Omega replica watches Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition Watch

one of Omega’s many sponsorships and partnerships is as Official Timekeeper of the Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) sailing team. For the 35th America’s Cup yacht race taking place this month, June 2017, the Swiss watch maker has announced a couple of limited edition replica watches including this Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ that the team members wear while actually racing. Compared to other collections from Omega, it’s been a while since we’ve talked about this interesting but rare family of digital, quartz-powered Omega watches.

The Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 was released in the ’90s, helping show that Omega wasn’t stuck in 1969 with the manually wound mechanical Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” as their cutting-edge astronaut gear. But much like Breitling’s Professional line of replica watches, also with hybrid analog-digital displays, the Omega Speedmaster X-33 was also convincingly meant for professional aviation purposes. It remains a peripheral branch of the Speedmaster collection that particularly dedicated watch enthusiasts and brand enthusiasts can also enjoy.

 

There’s no reason, however, that it needs to be exclusively for aviation and aerospace, as the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition watch shows. I felt it was worth mentioning that the sailing team members wear the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ while on board as it does add some credibility to the watches’ intended practical use and durability (water-resistance aside). If you don’t follow regatta racing and aren’t clear on some of the physical rigors involved for people or omega replica watches on board one of these vessels in a race, see Ariel’s report (and video) after being strapped to a catamaran and splashed a lot with Bremont Watches and Oracle Team USA here.

 

On a nylon fabric strap, the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ Limited Edition is 45mm wide in Grade 2 titanium and water-resistant to 30m. This might cause some watchnerds to blink, as that is basically the minimum water-resistance rating for any modern watch, and this one is designed to be involved with watersports. Boats ideally stay on top of the water, yes, but 30m of water resistance refers to the water pressure below 30m of perfectly still water. We generally recommend that you don’t do anything wetter than washing your hands with a 30m-water-resistant watch – mostly dress omega replica. Granted, there are a bunch of buttons and spots where water ingress becomes a concern on the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta ETNZ, and it seems like they are intended to actually be used – but even most G-Shocks come with 200m water-resistance.

The quartz 5620 movement inside powers the analog three-hand time telling with the addition of a countdown timer for regatta racing, along with a host of digital displays. If you didn’t know, the reason countdown timers are important to yacht racing and so often found on such omega replica watches is that boats get a running start (five minutes) before crossing the starting line that they need to time very carefully. The digital functions can show three time zones, chronograph, timer, (perpetual) calendar information, and two alarms. I will continue to say that negative LCD displays are just inferior to positive ones and can only be seen as a sacrifice of legibility for aesthetics. The regatta countdown timer is activated by the red button at 9 o’clock and triggers a series of alarms with recognizable ringing sequences (sounds stressful to me).

2017 Basel new 丨 Omega Speedmaster series of car timing to reach the astronomical watch

This year, a large table fans are familiar with, and has a symbolic significance of the watch series ushered in the birth of the sixtieth anniversary, its name is: super. As we have seen so long, a long history of rich and numerous classic style, every new super watch behind the watch, are the series of early watches in the long-term condensed by the inherent Essence and ingenuity. In this year’s 2017 Basel show, from the Swiss Bill’s exhibitors brand Omega, will certainly love its fans who bring a lot of new timepieces. As a forward watch, the brand to 1968 super watch (iconic racing dial super) as a source of design inspiration, the use of modern way to re-interpretation of the new omega replica watches super racing series of time to Zhen Observatory watch, will be the first step to show us this excellent design spirit.

 

This new omega replica watches series racing time to reach the astronomical watch is designed to 1968 size of 44.25mm classic super automatic watch based on the design (not the iconic 42mm “lunar table” appearance), its Case to build steel material, the internal carrying the brand self-produced chronograph movement. Of course, in addition to the appearance, there are some other places of evolution worthy of our attention. Although the movement of the structure is still no different from the previous (guide column wheel module, vertical clutch device, double barrel design, time coaxial display timing function), but this model for the Cal.9900 type of movement has now reached The Swiss watch industry for precision, performance, magnetic and other aspects of the requirements of the ultra-high standards, the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) certification, the watch has jumped to “to the astronomical stage” watch. In addition to the evolution of the mechanical, this Omega Speedmaster series of time to reach the Observatory watch in the disk design has also made some changes, and in the visual effects also have some more interesting innovation. The most intuitive course is the minute track scale circle and the new orange mark on the disk to use – time scale, the main pointer, small seconds, “Speedmaster” logo, bezel on the “tachymètre” words.

 

This special disk layout and color application program for the first time in the 1968 Super Stark ST145.012 watch, and now it is a more modern way, return to this modern size with modern style racing watch on. In addition, the use of 18K white gold material to create the timetable and dial color has produced a sharp contrast, but also for the overall watch to bring a certain fine texture. This replica watches series of racing time to reach the Observatory watch there are three other new changes. First, that is compared to the other 44.25mm size super watch look, to be a little thin, thanks mainly in the arc sapphire crystal mirror on the work done. Second, the diameter of the sub-dial is also slightly expanded, more intuitive and effective to enhance the readability, of course, there is no change in the layout (9 o’clock for the small seconds, 3 o’clock for the integration of the timing function Hour, minute display). Finally, the bezel is now made of black polished ceramic material to create, with its matte Liquidmetal speed scale (Omega home unique technology, metal scale and ceramic can be seamlessly integrated into one).

Hands-on With The New Breitling Superocean Heritage II

Say Breitling, and the mind of many people will immediately venture to a world of jet planes and aviation heroes. That is indeed where the brand made most of its legacy, but not all of it!

In 1957 Breitling introduced the very first Superocean. Although they weren’t the first major brand to launch a diving replica watch, the Superocean was the first with a water resistance up to 200 meters/660 feet, thanks to a monocoque case construction. In the decades following, the Superocean would earn its place in the Breiling line-up by gaining the trust of professional, sports and even military divers.

With the Superocean II Breitling has a modern diving replica fake watch in its collection, but given the brand’s history in this field, a more vintage outlook is also warranted, and for that, they have the Superocean Heritage II.

Available in a robust 46mm version, as well as a smaller 42mm version, these replica watches reflect back to the early days of the Superocean collection, now sixty years ago. Its classic look is evident from the rounded lugs, clean dial and sword- and arrow hands. Also notice the lack of crown guards, which was typical for early diving replica watches.

While the Superocean Heritage II may look vintage, it has a few modern aspects as well! The unidirectional bezel is crafted from scratch resistant ceramic, while inside the fake watch caliber B20 ticks. This movement originates from Tudor, where it powers, for example, the Black Bay steel. While some might have preferred a manufacture movement made by Breitling themselves, the move does make sense. Breitling has more a focus on chronographs, and since it is not part of a large replica watch-group, must be careful on how to utilize its resources. In return Breitling provides Tudor with their B01 Chronograph movement.

There is also very little to complain when it comes to the B20 automatic movement. It is Chronometer certified, comes with a power reserve of 70 hours and features a full bridge over the balance wheel, making it particularly robust. It is also an attractive movement, although you will have to take this for granted, as the replica watch is fitted with a closed case back.

Available in several dial colors, we found especially the blue and the brown varieties quite stunning. The brown because it is, in fact, a very warm color, and goes surprisingly well with the classic look of the Superocean Heritage II. Blue might be a more traditional choice, but Breitling gave the dial a velvet hue, which matches perfectly with the dial. Regarding strap and bracelets, there are several options available, from textured rubber and water resistant leather to a stainless steel mesh bracelet. Prices start at $4.075,

Vintage Rolex replica watch sells for record $219,000


There were some who predicted that the wristwatch would go the way of typewriters and videotapes. Not so. At Sotheby’s Australia’s May 23 Important Jewels auction a Rolex replica watch sold for $219,600 including buyer’s premium, way above estimates of $80,000 to $120,000. This is claimed as a new record price for any replica watch sold at auction in Australia.

Of course this was no ordinary replica watch. It was a Rolex Daytona, circa 1970, known as a ‘Paul Newman’ by collectors. The late actor wore one most of his life and a new generation of collectors regard these as the ultimate trophy timepiece.

The vendor was from Western Australia. The fake watch had been bought new and handed down through his family. It came with the original box and documents, including service certificates.

Vintage replica watches have become one of the hottest categories around the world and there are signs they are taking off here. The Daytona sold by Sotheby’s Australia went to an international collector bidding online.

Also in May, Mossgreen had more modest success with a gold Rolex President with lapis dial, selling for $27,280, and a vintage Rolex Explorer, circa 1971, selling for $12,400. Mossgreen’s best result was in November 2014 when it sold a Rolex Daytona for $93,000.

Gold standard

These are strong results for the Australian market, but pale into insignificance compared to the 18ct gold Daytona watch which fetched $US3.7 million at Phillips’ annual Geneva Watch Auction held on May 15, 2017. There are only three known examples of the Daytona in gold. The top five results at Geneva were all well above the million dollar mark.

Rolex and Patek Philippe dominate the international scene, to the point that rarites are now beyond the reach of the average collector. But as suggested by Adrian Hailwood, director of replica watches at Fellows Auctioneers in the UK, there are opportunities in the lower tiers.

Writing in the December 2016 edition of English car magazine Motor Sport, Hailwood predicts that vintage TAG Heuer, especially early model Autavias, are also about to take off.

“Watches that might have sold for £3000 10 years ago are now making £30,000, confirming Heuer as the next big thing,” he notes. These Heuers were the actual models worn by Formula One racing drivers in the 1950s to 1970s period. Known as sports chronographs, or tool replica watches, they are similar in size to contemporary replica watches. Vintage time-only fake watches are now seen as too small for modern tastes.

In demand

The Omega Speedmaster (known as the moon replica watch) and Universal Geneve’s Tri-Compax are others in demand. Vintage Tudor and Breitling replica watches are also recommended by Hailwood.

“Clean original examples of these are a great buy,” he says, “even if they have already started to go up in price.”

The sports fake watch concept dates back to 1926 when Rolex introduced its Oyster case, offering protection against water, dust and shock. They were cleverly promoted through real life events. In 1927 Mercedes Gleitze, a secretary from London, swam the English Channel wearing a Rolex Oyster. Aviators and mountaineers wore them, as did adventurer Thor Heyerdahl on his voyage across the Atlantic by papyrus raft.

These days they are more of a status symbol. According to Patti Sedgwick, head of Jewellery at Mossgreen, “men look at each other’s replica watches as an indication of how well they are doing”.

Why are omega replica watches are very costly?

1. Because They Can
Omega is one of the most recognizable and popular luxury fake watch brands. They’re a Swiss watchmaker with a ton of history, with Omega replica watches being seen on the Moon, James Bond’s wrist, Olympic athletes, business leaders, celebrities, etc. Ultimately brands charge whatever price people are willing to pay, and people are willing to pay a bit more for Omega.

2. They Are Very Well Made
I am a co-founder of Martenero Watches, launching later this year. We have closely examined a number of mid to high end watch brands, and Omega’s are typically very well constructed. Fine finishes, sharp lines and edges, elegant bracelets that don’t pinch or pull, domed sapphire crystals, etc. All these details require time and expertise, just like any other work of art or engineering. Doing it right costs more.

3. They’re Made in Switzerland
China is far and away the replica watch capital of the world. They’ve developed an enormous manufacturing industry, and have the scale to produce some really nice stuff far cheaper than you’d find elsewhere. Your iPhone is made there, which helps keep the costs down.

Omega is still made entirely in Switzerland. They no longer produce their own movements, opting for modified ETA movements instead, but keeping it Swiss adds a lot in terms of labor, taxes, and other costs.

4. They Advertise
Industry figures are a little nebulous, but Omega does events, sponsorships, movie product placements, celebrity endorsements, and tons of traditional advertising. Advertising is a good thing to do, the cost of which is usually passed on to the consumer.

5. Compared to Other Brands, They’re Actually Quite Reasonable.
You can find an Omega Seamaster or Aqua Terra for under 2k, and both are beautiful replica watches. The Speedmaster Moonwatch will set you back $3500. In fact much of the line is well under $5,000. Your entry level Rolex or Breitling will set you back around 6 or $7,000, and only go up from there.