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.