replica watches industry is being buffeted by twin forces: low oil prices, hurting Russian and Middle Eastern sales, and slowing Chinese economic growth.

Omega replica has been among bright spots for Swatch of late, posting strong sales during this year’s Lunar New Year holiday – Hong Kong is the biggest market for timepieces – even as demand for the company’s higher-end replica watches that include Breguet were sluggish.

Aeschlimann has been vice president of sales at replica Omega since 2001 and on Swatch’s extended group management board since 2013.

Omega CEO, Stephen Urquhart Talks The Survival Of Artisan Replica Watchmaking

Baselworld is just around the corner and as a precursor we got to sit down with the CEO of Omega, Stephen Urquhart, for a chat about their latest collaboration with Eddie Redmayne for the new Globemaster, the survival of artisan replica watchmaking in the face of technology and his opinion on women wearing men’s replica watches.

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Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne recently helped launch the new replica Omega Globemaster which has achieved the status as the world’s first Master Chronometer.

In explaining the new Hollywood partnership, Urquhart believes that Redmayne is the perfect ambassador for the Globemaster brand in today’s market. It all comes down to an air of humility in both the man and the watch.

“Most of its values you can’t see because it’s in the movement,” says Urquhart.

“Eddie Redmayne is the face for this sort of market today because it’s a contemporary and forward looking watch. He is humble and this is a good thing in a world of showmanship.”

For Omega Replica Watches, the new Globemaster marks a significant milestone in the Swiss brand’s history. This is namely because they deliberately avoided taking too many cues from the past as most luxury watchmakers do. This strategic move, Urquhart believes, is an underlying value of the Omega replica name which have seen their replica watches become part of the Olympics and space travel to the moon during the early days.

“The Omega Co-Axial movement started in 1999 which was our way to get the brand back to where it should be in terms of mechanical watchmaking,” he explained.

“It took a lot of time, but we created our own Co-Axial movements in-house by 2007, then used silicon in 2008 and now we’ve mastered the magnetic problem which is rampant in the world today where people don’t realise.”

The Globemaster may sound like a traveller’s timepiece, but Urquhart tells us that this is certainly not the case. Interestingly, the name was a household name used by fake Omega watches in the 1950s for early constellation models. Trademark regulations meant that they couldn’t use this name in the United States and so, the Globemaster remained dormant for forty years in the vault.

“When my team and I decided on this watch, we couldn’t believe no one had used it [the name]. If you don’t use it, the name loses all of its value. So we brought it back.”

The resurrected timepiece now carries a lasting and forceful aesthetic to design which Urquhart believes is at the heart of every replica Omega watches piece without having to rely on the overused heritage tag. The 39mm specification was itself a true testament to this statement.

“We just felt that 39mm was the right size for that shape,” says Urquhart. The older watches from Omega replica were the bigger models such as 41mm and this new push for more streamlined watches is a big first step for the brand. Fans of bigger timepieces need not feel worried though. Big replica watches will still be Omega’s passion and their new collection of the Seamaster Planet Ocean will be a showing of this.

Women’s replica watches will also be a key target for cheap Omega UK in upcoming pieces. Asked about the growing trend of women wearing smaller men’s replica watches, Urquhart buoyantly supported this idea.

“Yeah, sure. Why not? I mean women drive men’s cars. A BMW is a man’s car. A woman’s car is a car.”

On the innovative material front, Liquidmetal is one of the latest developments to come out of the Omega house. Given that the brand is a forward-thinking name, we had to find out what was in store for the future of material advancement in watchmaking.

As an example, Urquhart told us that Fake Omega was now working on a new alloy for a prominent golfer. He added that the goal was to make a watch that the golfer wouldn’t feel on his wrist at all.

“I don’t want to give away too much on movement, but I think there’s a whole new world out there. It’s important to keep the same technology of a wristwatch which has been around for 300 years, but with new ways of expressing it. It’s challenging.”

Technology it seems, has not taken anything away from the Omega heritage. If it’s done well without compromise on quality, Urquhart will gladly embrace it.

“In the case of our Dark Side Of The Moon timepiece, we’ve been told for the last fifteen years by everybody that we needed a black watch. Everybody has black fake watches, PVD and of all that,” he recalls.

“We waited. We don’t want to bring out a black watch which can’t be repaired or handed down in fifty years time. So I think done in that respect it’s very important.”

Achieving pure aesthetic form from cutting corners is one thing, but for Omega at least, going against this trend and building replica watches that help to keep its lasting value is the only way.