The Omega Replica Watches Of Michael Phelps

Big events are a great time to do some watch spotting.

I’m one of those people inclined to look at wrists parading by, whether it’s on the street, in a café, or on television. Nothing is more fun to me than people/wrist watching. I love to see what various people choose to wear on their wrists, even if I can’t always ask them why they chose what they did.

I am also a sports fan and I’ve been keeping an eye on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. And with the media and the state of sponsorships the way they are, I find such events to be a great opportunity to check out wrists.

I have already found four Richard Mille replica watches on four different athletes in Rio – one of whose belongs to gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk – which you can see in Richard Mille On 4 Athletes’ Wrists At The 2016 Rio Olympics.

Other replica watches that caught my eye include Usain Bolt’s very gold Hublot Big Bang Unico Usain Bolt – I particularly like the gold-colored strap on this one! – and Michael Phelps’ latest deep-water treasure: the replica Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph.

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Michael Phelps wearing his stainless steel Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M

American swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history, now having won 23 gold medals and another 5 silver and bronze for a total of 28 Olympic medals over the course of four Olympic Games, an all-time record. He is also the world recorder holder in 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, and 400-meter individual medley.

In addition, he is an Omega replica ambassador and has been since 2004, a longstanding partnership.

In an interview with an Omega spokesperson in August 2016, Phelps was asked, “In all of your Olympic Games, how important has Omega timekeeping been in your results?”

The six-foot-four swimmer’s answer, though expected, still seemed heartfelt to me. “I’ve had the privilege to work with some amazing companies in my life, [but] working with fake Omega I honestly can say is the best. We’ve spent the longest time together and they feel like a family to me. Being able to have the best timing system in the world at our events, every single year . . . we know the times are great. We know the times are perfect. There’s nobody else I’d rather be with.”

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Michael Phelps also very much likes the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Black Black

While Phelps has been seen wearing the stainless steel Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M co-axial chronograph during the Games, in another interview he mentioned that he also is very fond of the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Black Black.

But it was the fake watch he wore to an swiss Omega event called “Swimming Legends” that took place on August 15, 2016 at the Omega House in Rio de Janeiro that particularly caught my eye: the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph.

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Michael Phelps’s personal Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph as photographed in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games

This is a new version of the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M powered by automatic Omega Caliber 9901/9900, which is certified by Omega’s new METAS certification as a chronometer. Its co-axial escapement is joined by a free-sprung silicon balance spring. The watch is also resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss.

But even more than its interesting mechanics, I have to admit that I just really like the looks of this new version of the Planet Ocean, which is water-resistant to 600 meters. I enjoy the blue color scheme and the Sedna gold elements that go so unexpectedly well with the tool watch look.

Sedna gold is an alloy proprietary to cheap Omega watches that contains gold, copper, and palladium; it is 75 percent pure, though, making it an 18-karat gold alloy.

This watch’s helium escape valve and the fact that it can withstand a depth of 600 meters makes it a true diving instrument. However, the stunning contrast of the 18-karat red Ceragold diving scale against the perfectly polished blue ceramic background of the bezel perched upon the two-tone case is pure luxury.

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The back of Michael Phelps’s personal Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph as photographed in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games: note the special engraving

Though it is doubtful that this technologically advanced wrist instrument will ever see real diving time — though I have no doubt it will visit the odd pool over the course of its lifetime — Omega certainly puts its money where its mouth is: the Seamaster Planet Ocean line boasts a full four years’ worth of guarantee.

Omega is the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games. For three special-edition replica watches by replica Omega commemorating the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, see Omega’s Olympic Bid: Rio 2016 Seamaster Diver, Seamaster Bullhead, And Speedmaster Limited Editions.

Quick Facts Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph

Case: 45.5 x 18.87 mm, stainless steel with Sedna gold and blue ceramic and Ceragold rotating bezel; water-resistant to 600 meters; helium escape valve

Movement: automatic Caliber 9901/9900 with co-axial escapement and free-sprung balance with silicon balance spring; official METAS certification as a chronometer; resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss; twin serially operating spring barrels for 60 hours of power reserve

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds; date, chronograph

Price: $124 / $190

Omega CEO and President Talks about Rio 2016 and the Precise Olympic Timing

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Raynald Aeschlimann, CEO and President of Omega Replica Watches.

Last week, we brought you the news about the incredible precision timing of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games by replica Omega, which has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympics for years. You can read that story here. Now, we talk with Omega CEO and President Raynald Aeschlimann about what it takes to stay on top of timing the world’s largest sports gathering.

HT: What is the main message for Omega to get across to consumers via the Olympics?

RA: “ It is all about the emotion of being closer to the consumer and bringing dynamism to the brand. We have been the Official Olympic Timekeeper for 27 times before this one. This marks the 28th time. Sports are in our DNA, having key ambassadors is in our DNA and we want this message to be very clear to the consumer.

HT: How all encompassing is the timing of the Olympics?

RA: “Much of it is in the Guinness Book of records. How long we have been the Official Timekeeper and the millions of blocks of data that are recorded by Omega replica in these two weeks. This year we have 41 different categories of sports, so we have 41 world championship sports at the same time that we are timing. We must be 150 percent ready and precise. Our mission is for the athletes – we have to make them feel the precision is there so they are confident. We have to do this for the judges, so they are confident. Nobody is asking us or telling us to continually improve, but we have to. So we do a lot of training, just like the athletes, to be our best.”

HT: So how do you be that best?

RA: “We have to always come with new technology. Sometimes it is totally revolutionary and sometimes it is something new that helps. This year our newest camera takes 10,000 pictures per second in those last crucial seconds of track and field. Image that. 10,000 pictures per second just to make the end of the races absolutely clear. WE have three levels of sensors for track and field — just to be better because we want to be on the forefront of technology. There is no question about being more than 100 percent perfect. This is high pressure, but this goes back to our DNA, this pressure, this drive for precision. That is why people feel good when they buy our replica watches.”

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Historic Omega 1906 pocket watch.

HT: Do you feel people still think of the original Omega pocket watches that timed the Los Angeles Olympic Games back in the early 1900’s when they think of Omega?

RA: “We have such a history of early sports timing and some of the images of those early races and the pocket watch timing are really inspiring. So with this history, people do remember this white dial, the red accents. We are known for that and some customers still see the white dial of the Olympic chronograph as being the face of cheap Omega. We are the brand of the chronograph, from the moon watches with the famous tachymeter to today’s watches. Bringing that past forward to today is part of our brand image and it makes us successful.”

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Rio 2016 marks the 28th time Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.