Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Globemaster

In recent times, consecutive years have meant more and more brands releasing vintage re-interpretations and recreations; 2015 was no different, being one of the biggest years for historical watch releases to date. Cheap Omega Replica, a brand holding a relatively large segment of market power in the luxury-watch realm, was one of the main contributors to this trend—leading the pack with more Speedmasters, more Seamasters, and — possibly most significantly of all — a new piece in the Constellation series: the Globemaster.

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This new watch, for many not familiar with the historical Omega Constellation series, seems far different than any of its modern counterparts. At first this seems in line with Omega Replica; the brand has certainly been known to release multiple “sub-series” of watches within a larger collection. And while the Globemaster would certainly fit the bill for the brand’s nontraditional organization of watches, it is much more exciting when one realizes that it draws many of its design elements from the beginnings of the Constellation series, dating back to 1952.

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Cheap Omega Replica

Many decades ago, the Omega Constellation series was unrecognizable compared to the collections of today. The pieces had reverse “pie-pan” dials, dauphine hands, diamond hour markers, and unconventionally fancy crowns and lugs. It was not until the late 1980s that a major shift in that series occurred, when Omega Replica Watches began producing the “Manhattan”-styled watches we are more familiar with today — “claws” holding the crystal, an integrated bracelet, Roman numerals on the bezel, and — for the most part — quartz movements.

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Omega Replica

The piece, available in a 39-mm Sedna gold, yellow gold, steel, or yellow-gold-and-steel case, has the reverse pie-pan dial, applied hours markers, fluted bezel, and a date indicator at the unusual 6 o’clock position. The watch is powered by Omega’s Replica Watches automatic Caliber Omega 8900 — a new movement the brand is championing as its best yet for precision, durability, et cetera. Other interesting features to notice include the signature Constellation star toward the bottom of the dial, the clear caseback with a set Constellation observatory medallion, and, beneath this, the exposed and beautifully finished Master Co-axial movement.

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Omega Replica Watches

As I mentioned above, the Globemaster is neither a re-interpretation nor a recreation of the original 1952 Omega Constellation, but I sort of enjoy this about the watch. While of course I would love a modern reverse-pie-pan Omega in 35-mm or 36-mm case with diamond hour markers and dauphine hands, I think Cheap Replica Watches Omega made the correct decision by using some elements of the collection’s history to inspire a completely new piece. In this way, Omega was able to release a new, fantastic movement in a memorable fashion; take advantage of the fluted bezel; and, finally, produce a watch displaying the brand’s awareness of its history while still continuing its sprint forward into the future. Simply put, I find this to be a cool watch guaranteed to remain in your, and eventually your children’s, possession for a long while.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”Replica Watches

While Omega’s biggest news at this year’s Baselworld was the 60th anniversary of its Speedmaster collection, the brand also introduced several interesting pieces in its other watch families. One of the most notable is this week’s Watch to Watch: the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Blue,” a GMT-equipped divers’ watch with a case milled from a single block of blue ceramic.

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Omega Replica

Omega says that the new watch is inspired by the success of last year’s Planet Ocean “Deep Black” editions, which were the first ceramic-cased divers’ Cheap Omega Replica built to be water-resistant to 600 meters. The “Deep Blue” model is the first Omega watch with a case, and a dial, made entirely of blue ceramic. As orange and blue are considered by Omega to be the signature colors of the Planet Ocean Omega Replica series, orange highlights abound: a 24-hour GMT scale surrounds the dial; the first 15-minute-sector of the 60-minute diving scale on the rotating divers’ bezel is made from a blend of orange rubber and ceramic; and orange rubber injections have been used to create the Omega logo on the crown and the “He” symbol on the helium-release valve at 10 o’clock. The central GMT hand and the applied numerals at 12, 6, and 9 o’clock are also in blue’s complementary color. The hour hand, minute hand, and applied hour indices are in 18k white gold. The numerals on the bezel’s diving scale are made of LiquidMetal, a material used frequently in Planet Ocean Omega Replica Watches.

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Omega Replica Watches

The 45.5-mm ceramic case of the Planet Ocean “Big Blue” is pressed into shape from a special zirconium-based powder, with the blue pigmentation added at this early stage. Afterward it is heated to temperatures reaching 1,400º Celsius in a sintering process, making it extra hard and scratch-resistant. Diamond-equipped tools are then used to define the edges and grooves, after which the case is lubricated and cooled by high-pressure oil solutions. Finally, a three-hour plasma treatment in a 20,000º C furnace prepares the case for its precision laser engraving. The resulting case is six times harder than steel and never scratches, discolors, or fades.
The screw-down caseback, with its familiar Seamaster alveol pattern, is equipped with Cheap Omega Replica patented Naiad Lock, which ensures that the engraved text around the big sapphire window remains in readable position. On display through that caseback window is Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8906, an automatic movement with a co-axial escapement and a 60-hour power reserve that powers the timekeeping, GMT function, and date indication at the 3 o’clock position. Like all Master Chronometer movements, it has passed eight rigorous tests set by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, ensuring a high level of endurance, precision, and resistance to magnetic fields.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue”

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Big Blue” comes on a blue rubber strap with orange contrast stitching and orange edges; the foldover clasp, like the case, is made of blue ceramic. As with many of its recent releases, Omega Replica is offering a four-year warranty on the watch.The watch will be available at retail in December.

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches, Part 6: 2011-2017

In this final chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches, going decade by decade, we present the thirteen most noteworthy Speedmasters from 2010 to today, including the recently launched special edition for SpeedyTuesday, the Speedmaster 38mm, and the Speedmaster Racing.
2011: Apollo XV 40th Anniversary

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Cheap Omega Replica

This watch celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo XV moon landing and is included in a numbered series of 1,971 pieces. The red, white, and blue colors on the dial were inspired by the colors on the mission patch and the Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches caseback features an engraving of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, which was used on the moon for the first time during the mission.
2012: Apollo XVII 40th Anniversary

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This limited-edition Speedmaster commemorates the 40th anniversary of the final lunar landing in December 1972. It features an unusual dial, made of 925 silver, which is embossed with the iconic images from the Apollo XVII patch representing mankind and the future, along with the images of the Greek god Apollo and the United States flag. This watch (you can read more about it here) was limited to just 1,972 pieces.
2013: Dark Side of the Moon: the First Speedmaster in Ceramic
This groundbreaking Speedmaster, famously nicknamed “Dark Side of the Moon,” brought the so-called Cheap Omega Replica Moonwatch to a new generation. Crafted from a single block of black ceramic, the watch also features a black ceramic dial, with 18K white gold hands, and a nylon fabric strap. Omega used a host of innovative production techniques to create this watch.
2014: Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Edition

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Omega Replica

On a brown “NATO” strap, this watch commemorates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11. It incorporates the colors of the moon, as well as those of the lunar and command modules, and features a brushed, grade 2 titanium case with several gold elements. The dial is in black PVD; the Omega Replica case material was inspired by the titanium ore that covers the moon’s surface.
2014: Speedmaster Skywalker X-33
Designed especially for space explorers, the Omega Replica Watches Speedmaster Skywalker is an innovative upgrade of the Speedmaster Professional X-33, released in 1998. The 2014 model, powered by an advanced quartz caliber, was thoroughly tested and approved by the European Space Agency for inclusion in all of its missions. Its titanium case features a ceramic bezel with a chromium nitride scale and an LCD display with an electroluminescent backlight.
2015: Apollo XIII Silver Snoopy Award

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Omega Replica Watches

A tribute to the 45th anniversary of the Apollo XIII mission, and the Silver Snoopy Award that Omega subsequently received from NASA, this watch features a white dial with special comic-strip inscriptions and a small Snoopy illustration decorating the 9 o’clock subdial. On the caseback, a Snoopy medallion in 925 silver is surrounded by dark blue enamel.
2015: A New Approach to the Solar Impulse
The Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 Solar Impulse Limited Edition celebrates OMEGA’s partnership with Solar Impulse, whose team succeeded in circling the globe in a solar-powered airplane in 2016. The lightweight titanium case is mounted on a NATO strap and contains a quartz movement. Its ceramic bezel features a chromium nitride scale. The ana-digi dial has skeletonized, black-and-white hour and minute hands and a central seconds hand distinguished by green and black coloring.
2016: Speedmaster CK2998 Limited Edition
The original Omega Speedmaster Ref. CK2998 was released in 1959 and has become one of the world’s most sought-after vintage Speedmaster watches. This Cheap Omega Replica(which we cover in detail here) used that classic model as inspiration, with the dial’s hallmark Alpha and lollipop hands, a symmetrical steel case, and three subdials in blue. This blue color theme continues on the bezel, minutes track, and leather strap.
2016: First Speedmaster Master Chronometer

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The first Speedmaster created to meet Omega’s Master Chronometer criteria, this blue-on-blue moon-phase timepiece meets the watch industry’s highest standards of precision and performance as approved by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology. The dial detail most worthy of note: the image of the moon in the Omega Replica moon-phase display is as detailed as a NASA photograph. Zoom in close and you’ll see an astronaut’s footprint.
2017: SpeedyTuesday Limited Edition
In 2012, thanks to the weekly series of “Speedy Tuesday” posts on our sister blog, FratelloWatches, an online community of Omega Speedmaster fans began to grow around the world, sharing pictures and comments every week. In tribute to these Speedmaster devotees, Omega Replica Watches produced this limited-edition model to celebrate the series’ fifth anniversary. Selling out rapidly, it became the first Omega watch marketed purely through social media and sold exclusively online, and the design was based on several vintage models from the past, including the “Alaska III.”