Omega announces a massive amount of new watches, and usually only a handful take the spotlight each year. Last year it was the Trilogy Collection and this year the new Seamaster 300M seemed to get all the love. However, Omega usually has a few sleeper hits up their sleeves, and for 2018, one of my favorite Omega releases is the latest addition to its CK2998 family, the Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Pulsometer Replica watch.
The new Omega Replica Watch is fitted with a steel case, measuring in at 39.7mm in diameter with a lug spacing of 19mm, suggesting that it will wear quite nicely on most wrist sizes, but difficult to find alternative strap options due to the 19mm lug spacing. Covering the dial is a sapphire crystal, and surrounding it is a black ceramic bezel displaying a pulsometer scale.
This latest edition features a white dial with black sub-dials and outer track, with a contrasting red chronograph hand, and red “Speedmaster” text. The handset here differs from the standard “Moonwatch” hands, and instead features Alpha hands. Regardless of the nomenclature, I find the handset to be quite attractive on the watch, and of course no one can resist a panda dial these days. Altogether, the Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Swiss Copy Watch is unmistakably part of the Speedmaster family, while also bringing some new personality.
The panda dial is executed very well, and the red accents give the Omega Replica Watches AAA+ Grade a nice sporty feel. On top of that, I’m always a big fan of brands using a scale other than the tachymeter for their chronograph bezels. Since I lack the ability to do complex math on the fly, and because my car has a functioning speedometer, I have no use, nor a reason to use, a tachymeter scale.