Replica Omega’s new hashtag-inspired timepiece and a Tudor for lefties

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The hashtag that Omega Built

The story could well be titled “Swiss watch brand in social-media savvy shocker”. Because Omega has gone and launched a watch based on an Instagram hashtag.

Since 2012, thanks to Fratello Watches founder Robert-Jan Broer, fans of replica Omega’s Speedmaster chronograph (NASA’s preferred wristwatch, no less) have been sharing pictures of their beloved watches under the #SpeedyTuesday banner.

At noon on Tuesday January 10 2017, Omega decided to give its followers something really worth clicking the “heart” button for – a limited-edition “Moonwatch” Speedmaster Professional with reverse panda dial and luminescent radial subdials with “#SpeedyTuesday” on its black-and-white military-style fabric strap as a nod to the fans.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that the 2,012 numbered watches, which also count as the first Omega replica to ever be retailed on the brand’s own website, are now sold out. However, there is still an option to put your name down if a number comes up again.

It’s an amazing move on Omega’s part because it shows that finally the Swiss replica watch industry is wising up to the power of social media, not just in terms of pushing sales but in terms of building a community – lest we forget, bloggers extraordinaire Hodinkee and ABlogToWatch owe everything to this online buzz. However, it has only been recently that brands have started to build their own online personalities.

So, if you’re interested in expanding your tech-horo horizons, then some other watch brands well worth a follow (and a chat with) are Audemars Piguet, Zenith and those kings of gnomic German whimsy, Nomos Glashütte.

Anyone for #MinimatikMonday?

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The Tudor Pelagos waterbaby with a smart new “LHD” numbered series

Back in the early Seventies, the story goes that the French Navy’s elite frogmen made a special request to their watch supplier, Tudor: they wanted “left-handed” versions of their Submariner diving replica watches, which could be worn on the right wrist with the crown on the left for easy adjustment. Before, left-handed divers had had to make do by wearing their replica watches upside down.

Bringing this little-known quirk of its history to light, Tudor took everyone by surprise just before Christmas with a new edition of its modern-day Pelagos diving range, named LHD for Left Hand Drive. Crown duly on the left (enabled by simply turning the in-house automatic movement by 180º, turning the hands 180º the other way), it also comes with a tastefully retro “patina” colouration to the numerals in a nod to the historical inspiration.

The watches are all numbered too, which makes the identical pricing to the existing Pelagos (£3,020) mightily tempting. That you get a titanium beauty good to 500 metres down sweetens the deal further.

(Right-handers may apply, before you ask.)

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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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Swiss industry makes the best omega replica watches

— Raynald Aeschlimann, president of Omega since June, has worked with the leading global luxury watchmaker for 20 years. He opens up to Forbes India about helming a top brand

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Raynald Aeschlimann, president of Omega, is confident that the demand for Swiss watches will rise again

Q. At Baselworld 2016, we saw some new replica watches from Omega, such as the Seamaster Planet Ocean models, Speedmaster CK2998 and the Moonphase Chronograph Master Chronometer. What was the underlying theme of these collections?

For Omega replica, Baselworld 2016 was about introducing more models with Master Chronometer certification. This high standard of precision and performance is something that we have committed ourselves to. It helps us establish trust and confidence. With a new generation of buyers coming through, this is extremely important.

Q. Stephen Urquhart had an illustrious tenure as president. What do you propose to bring in or change at Omega?

It’s always important for a brand to remain true to its DNA. So I don’t foresee making any major changes. However, one of my challenges is connecting with a new generation of buyers. Those in the 20-40 age group are the future of our business, so we have to adapt our marketing, product and sales around their needs and wants. Things like social media and ecommerce are now very much a part of consumers’ lives.

Q. Exports for Swiss manufacturers have been sluggish of late. Will demand for luxury replica watches improve?

It will improve. There is a lot of uncertainty in the world regarding politics, economies and social stability. That affects the entire luxury market, not just watches. I’m confident that things will balance out again. I don’t think the love of mechanical watches will stop. Omega remains an aspirational product, so the motivation to buy is already there. The Swiss industry still makes the best replica watches, so when the markets are calmer, demand will rise again.

Q. How do you propose to increase Omega’s presence in India?

India remains an important market for Omega. We are renovating a major boutique in Delhi and meeting with some close clients to promote our new Globemaster collection. We plan to extend our boutique reach across India. There are plans to open a new boutique in Hyderabad and I hope we can continue with even more in 2017.

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.

UK Omega CEO Raynald Aeschlimann tells tough truths

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The announcement earlier this year that Stephen Urquhart was to retire as president and chief executive of Omega after 17 years created a vacancy for one of the most important positions in the Swiss replica watch industry.

Mr Urquhart had brought Omega back from the doldrums of the late 1980s to become what many regard as the jewel in the crown of Swatch Group. He cemented the brand’s role as James Bond’s watch supplier, reinstated its sponsorship of the Olympic Games and recruited Hollywood stars such as George Clooney and Nicole Kidman as ambassadors.

Now Omega is the closest rival to Rolex replica in the market of £400-£1000 watches, selling around 600,000 timepieces per year against an estimated 800,000 for the latter. (Rolex does not release production figures.) And almost six months since he took over, 46-year-old Raynald Aeschlimann intends to achieve an elusive goal.

Overtaking Rolex “would give me the greatest pride”, says the Swiss Mr Aeschlimann, who joined replica Omega in 1996 and became vice-president and international sales director in 2001, having run the brand’s operations in Spain and the US. “But while we would very much like to be number one, what we need to do first and foremost is to work towards giving customers more confidence. And those customers are the people of Generation Y, the ones in the 20-40 age group.” Mr Aeschlimann’s opportunity — much like everyone else’s — is millennials.

“They are the ones who are supporting us because the people in the 40-60 age group remember us from the time when Omega was selling crap,” he says, referring to a period during the 1980s when the brand had all but abandoned its mechanical fake watchmaking heritage in favour of an extensive range of quartz-powered models. “At one point back then, someone even suggested killing off the Speedmaster and went as far as reducing the range to a single reference.”

The Speedmaster is now Omega’s “hero model” and the firm has capitalised on its heritage as the “moon watch”, worn by Neil Armstrong when he took his “giant leap for mankind” during the Apollo 11 mission of 1969. It is just such history and proof of technical prowess that Mr Aeschlimann believes will attract those important Generation Y buyers, who like “true stories” and “true values”.

Mr Aeschlimann says Omega has a long history of innovation, ranging from the creation of the Marine diving watch in 1932 to the introduction in 2000 of the first industrially-produced coaxial escapement, which offers enhanced accuracy and reduced servicing. Now, more than 90 per cent of cheap Omega’s mechanical watch movements are of the coaxial design, which was invented by the late English horologist George Daniels.

Surpassing Swiss standards is part of Mr Aeschlimann’s plan. Omega is working with the Swiss government’s agency for measurements (Metas) to enhance the quality and accuracy of its products through a series of rigorous tests beyond the requirements of Cosc (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, a 40-year-old system). “I don’t think spending £500 or more on a replica watch counts as an everyday purchase to most people, so it gives reassurance to know that what they have bought has achieved Master Chronometry certification and that they can look on our website and check the official test results of their actual watch. We’re aiming to make more than 400,000 Metas-certified fake watches a year.”

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Omega’s store in Rome

Another set of rules governs what can be called “Swiss Made”, but these are not taxing: “Swiss Made” may only mean that 50 per cent of the movement’s value is from Switzerland. (This will change to 60 per cent of the entire product’s value from 2017.) To keep the label credible, Mr Aeschlimann insists a higher percentage of the watch’s value is actually produced in the country. “I just don’t understand why anyone would not fight for that to be protected. I would say 50 per cent of the credibility of a brand comes from it and, apart from the straps and the ruby bearings, everything that goes into an fake Omega watch is made here.”

He knows that the label hides all kinds of behaviour. “I think the possibility that the Swiss Made label should ever be misused represents a big danger that could bring trouble for the whole industry,” he says. He adds that a focus on technical improvement and quality has enabled Omega to treble its average price during the past 15 years while cutting the number of outlets globally from 7,000 to 3,000.

He maintains, however, that it is still vital to spread the history and culture of Omega around the world, something which the brand is doing through ambassador choices and sponsorship. George Clooney is “a bridge across the generations”, while Eddie Redmayne is the millennial star.

“We’re also very conscious of our corporate social responsibility which is why, for example, we are no longer involved in motorsport. Michael Schumacher was an Omega ambassador for a long time, but that was in a different era — Formula One no longer matches our values, it’s too commercial and not sufficiently eco-friendly for us.

“Athletics, swimming, golf and sailing have become our focus, and the fact that Omega is the only watch brand anyone sees during the Olympic Games is incredibly valuable.”

Such events, says Mr Aeschlimann, all help to bring Omega the exposure he believes it needs in order to attract and retain those Generation Y buyers. Things have moved on from the days when Piccadilly Circus was the ultimate place to advertise. Now, Piccadilly Circus is everyone’s mobile, tablet and laptop.

Omega’s Latest Replica Watch Is the Straightforward Timepiece We Need Right Now

— Know the second, minute, hour, day, and month at a glance.

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On the most complicated of days, anything that can simplify your life is a very good thing. And that’s one of the reasons Omega’s new Globemaster Annual Calendar watch feels so appealing right now: At a glance, it can tell you the present second, minute, hour, day, and month.

It only helps that all this modern functionality is wrapped up in a design that takes its cues from vintage replica watchmaking: The fluted bezel on both the brushed stainless steel and rose gold versions gives it a sophistication that you won’t find in more contemporary designs. Both versions feature a 41mm case, a leather strap, and cursive writing indicating each month along the outer edge. A fourth hand jumps to the section indicating each month of the year, and a window at six o’clock makes sure you’ll always know the date.

The stainless steel version carries its deep blue strap into the details on the face, while the rose gold version’s dark gray face makes for a dial that’s easy to read. But they both represent a marriage of timeless design and contemporary convenience that’s hard to beat.

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Which new replica watches will become legacy pieces?

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Out of this world: the Horological Machine No.8, from MB&F.

The first timepieces I recall coveting were my grandmother’s.

Maybe they were the first objects of any kind I hankered after, given I was not yet a teenager, but there was a carriage clock by her bed that looked somehow important, a small battered Rolex handed down to, and in my formative years, on the arm of an aunt, and a gold Waltham pocket watch that I chanced upon while visiting my grandmother’s home in Somers Avenue, Malvern, Victoria. The latter was a 17th birthday present from her parents; by the time I spotted it, many years later, it seldom appeared in daylight, like her best silver.

On passing to my mother it remained in the realm of the unavailable – but with the tantalising rider of “maybe one day” which, eventually, arrived, as is the way of such things. Ditto for the little Rolex replica that migrated in my direction on my aunt’s passing. Treasures then, and still treasured, the only exception being the carriage clock, whereabouts long unknown.

As to the value of these objects, that’s something that’s both minuscule and immeasurable; early Rolex replica watches and Waltham pocket pieces are easily found in the secondary marketplace and command modest prices, but owning pieces handed down by forebears – well that’s a different proposition, the worth here being sentimental and historical rather than monetary. This is assuming there are no 5512 or 5513 model Rolex Submariners or military issue Jaeger-LeCoultres or Blancpains in your immediate past, sought-after collectables that now bring prices many times the original ask.

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The Omega Seamaster 300: a watch as likely to be regarded as good-looking in 50 years’ time as its 1970s-style suggests now.

Either way though, you have to like the object in question, which brings me to the question of what watches today might make the grade as a future prized piece. Even better, should you still have a favourite and functioning grandparent – or elderly relative – is there a timely treat they might be persuaded to invest in before looking your way?

Timeless wonders

Something – almost anything – with Patek Philippe adorning the dial has traditionally fitted such a bill and still would, but your options have broadened in recent times thanks to special replica watches appearing at almost every level – and catering to almost every taste. If it’s a simple everyday wearer you might suggest an replica Omega Seamaster 300, a fake watch as likely to be regarded as handsome in 50 years as its 1970s-style lines suggest now. You can imagine a little patina and use would only enhance such a model, whereas Omega’s latest ceramic-cased Planet Ocean, a resolutely modern-day statement, might not age so well; treasures are like that, they wear history like a badge.

Moving up a bit there’s a classic that most certainly won’t date, the Richard Lange Pour le Mérite from A. Lange & Söhne. The name mightn’t trip off ancestral lips like “Patek” or come with the same clever advertising reassurance – that “you never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation”. But make no mistake, Lange has its own impressive history, surviving World War ll’s divide of Germany and now thriving at horology’s high end.

As for the Glashütte-based brand’s recently announced Pour le Mérite, it’s a quietly confident beauty in white gold with a black dial. What makes it special is not so much the presentation – impressive as it is – nor the limited production run of just 218 pieces. Rather, it’s heirloom material because of its uncompromising approach to precise timekeeping. It achieves this by employing a complex fusée-and-chain transmission arrangement inspired by the mechanism of historic pocket watches. You read correctly. Peer closely into the back of the replica watch and you’ll spot a tiny 636-part chain wrapped around the mainspring barrel, 0.25 millimetres thick and 156 millimetres long, we are told. It delivers power from the mainspring to the wheel train via the cone-shaped fusée in a way that guarantees constant torque and stability across the entire power-reserve range; when the watch is fully wound, the chain pulls at the smaller circumference of the fusée.

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A classic watch that most certainly won’t date: the Richard Lange Pour le Mérite from A. Lange & Söhne.

Conversely, when the tension of the mainspring is nearly depleted, the chain pulls at the larger circumference of the fusée. The Lange spans a happy 40.5 millimetres and it doesn’t hurt that previous versions – cased in rose gold and platinum – sold out. Mind you, you’re looking at a price tag in the region of $120, but what else are your grandparents going to be splashing out on at this stage?

One of a kind

The answer to that is probably not another similarly priced arrival regarded by enthusiasts as a treasure, as that’s MB&F’s Horological Machine No.8. This low-six-figure item is a fake watch that blends high-end craftsmanship with high-octane, race-car-inspired design and is destined to be just as rare as the Lange. Exquisitely sculptured, and undeniably a wrist-borne fantasy, it looks better than anything you’ll see at a race track, but is probably not your average octogenarian’s idea of a fine timepiece.

Barely recognisable even as a watch, it’s all angular forms and optical prisms with two of the latter showcasing bi-directional jumping hours and trailing minutes.

Dominating the structure are so-called roll bars milled from solid blocks of grade 5 titanium and hand-polished “to gleam like tubular mirrors”. No matter the time, they draw the eye, while the engine sits in full view under a sapphire crystal cover. It’s a view few will get to see, and given the limited production (as little as 20 in a year) and intrepid nature of such pieces, a mere sighting would be something to be treasured.

If the HM8 is a bit outré, the other go-to names on aficionado wish-lists are De Bethune and Greubel Forsey, whose models may not be familiar in family circles but include nary an ordinary timepiece – and barely anything that might pass for a bargain. If you or a favourite forebear could afford one, they’re undoubted treasure. And if you can’t? Just pray that your old uncle’s Longines is a good-looking one with a story.

2016 Omega Replica Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection

This past summer, Omega expanded its range of Master Chronometer-certified Planet Ocean watches, which debuted at Baselworld 2016, with four new black-ceramic-cased models called Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black. This new collection will be among Omega’s highlights at the upcoming UkOmegaReplica New York event on October 14-15.

The Deep Black collection adds touches of color and gold to a one-piece 45.5-mm case of black zirconium oxide ceramic (ZrO2 technically, referred to as ceramic) complemented with similarly black ceramic bezels and dials. Omega has devised a ceramic case for this collection that has been tested for water resistance to 600 meters, or about 2,000 feet, which the firm claims is the first ceramic watch case tested to reach such depths.

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The Planet Ocean Deep Black models differ by accent color (red, blue, black, or gold) and one features its bezel, crowns, hands and indices forged from Omega’s own 18k Sedna gold (above). All also boast a new GMT ring that has been fixed to the dial, while each model’s diving scale is built directly into the ceramic bezel using markers and numerals made with Liquidmetal (a substance used in other Omega models and by other brands throughout the Swatch Group) or Ceragold, a proprietary Omega gold-ceramic alloy.

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Omega injects red or blue vulcanized rubber directly into the bezels of two models to colorfully mark the 15-minute dive-time indication, as well as to match the hands and the 12, 6, and 9 indication colors on those models. (You’ll find similar color accents on the steel Planet Ocean replica watches that debuted at Baselworld.) Rubber-injected “He” marks the Helium valve on the red and blue models, while the symbol is in Liquidmetal on the black model.

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Two Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black models — the Black and the Sedna gold versions — feature ceramic cases and dials polished for a glossy effect. The blue- and red-accented versions feature cases and dials that are matte finished, which Omega says offers better visibility underwater. For the gold model, Omega uses its 18k Sedna gold to accent the hands and indices; the three other Deep Black dials feature hands and indices of 18k white gold. All are coated in white Super-LumiNova that emits green and blue colors (as seen below).

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Each of these new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black watches is fitted with Omega’s Master Chronometer Caliber 8906, which boasts resistance to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss–a key feature of Omega’s Master Chronometer certification.

You’ll recall that Omega announced the Master Chronometer certification in 2015, explaining that each Master Chronometer watch will be certified as having passed eight tests set by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The tests are said to replicate or exceed real-life wearing conditions highlighted by the enhanced resistance to magnetic fields. This standard, first offered with the new Omega Globemaster late last year, is meant to verify the watch’s precision and performance and is added to the COSC certification Omega already extends to these replica watches. Omega also adds a four-year warranty to this expanded certification.

A look at the caseback of these new Deep Black models reveals more than a clear view of that Caliber 8906, which features a silicon balance spring, Omega’s proprietary Co-Axial escapement and a 60-hour power reserve. Developing a new ceramic case for dive models necessitated new technology, specifically a patented ceramic Naiad Lock, to ensure a water-resistant caseback for a material rarely used to case dive watches. With the caseback thus locked tight, Omega added another aesthetic touch to the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black design by orienting the caseback so that the engraved wording always sits perfectly in position, with “Deep Black” at the top of the caseback and “Planet Ocean” below.

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Three of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black watches come on a black rubber strap that looks like a fabric strap. Each offers contrasting stitching (red, blue, or white). A wave pattern can be found on the underside. On the Sedna gold model, the strap is water-resistant leather with the same anti-bacterial rubber underside. The fold-over clasp is made from ceramized titanium, while the clasp cover is made in ceramic with two types of finishing. All straps are treated with an anti-bacterial coating.

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Tickets are going fast for UkOmegaReplica New York, America’s luxury replica watch show, which kicks off in a few days at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. Don’t miss out on your chance to get up close and personal with the new Planet Ocean Deep Black models and numerous other luxury timepieces.

Top Five Best Omega Replica Watches for Men

— With lots of variety, good look and low price Omega replica watches for men.

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Every man desires to wear an elegant and classy watch. This is one of the biggest fascinations of men. In these days watch is not only used to check time but also used to check dates, week, month and so many necessary parameters. Omega has made so many beautiful models keeping all the requirements in mind. Let’s see some omega replica watches for men:

1. Omega Men’s 3570.50.00 speed master professional mechanical chronograph watch:

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This is one of the best models of Omega. Jet black dial, stainless steel bracelet and silver tone case have given it a classy look which is ideal for every occasion. If you use it for professional use it will definitely boost tour confidence in front of your boss. Most attractive feature is its chronograph function and water resistant power. This amazing timepiece is available only at $3.700

2. Omega Men’s 2225.80 seamaster chronograph dial watch:

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This timepiece is designed exclusively for aquatic sports and outdoor activities. Antireflective stones are used to keep the watch scratch free. 42mm diameter, Dark blue face and navy blue bezel have given it a stylish and modern look which is perfect for daily use. You can get this water resistant timepiece at reasonable price.

3. New Omega seamaster 007 James Bond watch:

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This is another great watch by Omega. It is designed with long lasting and durable materials. Its big dial along with chronometer and unique design will definitely catch everyone’s eyes. Update your wardrobe with this stunning watch without thinking twice

4. Omega men’s 2218.50.00 seamaster planet ocean chronograph watch:

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This is one of the bestselling models of Omega. It is designed with amazing features such as black big dial, Swiss automatic movement, stainless steel case, and chronograph function. This stunning watch is water resistant and functions without battery. You can get this beautiful timepiece only at $6,100.

5. Omega Men’s 2910.51.82 seamaster planet ocean chronograph watch:

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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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Omega Constellation Reference 2652SC

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.

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