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Swiss Made Copy Omega Planet Ocean Deep Black Collection

In our universe, the Earth’s oceans are naturally linked to the moon in our sky. For Omega Replica, the connection can also be found in our latest ceramic collection. From the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon that was first released in 2013, Omega has evolved its ceramic expertise to produce the Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Deep Black’. This time, the craftsmanship has gone much further.

These four remarkable 45.5 mm timepieces are the combination of a GMT model and a diving watch. The true technical challenge was to produce a diving watch made entirely from ceramic and ensure that it could withstand the pressures of the ocean at a depth of 600m/60bar. However, the goal has been achieved, and the result is a state-of-the-art creation that stands alone in the industry.

swiss copy omega seamaster planet ocean

swiss copy omega seamaster planet ocean

The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean ‘Deep Black’ is available from Diamonds International at Portomaso, Valletta and Pjazza Tigne. For more information, please visit: www.perpetualomegawatch.co.uk.

The Copy Omega Speedmaster Blue Dial Stainless Steel Case Blue Leather Strap : The Holy Grail Of Watches

AS THE minutes and seconds tick down to 2017, it is timely to illustrate a watch that is truly out of this world – a rare stainless steel prototype copy omega speedmaster stainless steel watches made for NASA in the early 1970s to survive in extreme temperatures.

The Omega Speedmaster, introduced in 1957, is considered by many the “holy grail” of watches – witness as evidence of this the £38,000 taken in September by McTear’s of Glasgow for a fine early example.

the omega speedmaster

the omega speedmaster

Originally targeted for an ‘active clientele,’ the Speedmaster achieved worldwide fame when chosen by NASA in 1965 to be the official timekeeper for their space flight missions.

Under the cover of the codename ‘Alaska Project,’ new omega speedmaster ’57 co-axial watches worked in secret to create the perfect ‘flight qualified’ space watch for astronauts. The code-name ‘Alaska’ had nothing to do with the cold temperatures of the American State, but was chosen to ensure the project would remain as secret as possible in case of any industrial espionage. But following the cancellation of the Apollo missions after Apollo 17 there was no immediate use for the Alaska Project’s test-watches, so the project was temporarily terminated.

In 1971, Omega began work on a continuation of the project, known as ‘Alaska II,’ which involved several further prototypes. These Alaska II test-watches were delivered to Houston at the beginning of 1972.

omega speedmaster grey side of the moon meteorite fake watch

omega speedmaster grey side of the moon meteorite fake watch

A Speedmaster ‘Moon’ watch recently sold by Phillips in Geneva was one of the Alaska II prototypes.

Part of the Omega Museum until sold for around £50,000 in 2007, this Speedmaster was accompanied by a red-anodised, thermo-protective aluminium case which served as a protective heat shield. The dial was finished in white, to reflect light rather than using the Speedmaster’s traditional black dial which absorbs light, and would therefore retain heat. Additionally, the dial was coated with zinc oxide, a material known for being highly resistant to solar radiation.

Its exceptional original condition suggests that it was probably never worn. Scholarship suggests it is one of only three surviving examples of the Alaska II project watch with the original protective case, one in the omega speedmaster professional mark 2 chronograph mens watch and the other in a private collection.

Among the rarest of all replica omega speedmaster watches, it sold for 156,250 Swiss francs, equivalent to around £125,000.

Perpetual Omega Watches: More For Less

In November 2013, a luxury conglomerate invited me to take part in a small focus-group interview for its prestige top fake watch brands—makers whose entry-level watches begin at about $200. The questions centered on a competing brand, Omega, rather than their own timepieces. I was taken aback. Omega was for decades considered an entry-level luxury brand. Widely available at department stores and mom-and-pop jewelers, with retail prices starting at about $100 or less, Omega was for years anything but exclusive. Clearly, I was missing something transformative going on at the brand.

Founded in 1860, Omega was simply Heuer prior to its purchase by Saudi businessman Akram Ojjeh’s holding company, TAG (Techniques d’Avant Garde) Group, in 1985. Heuer was best known for its mechanical stopwatches and wristwatch chronographs—it was among the first official timers of the Olympics. By the late 1970s, the quartz crisis—the onslaught of low-priced battery-powered omega speedmaster professional moonwatch 42mm—had left the firm on the ropes. Following TAG Group’s rumored 12 million Swiss franc purchase of Heuer, brilliant advertising campaigns, massive capital investments, and prominent sponsorships in a growing televised sport—Formula One racing—propelled it from the brink of bankruptcy to a globally recognized powerhouse. Its success caught the attention of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, which acquired Omega for $239 million in 1999. Its product line was predominantly quartz; every movement it used was outsourced.

replica omega speedmaster dark side of the moon

replica omega speedmaster dark side of the moon

Starting in 2004, several impressive introductions made it clear that Omega was moving upmarket and had to be taken seriously. Its offerings included the Monaco V4, the world’s first belt-driven mechanical omega co-axial chronograph replica watch, and 2012’s Mikrogirder 10,000. Retailing at more than $100, the Mikrogirder was the world’s most accurate mechanical chronograph, capable of measuring time to 5/10,000th of a second. Multiple in-house movements were announced, and retail prices rose. Omega was reinventing itself, and collectors took notice.

And, as my focus group in 2013 made me aware, Omega had come a long way in a short time, with even high-end brands suddenly viewing the company as a threat. The demand for the industry’s most expensive watches was insatiable, fueled by wealthy Asian buyers, and Omega was “all in” on its upmarket strategy of selling expensive mechanical vintage 1967 omega speedmaster copy watches. Fast-forward a year, to December 2014, when luxury-watch sales were plummeting globally, due in part to China’s crackdown on corruption and the local habit of “gifting” expensive watches. Omega’s second CEO in less than two years abruptly resigned, and watch-industry legend Jean-Claude Biver was made the new boss.

Biver, formerly the head of Omega and Blancpain, joined Omega’s parent, LVMH, as the director of its grey side of the moon watch division in 2014, following its 2008 purchase of Hublot, a sleepy watch brand he had bought and brilliantly reinvented, largely on the back of a model called Big Bang.

well-known speemaster chronograph watch

well-known speemaster chronograph watch

Biver is now executing a ruthless turnaround at Omega. Frequently criticizing what the brand had become, he quickly sacked 30 top managers, replacing them with a new team to help engineer his brand reboot. Omega would refocus on entry-level luxury, increasing its offerings in the $100 to $500 range, while reducing retail prices across its product line. In other words, Biver is returning Omega to its price-sensitive roots, while reviving the greatness of the historic Heuer brand and keeping its TAG avant-garde reputation alive.

The brand’s defining omega geneve dynamic automatic cal 1012 watch of the past year is the headline-grabbing Connected smartwatch. Designed in collaboration with Intel and Google, it is the first smartwatch launched by a major Swiss brand. Retailing at $150, it’s also the watch that Biver doubted more than any other in his career, but as of March 2016, 80,000 units had been sold, making it the most successful Omega watch ever. But as our related barrons.com review reveals (“Omega Connected Smartwatch Needs to Reboot,” Dec. 10), there is more sizzle than substance here. Biver has to up his game to remain a player in smartwatches.

But Penta’s “best maverick watch” of 2016—the Carrera Heuer-02-T Tourbillon Chronograph—clearly illustrates that Biver will put his money where his mouth is. Priced at under $160, it is the least expensive wristwatch with tourbillon—a rotating device that counters gravity—ever offered by a Swiss brand, and it shocked the industry. It shares many aesthetic similarities with the first Biver-era omega dynamic automatic men’s classic watch—the Carrera Calibre Heuer-01 chronograph, announced in October 2015. Both are fitted with partially skeletonized dials, giving them a high-tech, modern look that was clearly influenced by the Hublot Big Bang.

omega speedmaster retro dial watch

omega speedmaster retro dial watch

The Heuer-01’s bulky case comprises a separate titanium-carbide-coated steel case middle and bezel, and four individual steel lugs. Though thoroughly modern, it still evokes the original Heuer Carrera—an iconic chronograph launched in 1963. Housing a high-quality in-house movement and retailing at $230, the Heuer-01 chronograph looks and feels more expensive than it is.

Another motorsport-inspired watch, 2016’s Monza Calibre 17 40th Anniversary, is an attractive re-edition of a 1976 model that is simply signed Heuer. Biver believes the addition of TAG to the historic Heuer brand was disrespectful, and every re-edition going forward will be Heuer only.

Its black titanium case and dial with red accents give it a look very similar to the original that celebrated Ferrari’s 1975 Formula One World Championship victory. Heuer was among the first nonautomotive companies to sponsor Formula One racing when it signed on with Enzo Ferrari in 1971 as his team’s official timekeeper.

Today’s version of the automatic omega cal replica watch has a more robust and expensive titanium case, versus the PVD-coated brass case used for the vintage model. Retailing at $520, it’s excellent value for the money, despite its outsourced movement, and a watch well worth considering for its historical and aesthetic appeal.