Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Replica Omega Constellation

With the new year comes new replica watches, and with plenty of series celebrating anniversaries this year, only months and days now separate the market from some potentially very interesting updates. Among the models celebrating anniversaries is the Omega Constellation, which turns 65 years old in 2017. This will also be the 35th year of production for the Constellation’s “Manhattan” model. The Constellation series is highly valued group by replica Omega fans, both in its vintage and modern versions, so this year could mark a significant development of the lineage in a more historically-oriented way — much as the release of the Globemaster did in 2015.

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As mentioned, the Constellation series was founded in 1952 and featured “pie-pan” dials. These pieces came in steel, yellow gold, and occasionally even platinum; often featured geometric hour markers and dauphine hands; and were held in high esteem for their superior timekeeping. These are the models that have gone on to inspire today’s Globemaster production line (seen below), but are designs that have more or less been under the radar since the late 1960s.

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Today’s models are more commonly based upon the “Manhattan” design family released in 1982. These replica watches, while sharing the Constellation name and the signature observatory emblem on the caseback, were different than the pie-pan models of the past. They were first developed using quartz movements (Omega didn’t release a mechanical, automatic model until 1985), were relatively thin, had integrated bracelets and very different dial configurations, and, most notably, included four claws on the bezel to secure the crystal to the rest of the case. They were very much a product of the 1980s, but have nevertheless retained a strong place in the brand’s lineup in the decades since, with both men’s and ladies’ versions available.

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The contemporary series offered by Omega includes day-date models, mechanical and quartz movements, integrated leather straps as well as metal bracelets, and an array of material options from steel, to the three golds, to combinations of each. Focusing primarily on the date-only, all metal, and non-jeweled models, we find that the watch has a host of features both similar to, and contrasting with, historical references within the series. It uses the integrated-clasping bracelet common to the series and the distinctly shaped case available in 38-mm and 35-mm diameters, with either a sapphire or solid caseback (for mechanical and quartz movements, respectively); and features the four-clawed bezel engraved with Roman numerals for each hour except the 3 and 6 o’clock marks.

On the dial, which is available in a range of color and material options, is an outer luminescent minute ring, applied tick hour marks, and a date indicator at the 3 o’clock position. The watch uses dauphine hands for the hour and minute, and a simple pointer for the seconds counter, all of which sweep over the trademark star towards the bottom of the dial. The mechanical models are available with the automatic cheap Omega Caliber 8500, which has a 60-hour power reserve, while the quartz models use the Omega Calibre 1532, which has a battery life of around 25 months. While prices vary dramatically depending on the specific model, entry into the Constellation series is typically around $1,700 for quartz models and $3,200 for mechanical.

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Noticeably, the modern watch uses engraved Roman numerals on the raised bezel instead of the simple, flat, printed markers on the vintage editions. Also, the bezel and its claws today serve a less functional and more decorative role than in the past: the original’s flat sapphire crystal that needed to be secured to the case has been superseded by a modern, more stable, domed crystal. On the dial, the use of dauphine hands and tick hour markers are more reminiscent of the pre-Manhattan variants of the series than of the stick hands and Roman numerals seen in the 1980s. Finally, the finishing techniques on the modern version are much more refined than in the past; note the sharper edges on the case, the brushed look compared to the original’s polishing, and the overall higher quality of the watch as evident in its increased thickness and sturdiness throughout.

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Of course, there are also many shared attributes between the historical and contemporary models. The modern watch still has the integrated bracelet and case, it still combines various metals, its bezel still has the signature claws, and its dial continues to display a date indicator and the name “Constellation” in a cursive script. The differences lie mostly in the overall styling, placement of features, and finishing. The watch still retains its overall shape, but it’s thicker, with a less flimsy bracelet; it still uses Roman numerals, but now they are engraved on the bezel rather than applied to the dial. The watch maintains its distinctiveness, but now at modern, luxurious Omega replica standards.

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The Omega Constellation Manhattan line holds a special place for me personally: it was one of my first “real” watches outside of the cheaper, more disposable pieces that preceded it, a watch gifted to me by my father (actually, “gifted to me by” should read more accurately as “stolen from”), which more or less introduced me to the wider world of replica watches that is today covered in watch publications and online forums. So, with this year marking another anniversary for the series, and with a growing focus by swiss Omega on its historical foundations, it will be interesting to see where the brand ventures next with one of its most distinct families. Whether that is with a renewed focus on pre-Manhattan variants in the Globemaster line, or possibly a curvier model in homage to the 1980s classic, it would surely be one of the more fascinating releases of the year.

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Fellows’s tips for purchasing replica watches at auction

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Fellows has been a family-owned business since its founding in 1876. While we offer a wide range of sales, we’re watch and jewellery specialists. Many auction houses have cultivated a certain mystique, which has limited their reach, but Fellows has always offered a variety of price points so both novice collectors and seasoned experts can find what they’re looking for.

I’ve been with Fellows for five years, having previously worked in luxury replica watches retail. As a director, I’m responsible for steering the future path of the company, making sure we stay abreast of industry trends and ahead of the competition. As a watch specialist it’s my job to source replica watches for sale, value them and then promote the auction.

Depending on the model, it can be significantly cheaper to buy a vintage timepiece at auction, rather than a new model. However, paradoxically, it’s in vintage sales that auction records tend to get set. The real driver for the collector is to get something with historical significance, rather than a new mass-produced version. By definition, all vintage replica watches are limited editions, even if the number produced runs into the hundreds of thousands.

Many memorable timepieces have passed through Fellows’s auction room over the years. However, although high prices are nice to achieve and generate a buzz in the saleroom, it’s the watches with a story behind them that stick in the mind. For example, I’ll never forget selling the Breitling Emergency worn by one of the balloonists who successfully circumnavigated the globe, or the dive watches from the memorial sale for one of the greatest contemporary exploration divers.

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Many people ask me what key things they should look for to tell if a vintage watch is genuine, but there’s no obvious way of knowing – it takes lots of research and experience. It’s more difficult than dealing with new pieces, as there’s less archive material for comparison and you have to decide what’s legitimate wear, rather than poor-quality construction. The historical development of model lines is not always clearly documented, but luckily there are some passionate and well-informed collectors to be found online.

For first-time buyers, the only rules are “buy what you like” and “buy the best you can afford”. The investment is in the joy of ownership, and, if you’re a first-time buyer, forget buying to make money. If you have a modest budget, Omega Replica Constellation “pie pans” in steel are great value, or a Rolex Explorer. Both can be sold on later for all the money you paid but are also credible enough to keep forever.

Fellows embraces new technology to make bidding more accessible than ever. For example, for the past ten years Fellows has catalogued with the web in mind, and today our website has multiple high-resolution images and interactive 360-degree photography. This, combined with the detailed lot descriptions and condition reports, gives buyers the confidence to bid without ever seeing the watch in person, extending our reach internationally.

Fellows’s “The Watch Sale” happens every month, so we have a constantly changing inventory. The good news is we offer an extraordinary variety of replica watches for sale; the bad is I have no idea what we’ll have at auction in only two months’ time, hence the exciting state of flux that we exist in.

ADRIAN HAILWOOD’s extensive career includes stints at Cartier, Mappin & Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels and Breguet. Since joining Fellows in 2016, he has taken responsibility for the watch business and client development.

How To Spot A Replica Omega Wristwatch

Omega, which was founded in 1848, is one of the world’s oldest, most highly respected, and popular watch manufacturers, so it should come as no surprise that the brand is frequently the target of counterfeiters.

Knock-off reproductions vary in quality and detail with some so close in design to the original watch that the case back must be removed and the movement examined in order to verify the watch’s authenticity.

If you are considering purchasing an Omega, here is some advice to help spot a possible counterfeit.

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Multiple design elements in one

Combining multiple design elements into one is the biggest red flag to look for when identifying a replica watch.

Many counterfeits draw design elements from different Omega lines, resulting in a watch that has the features of two or more distinct Omega models. If the watch superficially appears to be a Speedmaster, but says Seamaster on the dial and has the case back of a Constellation, then the watch is probably a Replica.

One major exception to this rule is constituted by some vintage examples of Omega’s De Ville model.

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The Omega De Ville Tresor from 2014: a pure, modern De Ville design

Prior to becoming its own, unique model in Omega’s lineup, the De Ville was released as a variant in the Seamaster model range. As a result, some of the earlier versions have both names printed on the dial.

Check for misspellings and poorly executed printing/engraving

Given that Omega makes some of the finest timepieces in the world, you can rest assured that the firm does not produce watches with misspellings on the dial, case, or movement.

Additionally, any printing on the dial or engravings on the case/case back should be near perfect in execution on an authentic Omega.

If the lines are messy or crooked, then you are likely dealing with a replica watch.

Check the functions of the watch

Many counterfeiters do not bother to take the time to fully replicate all of the functions of the original watch.

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A pre-owned Omega Speedmaster on the wrist

Examples of this may include a Speedmaster with non-functioning subdials or helium gas escape valves that are misplaced or do not unscrew.

If an Omega without a date display or any other complication has multiple crown positions, then it is likely a sign that the movement inside was not originally intended for that watch.

Look for the serial number

Omega watches are engraved with a seven- or eight-digit serial number that is entirely unique to that specific watch.

Vintage watches frequently have the serial number engraved on the inside of the case back, while contemporary Omega models often have it engraved on the outside of the case (more often than not on the bottom of one of the lugs).

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The original style of the Omega Seamaster; these particular examples are from 1948 and 1949

Even when a serial number is present, it is worth running the number through a quick Internet search. Many counterfeit Omega models use the same serial number for multiple watches, so if the serial number comes up for anything other than the exact watch that you are holding, then it is likely a replica.

Examine the movement

If uncertainty remains, open the watch and examine its movement or take it to a watchmaker and have him or her do this.

Omega engraves its movements, and the majority of its vintage models feature movements that are plated in copper. All Omega movements – new and old alike – are remarkably well finished and possess a certain level of refinement and detail that will not be found on counterfeit timepieces.

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The movement of Omega Constellation Reference 2652SC from 1952: note the copper-colored plating

While this checklist is a great way to help you spot many Replica Omega watches, there will still be some counterfeits that are such faithful reproductions that you should have them examined by a professional before purchasing.

Anytime you purchase a watch, it is important to do your research. And, as always, you must trust the seller.

You might also enjoy, 6 Ways To Spot A Replica Watch, Even If You Don’t Know How To Spot A Replica Watch.

Paul Altieri is the founder and CEO of the popular pre-owned watch site Omega’s Watches.

TV appeal to catch muggers who stole £4k Omega replica watches from special forces veteran with Alzheimer’s

— Frank Marchington, 83, was attacked as he walked to the pub in Failsworth

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The family of an elderly special forces veteran with Alzheimer’s who was mugged for his treasured wrist watch have spoken of their anger in a fresh appeal.

Frank Marchington’s wife Lily and his daughter Deborah blasted the ‘disgusting’ attack which happened as Frank, 83, walked to his local pub in Failsworth, near Oldham.

Frank, a father-of-four and great-grandfather, served with the Royal Marines for 23 years and was part of the elite Special Boat Service unit.

He was given the Omega Constellation diving replica watch by the Marines after completing a special assignment in Bahrain. It’s worth £4,000, but is priceless to Frank and his family.

He was walking towards the Nelson Tavern on the corner of Lord Lane and Hulmes Road in Failsworth, but never arrived.

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He was jumped from behind then punched in the head by a thug who also stole his wallet.

Confused and shaken, Frank staggered home at around 9.30pm, telling his wife of 58 years Lily that no one was in the pub.

He told his family the following day and police were alerted. The attack took place on April 4. His family have now spoken to the BBC in a fresh appeal on Crimewatch Roadshow.

Lily said: “He has had the replica watch all these years and then someone just takes it. It is disgusting. He did not wear it everyday. He just must have fancied putting it on that night.”

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Frank, who has also relived the ordeal for the first time as part of the new appeal, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005 and need constant care from his family.

His daughter Deborah added: “He is a proud man. A few years ago nobody would have taken that watch from him. He was angry and upset.”

Veteran Frank – who served in countries including Malta and Singapore – said: “He just come from behind, hit me and knocked me to the floor. He took my watch and, obviously, my wallet.”

Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses. Investigating officers said because of Frank’s dementia, he wasn’t appeal to give a full description.

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Pc Lee Cullen said a second attacker may have been involved. He said: “The watch meant a lot to Frank. He had it for 50 years. We think that this could have been a targeted attack and that he could have told somebody in the community about the watch. He was a very vulnerable man.”

The watch, which has a bronze face, was in very good condition and was kept in a box. It has a triangle stamp on the back of the face, alongside the words ‘Dennison’.

After reading the initial story of his attack in the M.E.N. the Special Boat Service Association is having a unique replacement watch made for him.

Police fear it could be offered for sale on the black market and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Good Looks Of Omega Replica Watches

Omega Constellation watch has been around since 1982. They have been making people fall in love with them since then, and have managed to position themselves as one of the most luxurious and top seller replica watch brands of the world. For many years, the classic Omega Constellation watch was sold. However, these luxurious replica watches have been redesigned the past year, creating a new line of omega Constellation watches. Modern, yet still a classic, the new line of Omega Constellations has created a huge impact in Omega fans, since this line had long ago not launched a new design. Although innovative, omega seamaster Planet Ocean watch still remain a classic.

They still have the bracelet structure that characterizes these replica watches. Could you ever confuse the horizontal links and bars, the claws and the Constellation star? A modern and better looking design of this same line has been added to the new line of Constellation watches . In addition, since Omega is always thinking for the clients’ benefits, it has created two versions of this Ladies Quartz watch. The most luxurious version is made of stainless steel, which elegantly wraps around a woman’s wrist with a black leather strap. The difference, the diamond embellishments, gives an extra look to your wrist. Would you like the simple version, or the luxury one? Throughout the years, omega seamaster planet ocean replica watches keep selling each time more. With an innovative modern, but still classic, look, the new designs of Omega Constellation watches are demanded by both men and women each time more. Their sensible good looks, high quality and elegance will continue to attract many more people throughout the years. What new surprise will Omega give us next year!

The Omega Speedmaster James Bond watch is really two different Omega Seamaster models depending upon which Bond you prefer. In 1995 Pierce Brosnan brought the Omega Seamaster to wrist of Bond in the movie Goldeneye. In 2006 Daniel Craig became the new James Bond in Casino Royale with a new Omega Seamaster on his wrist. For those true Bond enthusiasts, only the Omega James Bond watch will suffice. Almost everyone has heard the phrase, “Bond, James Bond” along with the famous, “shaken, not stirred.” And who hasn’t enjoyed at least one of the Bond blockbuster movies throughout the decades? It seems that everyone has their opinion of which actor played the Bond character best. Some enjoyed Sean Connery as the ultimate, yet others prefer Roger Moore’s bond. Timothy Dalton took the Bond moniker for a short while and then Pierce Brosnan led James Bond into the new millennium. Finally, Daniel Craig has taken the reigns as the new Bond. Each actor brought his own style and charm to the Bond character, but for the majority of his years, Bond wore a Submariner.

For thirty years, from the mid-sixties to the mid-nineties, Bond wore a Submariner watch, designed by another famous fake omega watches manufacturer. Not until 1995, with a new Bond actor in place, did the Omega Seamaster James Bond watch enter the scene. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M returns Mr. Bond to a classic black-face dial with stainless steel case material all around. The Omega Seamaster is much more similar to the Submariner in many aspects such as the classic, conservative styling. Some Bond fans would argue that the ultimate Bond character is not complete without his omega seamaster planet ocean and his trusty Walther PPK pistol – the two essential gadgets of any Bond movie.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Replica Omega De Ville Prestige

As someone who very openly enjoys replica watches that many other people might not find as appealing, I pay particular attention to the series that many brands don’t feature on the homepages of their websites. The Omega De Ville Prestige collection, besides being a somewhat hidden gem within the larger sphere of Seamasters, Speedmasters, and Constellations, happens to fit this criteria.

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The Omega De Ville series was born around 1960 as part of the larger Seamaster series of watches. It was, at the time, the continuation of the classic dress watch heritage the Seamaster had embodied since 1948, but one that had become less important since the launch of the first dive watch in the series in 1957. It was in 1967 that the De Ville collection became independent of the Seamaster line, and began to develop its own individual charm and heritage. These were replica watches that continued to be dressy, classic, and elegant, but now appealed to a much wider market of consumers through their interesting designs, variety of cases — including squares, rectangles, and ovals — competitive prices, and timelessness of their dials.

Today, the De Ville collection, like other Omega collections, is a much larger collection of fake omega watches, with a multitude of “sub-series” hidden within. The particular “sub-series” we’ll be covering is the De Ville Prestige collection—a group of watches that continues to represent what made the De Ville series so appealing since its launch as an independent model in ’67.

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The Ref. 424.10.37.20.02.001 is the De Ville Prestige Co-Axial 36.8-mm. The replica watch, as its name indicates, is housed in a 36.8-mm case available in steel, yellow or rose gold, or two-tone (steel and yellow gold). Within resides the automatic Omega Caliber 2500— the very first Co-Axial movement available commercially (released in 1999), a historically important movement for Omega Replica and a major contribution to the world of watchmaking.

On the two-zoned dial, there is the option for either gold, white, blue, or silver, with applied Roman numerals at each quarter-hour, and tick marks for the remaining points. At the 3 o’clock position resides a utilitarian date indicator with sword hands for the hours and minutes sweeping over it. The last feature to notice is the chain-link bracelet—a bracelet somewhat reminiscent of the “rice-bead” bracelets so prevalent on vintage replica Omega. If you are on the hunt, Omega has this watch listed starting at $3,700, but it is possible to find it for much less at a dealer.

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While in all possibility Omega might not have meant for this watch to be a tribute to the more historical De Ville lineage, it is the contemporary series’ classic and timeless designs that give it a somewhat “vintage-esque” feel. From it being one of the smallest Omega men’s replica watches, with an approximately 37-mm case (still at least a millimeter or two larger than the vintage pieces); to its understated dial; to its sleek, most likely vintage-Seamaster-inspired hands; to, finally, its chain-link bracelet (probably more resilient than the stretch-prone rice bead version) — this watch gives the impression that it has not forgotten what made the De Ville so appealing decades ago.

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As you can tell, I like the modern Omega De Ville Prestige line. It is a collection far from the limelight that often graces Omega’s flagship collections, and, in my opinion, is one of the last holdouts, in a relatively affordable sense, of a classic replica watch meant to slip subtly beneath a shirt cuff. Some watches are underappreciated, some watches are understated; I feel that this watch happens to be both.

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For our most recent article, in which I compare modern and vintage examples of the Breguet Type XX, click here.

Now Is the Time to Cop these Ultra-Rare Omega Replica Watches

An Omega timepiece is the ultimate mark of a thrill-seeker.

The prestige Swiss label got its fast-and-furious cred in 1932 when it was named the official timekeeper of the Olympics. Then, Buzz Aldrin donned an Omega Speedmaster for the moon landing in 1969, earning it the nickname “Moonwatch.” Now, the timepiece is most commonly associated with a certain 007 secret agent, who’s favored Speedmasters since the 1990s.

Christie’s auction house has one of the best stashes of vintage Omegas around. Senior Watch Specialist Eric Wind told Maxim, “There’s been a big explosion in vintage interest. It used to be really focused on Patek Philippe and then Rolex, but as those values have gone up and more collectors have flooded into collecting vintage replica watches, other brands have had similar booms, and Omega is definitely one of them.”

Christie’s has jumped on the Omega bandwagon and is following up December’s $1.3 million Speedmaster auction with another sale, this time featuring various Omega models. The online auction ends on February 9.

One top lot has even been to outer space.

While this batch caters to Christie’s discerning clientele, this auction is also the perfect place for anyone to begin a collection. Wind said, “We’re continually looking for new customers. We even have some of these replica watches starting at $100, which is a great price for some of these rare Omega replica watches.”

Make your bids on Christie’s website if you’re feeling up to it. Below, check out some of the remarkable timepieces currently up for grabs.

Omega Speedmaster X-33

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Although this is a digital watch, it was designed in the traditional Speedmaster style. This particular watch belonged to Russian cosmonaut Sergei Zalyotin, who brought it along on missions to both the Mir and International Space Stations in 2000 and 2002, respectively. While it has patina in spades, it’s first and foremost a stellar piece of wrist candy.

Wind said, “[Omega replica watches] remain so popular today because they’re very modern. They’re big, easy to wear, and durable rather than petite dress watches that aren’t quite as appealing to a younger generation.”

Omega 25th Anniversary Speedmaster

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Speedmasters typically utilize steel, but this limited edition piece has upped the ante with white gold. It was created in 1994 for the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and is one of 500 of such replica watches made.

Wind said, “There is a real rarity as well with these pieces because sometimes we can say for a fact we know three of these were made or only one of a model was made, so that is something that can’t be recreated.”

Omega Constellation

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Here’s the wild card of the bunch. In stunning pink gold, this Omega Constellation was originally gifted to an American man in 1957 by the Hākim of Bahrain, Sheikh Sir Salman II bin Hamad al-Khalifa. While the conspicuous coloring indeed turns heads, it also bespeaks Omega’s commitment to elegant and classic designs.

According to Wind, we don’t commonly see such one-of-a-kind pieces these days, when “watch companies are owned by luxury conglomerates that are approaching things more from profitability rather than in the days when these were much smaller companies that were tailoring their goods for specific clients.”

Omega Seamaster 120

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The Seamaster was first unveiled in 1948. All the same, it remains a centerpiece of the Omega lineup for its clean dials and sharp, modern looks. This one dates back to 1968 and is endlessly versatility.

“The other thing about Omega is that they sort of fit into this tool watch aesthetic that is really popular,” Wind said. “They’re bigger replica watches, chunkier watches, and chronographs, as well as dive watches.”

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

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This one hasn’t got the same history as the others, but it’s certainly part of a long Omega tradition. This Seamaster was manufactured in 2005 as part of a limited edition collection for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Though it stands out with blued steel hands and red numbering, it most prominently evokes the Olympic games that gave this watchmaker its cred.

7 Milestone Omega Replica Watches from 1892 to Today

In its long history, Omega has contributed numerous important replica watches and innovations to the world of watchmaking. In this excerpt from our “Omega Milestones” E-Special, we chronicle seven of the 25 most important watches Omega Replica has ever made. For the complete E-Special listing all 25.

The world’s first minute-repeater wristwatch was unveiled in September 1892 by the Bienne, Switzerland firm of Louis Brandt & Frère, precursor to today’s Omega replica watch company. Brandt had chosen Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus to modify a 13-ligne Lépine ébauche that Audemars had purchased from the ébauche maker LeCoultre & Cie. The striking mechanism was triggered by a slide at 3 o’clock. The complex wristwatch case strongly resembles that of a pocketwatch. Engraved on the dust cover is a phrase in French that translates as “Excluded from the competition: juror, Paris 1889.” The engraving suggests that the watch had been exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, but had not been allowed to participate in the competition for medals because César Brandt, who ran the firm with his brother Louis-Paul, had served on the jury of the Paris World’s Fair in 1889.

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First Omega Wristwatch (1900)The first wristwatches bearing the Omega name were produced in 1900 and used by British officers in South Africa’s Boer War (1899-1903). Omega replica was one of the first firms to begin serial production of wristwatches. The replica watches withstood the rough treatment they got. An Omega advertisement in a watchmakers’ magazine in Leipzig in 1904 publicized the testimony of a British artillery officer whose Omega wristwatch performed admirably in bitter cold, searing heat, torrential rain and merciless sandstorms. The lieutenant colonel concluded that “The wristwatch is an essential campaign element.” The wristwatches were powered by a Lépine 12-ligne Caliber HN B and were available in two versions: one with the crown on the right, to be worn on the left wrist, and the other with the crown on the left for wearing on the right wrist.

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Omega Seamaster (1948)René Bannwart is considered the father of the Omega Seamaster line. The man who would later found Corum had begun building Omega’s design department in 1940. This was new. At that time, sketches for new models were usually drawn by draftsmen in watch-case factories. Bannwart’s decision set Omega on a new path that other brands would soon follow. To celebrate Omega’s 100th anniversary, Omega replica sales director Adolphe Vallat asked Bannwart to develop a sporty, robust and waterproof wristwatch. Bannwart felt that Vallat wasn’t giving him enough time, so he presented one of his case designs with the comment “much too clunky.” To Bannwart’s surprise, Vallat was delighted. The result was the Seamaster family. It had its origins in replica watches uk supplied to Britain’s Royal Air Force in World War II. The 1948 civilian version of the pilots’ watch had a water-resistant case (to 50 meters), a screwed caseback with lead gaskets, a reinforced crystal, a silvered dial, and polished and riveted Arabic numerals. The version with small seconds, which was also available as a certified chronometer, contained the new automatic Caliber 28.10 RA RG-343. The model with a central seconds hand was the 28.10 RA SC-350.

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Omega Constellation (1952)Omega began using the name “Constellation” in 1952 to denote its officially certified wrist chronometers. The premier model was powered by Caliber 28.10 RA SC PC RG AM (nicknamed the “352”), which first appeared in 1945. This caliber wound itself via a unidirectional hammer-type winding weight. It also featured an indirectly propelled central seconds hand. The 28.1-mm-diameter, 5.4-mm-thick movement passed the official chronometer tests with flying colors. Its sturdiness, reliability and precision prompted Omega to produce the Constellation in large numbers. This model was also Omega’s first serially manufactured wristwatch chronometer.

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Omega Speedmaster (1957)The Omega Speedmaster, destined to become the most famous chronograph in the world because of its use by NASA for the Apollo program, was introduced in 1957. But the Speedmaster story really begins in 1943 with chronograph Caliber 27 CHRO C12, developed by Jacques Reymond. Born into a long-established family of watchmakers, Reymond had joined Omega’s subsidiary Lemania in 1942. The “CHRO” in the caliber designation stood for “chronograph,” the “27” referred to the movement’s diameter in millimeters, and “C12” denoted the additional counter for 12 elapsed hours. Further developed by Albert Piguet in 1946 and christened by fake Omega with the shorter name “321,” this movement was the smallest of its type at the time. Credit for the Speedmaster case design belonged to a group at Lemania, including designer Claude Baillod, prototype-maker Georges Hartmann and machinist Désiré Faivre. The watch’s salient features were a black dial, luminous hands, a tachymeter scale, water-resistant case, screwed back and domed Plexiglas crystal. The diameter was originally 39 mm. A 40-mm version with the tachymeter scale on a black background along the flange appeared in 1960.

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Omega De Ville (1967)Omega launched De Ville as a separate line in 1967. It had been a collection within the Seamaster line since 1960. Simpler, younger, more colorful, and more varied than the Seamaster, it quickly became Omega’s best-selling collection. The name stood for an entire philosophy because the De Ville wasn’t created at Omega’s headquarters in industrial Bienne, but in sophisticated Geneva. The collection was intended to represent a new urban elegance. The designers had sought and found a modernistic element in wristwatch design. The collection included rectangular models containing the ultra-slim hand-wound Caliber 620. The synthesis of modernity and timelessness turned out to be just right. Omega De Ville wristwatches won six “Golden Roses” at the Baden-Baden design awards in the 1970s as well as the coveted Grand Prix Triomphe de l’Excellence Européenne.

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First Co-Axial Escapement (1999)The Omega De Ville Co-Axial contained automatic Caliber 2500, the first wrist chronometer with a co-axial escapement. The escapement was invented by English master watchmaker George Daniels. Omega developed Daniels’s design so that it could be manufactured in large quantities. Caliber 2500 was a modified self-winding movement from Omega’s Swatch Group sister, ETA. The co-axial escapement went a long way toward solving two fundamental problems that had plagued long- lasting precision timekeeping. First, every change in the viscosity of the lubricant oil detracted from the regularity of the rate behavior. Second, over time, the oil gradually disappeared from the locations where it was most needed in the movement. Daniels revised the architecture of the impulse-giving elements to reduce both the friction and the influence that the lubricant’s viscosity exerted on the balance’s amplitude. Unlike conventional escapements, his co-axial escapement consists of an intervening wheel, a co-axial wheel and a lever with three pallet jewels. The lever acts only when the balance swings counter-clockwise. To fully exploit the advantages of this escapement, 27-jewel Caliber 2500 had a Glucydur balance with a frequency of 28,800 vph and a flat, freely swinging hairspring. The movement debuted in a simple round case for which Omega reactivated the name “De Ville.”

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Omega De Ville Dewdrop Replica Watch

Omega De Ville shine rendering an elegant series Dewdrop coaxial watch, perfectly capture the nature of the mysterious and share Smart butterfly elegance, as Ville family Adds romantic female charm.

18K red gold case with a sparkling diamond bezel, three on each side “drop” shape lugs. Gorgeous dial by 18K red gold and white mother of pearl to create a stunning butterfly pattern. This exquisite replica watch decorated with 8 diamond hour markers and five collections of style by the “drop” strung bracelet, while equipped with Omega 2500 coaxial movement.

Omega Men’s Constellation Replica Watch

Omega Constellation men’s replica watch new coaxial designed for modern men and build. The count for its three-dimensional diamond pattern when Pierre fore, inspired by men’s fashion geometry and construction sector, the world is a perfect balance of aesthetics and integration, bring some sense of peace and quiet to hectic people.

Steel to build the case decorated with 18K red gold or gold bracelet and a half-moon-hour scale also choose 18K gold material, and covered with Super-LumiNova luminous coating, so that in the night can be clearly read. This replica watch is also equipped with Omega 8500 coaxial movement.

This Christmas, Omega gold replica watch to bring you a warm golden Christmas, count all when inheritance Omega craftsmanship each unique design highlight the luxurious elegance. Pierre pleasing aesthetic reproduction of the classic moments, put it together to listen to the Christmas and New Year bells ring the bell, meet the new year.

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