Omega is nothing if not rigidly respectful of its heritage. Even though the brand impressively released six entirely new Master Chronometer calibers at this year’s Baselworld — including the one used in the new Globemaster Annual Calendar — the brand has opted, as per usual, to stick with the tried-and-true, manual-wind 1861 movement for the latest vintage-inspired limited edition in its Speedmaster collection, the Omega Speedmaster “CK2998.”
The watch is a re-production of one of the most collectible Cheap Replica Watches references on the market, originally released in 1959 (yes, even before a later version of the watch went to the moon and earned the sobriquet “Moonwatch”), and features Alpha hands, a symmetrical case, and a dark blue bezel with a tachymeter scale. The bezel is made of ceramic and the tachymeter scale is treated with Replica Watches Super-LumiNova for extra legibility in low light.
On the opaline silvery dial, the same shade of blue has been used for the three subdials, as well as for the leather strap, with its beige contrast stitching and polished steel buckle. The Cheap Omega Replica Alpha-shaped hour and minute hands (as well as the subdial counter hands) are rhodium plated, and the central chronograph counter hand retains the classical “lollipop” shape used on the original model. The stainless steel case measures a contemporary 39.7 mm in diameter and features polished and brushed finishing.The Omega Replica Watches applied indices are also rhodium-plated and are coated with a green-emission Super-LumiNova.
Omega Caliber 1861 — the manual-wind chronograph movement with 21,600-vph frequency and 48-hour power reserve that served its duty in the very first Omega Replica Speedmaster “Moonwatch” — beats behind a solid, screw-down caseback engraved with the collection’s classic Seahorse emblem and the limited edition number.
If Earth Day celebrations are inspiring you to help save the planet — while you’re itching to add a new watch to your collection at the same time— Omega may have a timepiece that’s right in your wheelhouse: the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Goodplanet,” available in two versions at two sizes, and both featuring Omega’s in-house Co-Axial calibers.
A portion of the sales from these new watches — the latest to emerge from Omega’s partnership with the Goodplanet Foundation, first announced in 2011 — will go toward funding two new wildlife projects that the Foundation has established in the African nation of Botswana.
Both new Aqua Terra Cheap Omega Replica have cases made from grade 5 titanium and feature white lacquered dials highlighted by blue elements inspired by the color of the ocean — diamond-polished blue applied hour indices, faceted blue hands, and applied blue Omega logo. The dials are also notable for their lack of the distinctive “teakwood” motif found on other Aqua Terra dials. Both watches come on blue-coated nylon fabric straps with white stitching and foldover clasps; the 43-mm watch is also available on a polished-and-brushed titanium bracelets with butterfly clasp. Both cases have nonreflective sapphire crystals and screw-down crowns embossed with an Omega Replica Watches symbol.The larger of the Aqua Terra “Goodplanet” models has a 43-mm case and contains Omega Co-Axial Caliber 8605. In addition to the blue hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, its dial has a red-tipped GMT hand that the wearer can use to keep track of a second time zone on a 24-hour time-zone scale, and a date window at 6 o’clock. The movement is visible through a sapphire window in the caseback, which also includes the words “Goodplanet Foundation” in varnished blue type.
The other new timepiece measures 38.5 mm in diameter and 12.84 mm thick. Its simpler dial layout features the blue hour markers and hands along with a date window at 3 o’clock. The movement, visible through a sapphire caseback, is Omega Replica basic Caliber 8500. It features bidirectional automatic winding, a co-axial escapement, silicon balance spring, free-sprung balance, and extreme antimagnetic properties, resisting magnetic fields to over 15,000 Gauss. Both calibers in the Aqua Terra Goodplanet watches have power reserves of 60 hours. The decorative finishes include “Arabesque” Geneva waves on the rotor and plate, rhodium plating, and a blackened finish on the screws, barrels, and balance wheel.
The Deep Black collection adds touches of color and gold to a one-piece 45.5-mm case of black zirconium oxide ceramic complemented with similarly black ceramic bezels and dials. Cheap Omega Replica 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.The Planet Ocean Deep Black models differ by accent color and one features its bezel, crowns, hands and indices forged from Omega’s own 18k Sedna gold. 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 or Ceragold, a proprietary Omega Replica Watches gold-ceramic alloy.
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.Rubber-injected “He” marks the Helium valve on the red and blue models, while the symbol is in Liquidmetal on the black model.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 Replica 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.
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. 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 Cheap Omega Replica 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 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 Omega Replica Watches 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.
Three of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Omega Replica come on a black rubber strap that looks like a fabric strap. Each offers contrasting stitching. 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.