Omega and Swatch have a joint mission: how to make fun best UK replica watches again? The answer lay in the two Swiss watch brands’ first-ever collaboration, which resulted in a playful take on high quality fake Omega’s iconic Speedmaster chronograph watches at a price point that has everyone going a bit gaga.
The two brands just dropped the MoonSwatch – marrying the best of both worlds in a singular creation. It is essentially the Swiss made replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches, injected with a whole lot of Swatchness in a whimsical, colourful and accessible way. Drawing inspiration from space – where else? – the collection includes 11 Swatches named after planetary bodies, from the sun at the centre of the solar system to the dwarf planet at its periphery.
Omega and Swatch’s first-ever collaboration: The Bioceramic MoonSwatch
Instead of a mechanical movement, these are quartz cheap copy watches online. And instead of the stainless-steel case, the MoonSwatch comes in a Bioceramic case, which according to Omega and Swatch, is a unique mix of two-thirds ceramic and one-third material derived from castor oil.
The dial is co-signed by both brands, with Omega x Swatch at the 12 o’clock position, and both the lettering Speedmaster and MoonSwatch in between the subdials. The replica watches for sale isn’t an exact copy of the beloved Speedmaster, although it carries certain elements true to the Moonwatch that collectors would love, including the same case contours, the distinctive subdials and the tachymeter scale with the dot over 90. A subtle “S” is etched into the crystal where the Omega logo typically would be found on the hesalite Moonwatch.
Each of the 11 MoonSwatch features its own mission statement, corresponding to the 11 planetary objects in our solar system. There are bright funky colourways including mint green and blue (Earth), cream and pink (Venus), and varying shades of blue (Neptune). There are also more conservative versions, like the Mission to Moon, which comes closest to the original Moonwatch, as well as variations that make reference to other iconic luxury Omega Speedmaster fake watches such as Mission to Mars, in red and white with red rocket hands that pay tribute to Omega’s Speedmaster Alaska Project watches.
On the back, the watch features a depiction of its planet. A Velcro watch strap (as used by astronauts to keep their replica watches shop site over their spacesuits while on a mission) is included in the box set. The watch retails for just HK$2,100, making it the most accessible “Speedmaster” yet.
In a statement, Omega President Raynald Aeschlimann proudly says, “Omega’s long and distinguished history may have been cut short if it wasn’t for the vision and the courage taken by Swatch. The MoonSwatch collection salutes the saviours of our industry in a witty and accessible way. The Swatches are perfect for budding Moonwatch fans and I can’t think of a more appropriate icon for our shared project. We went to the moon, now we’re exploring the whole Milky Way. They’re great 1:1 super clone watches, in fantastic colours and they make me smile.”
Houston, we might just have a slight problem. With limited availability, each customer is only allowed to pick two different variations of the MoonSwatch. And we’re having trouble deciding on which one.
The Omega x Swatch Bioceramic MoonSwatch collection will be available from March 26, 2022, in-store only at selected Swatch stores in Causeway Bay Kai Chiu Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Ocean Centre, Mongkok Langham Place and Macau’s Largo de São Domingos.
Remember back in the summer of 2019 when luxury Omega replica watches showed off the Planet Ocean Ultra Deep by strapping it to Victor Vescovo’s submarine and letting it play Second Mate for a trip down 10,928 meters – that’s a hair over 35,853 feet – to the bottom of the ocean? Well, now you can get your hands on the civilian version of the Planet Ocean Ultra Deep. But don’t let “civilian” fool you: The new Ultra Deep is a serious performance piece that can handle serious pressure, including that of being Omega’s latest flagship dive watch.
While the original concept version that toured to the bottom of the ocean on the Limiting Factor (that’s the name of Vescovo’s submarine) was a massive chunk of titanium measuring 55mm across and some 28mm thick, the new Ultra Deep, which is available in titanium or a brand-new steel alloy called “O-MEGASTEEL”, measures 45.5mm wide and just 18.12mm thick.
In exchange for those still considerable proportions, the Ultra Deep (in either material) is rated to a depth of 6,000 meters, or just shy of 19,685 feet, with ISO 6425 certification via METAS and a design that allows for saturation diving without the need for a helium escape valve. Those deep-diving specs required a considerable amount of technological development from 1:1 UK Omega fake watches, including four newly pending patents concerning the crystal, crystal gasket, crown, and two-piece caseback.
Starting with the titanium version, the Ultra Deep retains several hallmarks of the record-setting original design. The production version is made from sandblasted grade 5 titanium and uses an asymmetrical case (to aid in crown protection), a ceramic bezel insert with liquid metal scale, a titanium dial with blue Planet Ocean-style accents. Just as we saw with the concept version, the Ultra Deep has “Manta Lugs,” which are similar to channel lugs (like those seen on the recent Tudor Pelagos FXD). As such, the Ultra Deep Titanium is only compatible with NATO-style straps and best replica Omega watches includes a black/blue number that is made of 100 percent recycled materials and features titanium hardware.
The Ultra Deep Titanium’s caseback is closed and uses a two-piece design for maximum water resistance. Despite being ISO 6425 compliant and pressure-tested with a machine that had to be developed in-house, Swiss movements Omega copy watches also pressure-tested the Ultra Deep Titanium in a real-world environment by taking a production example to a depth of 6269M over Mariana’s Trench in the waters due north of Papua New Guinea.
As for the steel Ultra Deep, high quality Omega replica watches is producing some 6 references at launch and while the specs are similar to that of the titanium sibling, the steel versions have a symmetrical case with traditional crown guards and buyers have the option of a rubber strap or a full steel bracelet. In total, there are three different colorways, including a blue gradient dial with a black bezel, a white dial with a blue bezel, and a black-grey gradient dial with an orange bezel. Each is offered with either a full steel bracelet or a rubber strap.
And it’s not just any steel – it’s “O-MEGASTEEL,” a proprietary alloy five years in the making that is 40 percent to 50 percent harder than 316L steel while also offering a yield rating that is more than double that of conventional stainless steel (which is a measurement of how much stress a metal can take before it’s permanently deformed). According to Omega, 316L fake watches for sale of this size would not be capable of such depths. Omega Steel allows the case and caseback to withstand the pressure in a manner that matches the performance of titanium.
In addition to the technical specs, O-MEGASTEEL is also whiter in color and carries more of a shine than other steels commonly used in watchmaking. The bracelet is a new design, as well (compared to those seen on previous Planet Ocean models) and the clasp features a push-button six-position micro adjust with 2.3mm of extension.
Unlike the original design, these replica watches online site do not use the bonded liquid metal gasket for the crystal but rather a more service-friendly design with a patent-pending gasket execution that helps manage all of that pressure. In ISO 6425 overpressure testing, the crystal of the Ultra Deep is under some 7.5 tonnes of pressure so the crystal has to be defect-free or it will fail. To combat this need for a perfect crystal, Omega has opted to use an Edge-defined Film-fed Growth (EFG) sapphire crystal of excellent quality that is also finished on both sides with an anti-reflective treatment.
Be they titanium or O-MEGASTEEL all of the Ultra Deeps use perfect Omega fake watches’ time-only Master Chronometer Caliber 8912, which runs at 3.5 Hz and has a power reserve of 60 hours. Pricing for the Ultra Deep line starts at $11,200 for the steel versions with a rubber strap, $11,600 for the steel with the bracelet, and tops out at $12,300 for the titanium model on a NATO strap.
What We Think
As far as top super clone Omega dive watches are concerned, there’s a new king in town. In many ways, I think the Ultra Deep makes a lot of sense as the peak of the Planet Ocean spirit combined with Omega’s tireless resolve when it comes to being the market leader of technology and performance in the watch space.
If Omega wants to flex on replica watches wholesale like the Rolex Deepsea, this is definitely one way to go about it. In truth, Rolex and other brands aren’t even keeping up if 6,000m is now the standard – but I bring them up as I believe they share similar audiences.
Let’s review just a few of the recent players in the very deep diving space and keep the numbers – as insane and performative as they may be – in scope. The Deepsea bottoms out at 3,900 meters. The German brand UTS once made a 4,000m-capable dive watch (they call it the “4,000m Dive Watch” with a typical German flair) and another brand called Swiss Military used to make the CX 20,000 (which was capable of matching the Ultra Deep’s 6,000m, but was also 46 x 28.5mm). As for Breitling, the 45mm Avenger Seawolf is good to an impressive 3,000m, but that’s only half that of the Ultra Deep (and, like the Omega, it’s also a little over 18mm thick).
Look, I’m sure there are others to consider, but really, Swiss made fake watches like these are technical showcases not practical tools for any kind of diving. Omega makes the Ultra Deep knowing that very few indeed will ever see any real stress unless they’re accidentally dropped off the side of a boat over VERY deep water. Hell, the normal floor for recreational diving is 40 meters.
This idea, this calling card of being the “deepest diving watch,” has proven to be sticky despite it largely being without purpose. Think of 40m for SCUBA like your local speed limit (unless you’re German and live next to an unrestricted stretch of the Autobahn). The Ultra Deep is like the SSC Tuatara or Bugatti Chiron of dive replica watches store. No, you can’t explore even a fraction of its capability in a casual setting, but to me, that’s almost secondary to the point of such a watch. It’s just nerdy cool fun. And hey, we’d all have a better shot at maxing out an Ultra Deep underwater than we would at testing a Speedmaster on the moon, right?
Just as I doubt I will ever have a lifestyle that supports any sort of hypercar ownership, I definitely don’t have enough wrist (or the wallet) for the Ultra Deep. That said, I remain very glad that brands are still pushing the envelope of engineering, and I’m excited to see the Ultra Deep in person over the coming days. The bottom of the ocean remains a deeply fascinating part of our world that represents as much of a “final frontier” as space does, so it only makes sense that Omega would push to be at the forefront.
In addition to being utterly obsessed with high-end, mechanical AAA UK replica watches of the Swiss variety, Quill & Pad’s regular reader Quentin R. Bufogle is a freelance writer, former contributor to the former Las Vegas CityLife, occasional blogger, and author of the recent memoir King of the New York Streets.
If you would’ve told me six months ago that I’d pass on a Breguet Type XX in favor of an Omega . . . well . . . let’s not even go there. What changed my mind? Granted (IMHO), the silver-dial 1:1 cheap fake Omega De Ville Chronoscope Chronograph watches on stainless steel bracelet is just plain gorgeous. In terms of sheer aesthetics, it ticks all the right boxes (again, at least for me).
Honestly, if you sat me down at the drafting board – blue pencil in hand – I can’t think of a single element I’d care to change: from the delicate, almost Lilliputian applied numerals on the oversized subdials to the oddly placed, whimsically shaped panoramic date window and the beautifully sculpted lugs. It all just works. But it’s so much more than that . . .
In blindly following the siren call of Breguet, I’d somehow lost sight of the very attributes that had so attracted me to the brand in the first place: a history steeped in innovation and exquisite watchmaking. After all, it was Breguet!
Somehow, a 1970s cam-actuated Lémania ebauche movement just didn’t quite cut the horological mustard. Though I’d often heard the Breguet Type XX Aeronavale trumpeted as one of the finest examples of a cam-controlled chronograph this side of the Vallee de Joux, I was disappointed.
This wasn’t the Breguet that had once swept me off my feet. The Breguet of Napoleon Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette, the Queen of Naples, and an entire generation of Russian nobility. No. The Type XX with its Lémania retread simply didn’t have the chops, the gravitas, worthy of such a hallowed marque in my opinion.
As I gazed wantonly at the beautiful specimen on the Chrono24 website, something strange happened: I’d waited over two years to click on “buy.” Now – requisite funds in my money market account – I froze mid-click. Almost reflexively, my trigger finger retreated from the touchpad. Where I’d once heard the smoldering, constrained passion of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line,” I now heard the bitter lament of B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone.”
What manner of madness was this? The Type XX Aeronavale had been the Swiss made replica watches I’d pined for – nay, lusted after! It was then I heard the ghost of old Abraham-Louis Breguet whisper in my ear: “Don’t settle for a warmed-over ’70s cam-actuated chronograph, twit! What you really want is the finest, most elegant chronograph movement ever made.”
Yes! Indeed, I did! But this begged the question – the one that has dogged me ever since purchasing my very first entry-level Swiss chronograph what now seems like a lifetime ago: WHICH ONE???
Forget that high-tech beast that vibrates like the wings of a hummingbird on methamphetamine beneath the hull of the Breguet Type XXII or the twin-engine monster that drives the Zenith Defy . . . speaking of which: ZENITH! Yes, of course, the venerable El Primero! A truly great chronograph movement with an equally great story: Charles Vermot defying the Philistines at Zenith Electronics, stashing the machine tools for the movement in a loft and thus saving that high-beat wonder for posterity (and the folks at Rolex copy watches for sale). The world’s first fully integrated automatic chronograph movement (that’s Zenith’s story and they’re stickin’ to it).
Truth be told, the El Primero’s 36,000 vph always did render it something of an anomaly. Even Rolex replica watches wholesale online had to slow it down for the Daytona. No. There had to be a chronograph movement that was even more elegant, beautiful, and yet technically sophisticated. As it turns out, there is.
A little research led me to the Frédéric Piguet Caliber 1185, a much-revered column-wheel, vertical-clutch masterpiece that’s graced the flagship models of some of haute horlogerie’s finest: Vacheron Constantin (Overseas), Audemars Piguet (Royal Oak), Blancpain (Leman Flyback). Even Breguet itself used the movement in its dazzling Marine chronograph.
Quite a resumé! Problem was, most of the pieces that utilized the movement were slightly beyond my budget. Then my research led me to yet another caliber: the Omega 3313. Excuse me, did you say “Omega?” YES, high quality Omega super clone watches!
Turns out the Omega 3313 – the very same movement housed within the luxury replica Omega De Ville Chronoscope watches’ elegantly sculpted case – uses the slightly more robust, higher-beat heir to the much-vaunted Frédéric Piguet Caliber 1185, the 1285.
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So I bought an Omega.
Stumbling upon Breguet many years ago marked a turning point in my journey as a collector. Owning the Swiss movements replica Omega De Ville Chronoscope Chronograph watches marks yet another. I think old Abraham-Louis would approve.