5 Iconic Omega Replica Watches

From the “Fratello Friday” archives, we present this post focusing on five iconic Omega Replica Watches. Of course, many models from this brand could be considered iconic, but for the purposes of this list, I narrowed it down to five Omega watches that I consider most important to the brand or to the world of watches in general.
1. Omega Speedmaster Professional
I can’t think of an Omega watch that better fits the definition of an icon than the so-called “Moonwatch.” There are so many variations of it that we cover it weekly on Fratellowatches.com with our “Speedy Tuesday” posts. In the end, it doesn’t really matter which Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional you own, have on your wish list or are about to purchase: they are all great, classical timepieces, starting with the very first one in 1957 to the modern models; a piece of history on the wrist, so to speak. If you want to learn more about this model and its variations, I urge you to pay Fratellowatches.com a visit.

Replica Watches
Replica Watches

2. Omega Constellation Grand Luxe
Once the flagship of the Omega brand, the Omega Constellation is a much-praised and beloved watch among collectors of vintage Omega Replica Watches. Even though the Constellation was already considered to be a luxury timepiece, the Grand Luxe editions were considered to be the most high-end model in the collection. The brick-like designed bracelet of the Constellation Grand Luxe inspired the bracelets later used on the De Ville Co-Axial models. These models were available in gold and platinum. In the 1970s, the Constellation models started to “drift” a bit in the area of design, and the Cheap Omega Replica collection was re-designed and reintroduced in 1982 as the Constellation “Manhattan,” with the famous “claws” that pressed on the sapphire crystal. Aesthetically, these models have little in common with those very first 1950s and 1960s Constellation watches.

Omega Replica
Omega Replica

3. Omega Seamaster Ploprof
The Seamaster Plongeur Professional, better known by the abbreviation “PloProf,” was developed by Omega Replica in the late 1960s in close cooperation with the COMEX company and the famous ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau. Designed and developed solely for professional use, this watch was introduced on the market in 1971. Water-resistant to 600 meters and with a monobloc case construction, this watch was huge. It featured a large, red button that was used as a safety lock for the bezel. The crown system was also an interesting part of the watch, using a crown-locking nut. In 2009, Omega Replica Watches introduced a re-edition of this famous model with a water resistance of 1,200 meters and featuring its in-house-developed Caliber 8500 movement. Like the very first Seamaster PloProf in 1971, this isn’t a watch that sells as well as other Omega watches do, but this has mainly to do with its unconventional dimensions.

Omega Replica Watches
Omega Replica Watches

4. Omega Marine
This is the first Omega watch designed for divers, debuting in 1932. A clever, rectangular case construction made it possible to use this watch under water during diving and swimming activities. The crown was located at 12 o’clock and was hidden in the case, as you can see in the picture. A little flip lock made sure the case pieces were tightly pressed towards each other. There have been some variations on the Marine model. In the 1970s, Cheap Omega Replica used the “Marine” name for a marine chronometer timepiece with a so-called MegaQuartz movement. Besides the rectangular case and “Marine” name, these two models have little in common, however.

Cheap Omega Replica
Cheap Omega Replica

5. Omega Seamaster Professional 300M
The most modern watch on this list, this one was introduced in 1993. How is this watch an icon? As I see it, this is the watch that put Omega on the horological map again for a younger audience after Omega made it the choice of James Bond, starting in the 1995 film, Goldeneye.This 1993 Seamaster Professional 300M was the watch that inspired men to walk into Omega boutiques and ask for “the James Bond watch.” Also, except for the now slightly outdated bracelet design, it is a watch that probably will become an Omega classic. With its helium-release valve at 10 o’clock, screw-down crown, blue wave-patterned dial and blue bezel, it is a very recognizable Omega for many. This model still comes in various sizes, variations and with various complications. Recently, Omega started releasing limited editions of this model to coincide with the corresponding James Bond movies it was used in.

Omega Replica
Omega Replica

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo XVII Replica Watches

Omega supplied the watch for the first moon landing; it also provided the watch used in the most recent one, which took place in 1972. That was the year in which astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of the Apollo XVII, became the last human being to set foot on the lunar surface, bringing a successful end to NASA’s Apollo program. This year, for its 40th anniversary, Omega Replica Watches pays tribute to that historic moonwalk, as it did the 35th anniversary of the Apollo Soyuz mission in 2010, with the release of a special watch, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo XVII Anniversary Limited Edition.

Omega Replica Watches
Omega Replica Watches

The watch features a 925 silver, hand-patina dial embossed with the Apollo XVII patch, an illustration executed to represent Man, the Future, the Recollection of Apollo, and the Omega Replica American flag. Both the dial and its blackened hands are protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The 42-mm case is in stainless steel, with both polished and brushed finishes, and has a black tachymeter scale on the bezel. The Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches case is water-resistant to 50 meters (167 feet) and is attached to a stainless steel bracelet.
The movement is the Omega 1861 manual-winding chronograph caliber, the same movement used in the very first Omega Replica Watches Speedmaster to be called “Moonwatch.”

Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches
Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches

The screw-down caseback of this limited edition features the brand’s familiar seahorse emblem and is also engraved with Cheap Omega Replica “THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON,” a reference to Cernan’s place in space exploration history; “DECEMBER 14, 1972,” the date of the milestone; “APOLLO XVII,” “40TH ANNIVERSARY,” and “LIMITED EDITION” followed by the series number of the watch, from “0001” to “1,972.”

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Constellation Replica Watches

With the new year comes new watches, and with plenty of series celebrating anniversaries this year, only months and days now separate the market from some potentially very interesting updates. Among the models celebrating anniversaries is the Omega Constellation Replica Watches, which turns 65 years old in 2017. This will also be the 35th year of production for the Constellation’s “Manhattan” model. The Constellation series is highly valued group by Omega fans, both in its vintage and modern versions, so this year could mark a significant development of the lineage in a more historically-oriented way — much as the release of the Globemaster did in 2015.

Replica Watches
Replica Watches

As mentioned, the Constellation series was founded in 1952 and featured “pie-pan” dials. These pieces came in steel, yellow gold, and occasionally even platinum; often featured geometric hour markers and dauphine hands; and were held in high esteem for their superior timekeeping. These are the models that have gone on to inspire today’s Globemaster production line, but are designs that have more or less been under the radar since the late 1960s.

Cheap Replica Watches
Cheap Replica Watches

Today’s models are more commonly based upon the “Manhattan” design family released in 1982. These watches, while sharing the Constellation name and the signature observatory emblem on the caseback, were different than the pie-pan models of the past. They were first developed using quartz movements, were relatively thin, had integrated bracelets and very different dial configurations, and, most notably, included four claws on the bezel to secure the crystal to the Replica Watches rest of the case. They were very much a product of the 1980s, but have nevertheless retained a strong place in the brand’s lineup in the decades since, with both men’s and ladies’ versions available.

Omega Replica
Omega Replica

The contemporary series offered by Omega includes day-date models, mechanical and quartz movements, integrated leather straps as well as metal bracelets, and an array of material options from steel, to the three golds, to combinations of each. Focusing primarily on the date-only, all metal, and non-jeweled models, we find that the Omega Replica has a host of features both similar to, and contrasting with, historical references within the series. It uses the integrated-clasping bracelet common to the series and the distinctly shaped case available in 38-mm and 35-mm diameters, with either a sapphire or solid caseback; and features the four-clawed bezel engraved with Omega Replica Watches Roman numerals for each hour except the 3 and 6 o’clock marks.

Omega Replica Watches
Omega Replica Watches

On the dial, which is available in a range of color and material options, is an outer luminescent minute ring, applied tick hour marks, and a date indicator at the 3 o’clock position. The Cheap Omega Replica uses dauphine hands for the hour and minute, and a simple pointer for the seconds counter, all of which sweep over the trademark star towards the bottom of the dial. The mechanical models are available with the automatic Omega Caliber 8500, which has a 60-hour power reserve, while the quartz models use the Omega Calibre 1532, which has a battery life of around 25 months.

Cheap Omega Replica
Cheap Omega Replica

Noticeably, the modern watch uses engraved Roman numerals on the raised bezel instead of the simple, flat, printed markers on the vintage editions. Also, the bezel and its claws today serve a less functional and more decorative role than in the past: the original’s flat sapphire crystal that needed to be secured to the case has been superseded by a modern, more stable, domed crystal. On the dial, the use of dauphine hands and tick hour markers are more reminiscent of the pre-Manhattan variants of the series than of the stick hands and Roman numerals seen in the 1980s. Finally, the finishing techniques on the modern version are much more refined than in the past; note the sharper edges on the case, the brushed look compared to the original’s polishing, and the overall higher quality of the Omega Replica as evident in its increased thickness and sturdiness throughout.

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Of course, there are also many shared attributes between the historical and contemporary models. The modern watch still has the integrated bracelet and case, it still combines various metals, its bezel still has the signature claws, and its dial continues to display a date indicator and the name “Constellation” in a cursive script. The differences lie mostly in the overall styling, placement of features, and finishing. The watch still retains its overall shape, but it’s thicker, with a less flimsy bracelet; it still uses Roman numerals, but now they are engraved on the bezel rather than applied to the dial. The Omega Replica Watches maintains its distinctiveness, but now at modern, luxurious Omega standards.