Hands-On with the AAA Omega Replica Seamaster 300 Malachite and Lapis Lazuli

Every year AAA Omega Replica introduces certain models in platinum, sometimes gold; last year was the turn of the platinum Aqua Terra Worldtimer with an enamel dial. These top of the line watches are always launched quietly, perhaps because they are preposterously expensive. But they are always cool.

Dive watches with exotic dials are not new – Rolex used to make a Submariner with a lapis lazuli dial – but they are rare. The Omega Replica Watches Seamaster 300 with semi-precious stone dials is not a limited edition, but only a small number will be made.

Available in 18k yellow gold or platinum, the Omega Replica cases have the same dimensions as the pedestrian steel models, 41mm in diameter and 14.65mm high. Good enough for modern tastes, but still small enough to keep the retro feel of a proper remake.

The weight of the Swiss Omega Watches, however, is surprising, given their size. With platinum almost three times as dense as stainless steel, the platinum model feels exceptionally hefty, probably weighing close to 500g or a pound. In terms of tangible quality, the watches live up to their cost.

The cases are brushed on the top, and brushed on the sides, matched with alternating surfaces on the bracelet. And the bezels have coloured ceramic inserts to match the dials.

The dials are undoubtedly the highlight. Either lapis lazuli or malachite, the dials have printed markings and slightly sunken hour markers, with the Omega Replica Watches Swiss Movement faux vintage Super-LumiNova painted into engraved recesses. Given the fragility of stone dials – the thin slice of stone has to be bonded to a metal back for stability – the engraved hour markers are a surprising touch.

The movement has twin barrels and a 60-hour power reserve, as well as decorative touches reserved only for precious metal Fake Omega Watches, namely the rotor and balance bridge in 18k Sedna gold, Omega’s in-house, fade-resistant red gold alloy.

Hands-On with the AAA Omega Replica Seamaster Diver 300m Titanium-Tantalum

Omega reintroducing the Seamaster Diver 300m, preserving the look while upgrading the materials and tech.The original Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Replica was famous during that decade because Pierce Brosnan wore one in his four outings as James Bond. But Mr Bond’s watch was the steel-and-blue base model, handsome but not notable.

The new Seamaster Diver 300m is inspired by that esoteric original that never sold well, being over twice the price of the steel base model.Today it’s 42mm in diameter and 13.56mm high, good proportions that are large enough for a sports watch but not overly so. Unlike the original that had a dark blue dial, the new AAA Omega Replica Watches Seamaster Diver is more restrained, with the dial being a muted grey. Consequently, the two-tone combination doesn’t jump out quite as much as on a typical mixed metal watch.

The bulk of the Fake Watches is titanium, with the bezel and centre twin links of the bracelet in tantalum. The two metals are easier to differentiate: titanium is grey with a hint of yellow while tantalum is darker with a bluish tinge.A hard metal with a high boiling point, tantalum’s more exotic applications include nuclear reactors and missiles. While the raw material is not expensive as gold or platinum is, tantalum is more difficult to machine, explaining why tantalum watches cost several orders of magnitude more.

The hour markers and hands are also 18k Sedna gold, while the dial is titanium and laser engraved with a wave pattern, a nod to the original of the 1990s, which had a stamped wave guilloche.Unlike the ordinary versions of the Swiss Omega Seamaster Diver Replica Watches, the tantalum and titanium edition has the waves in relief, standing raised and in contrast to the dark, frosted surface of the dial.

Notably, the movement can be seen through the display back, which screws down in perfect alignment with the logo horizontal across the top. The secret is the Naiad Lock case back, which attaches to the case with a bayonet lock, rather than a conventional threaded rim.

But like the original of the 1990s, the new Copy Watches Seamaster Diver with tantalum accents costs more than twice the entry-level model in steel, which is a hefty premium.