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A few years ago, the biggest plane ever made in France took off. It was in New York that Saint-Exupery would write the notable children’s book. IWC Replica is tipping its proverbial hat to the transatlantic voyage that laid a solid foundation of Saint-Exupery’s success as not only a pilot, but also an author, with the release of the 80Y Timezoner Chronograph Edition.
The flight took 28 hours and 27 minutes, and crossed many time zones along the way. Eventually, the replica watch making great contributions to the Saint-Exupery is built on a Timezoner platform. It makes use of the automatic in-house Caliber 89760, with a 68-hour power reserve. The bezel is fashioned from ceramic in a shade of brown that matches the dial too. In the six o’clock register you’ll see the “A” from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s signature together another nod to his voyage: New York and Paris appear in red on the bezel. The fake watch’s size stands up to the larger-than-life legacy of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, with a 46mm wide and 16.8mm tall steel case.
There is a stylized Latecoère 521 in motion on the case-back. The piece is limited to 80 examples, and like the rest of The Little Prince watches that IWC has produced for many years, a portion of the proceeds of the replica watch will be channeled to the Antoine de Saint Exupery Youth Foundation.
In a communication with Christian Knoop, IWC’s creative director, I asked what the process looks like to take the features of something like a flying boat, specifically the Latecoère 521, and translate it into something as small as a watch. The industry has its old tricks, like using a piece of a plane in the construction of the watch, or lifting the typeface from a cockpit and using it on the dial. But how does a manufacturer avoid trite design decisions and take something so grand and distill it down to a visual language on a watch? Turns out I was thinking about it too literally.
He has a point. This fake watch has an interesting and impressive feature. The wearer can cross time zones by pressing the box and rotating. Every time you click on a city, the hour hand jumps. The date will turn over when the date line is crossed, as well. The bezel is coupled to the movement, and yet the watch still maintains a respectable water resistance of 6 bar. Advanced technology comes in waterproof boxes. Sounds like an airship, doesn’t it?

One of most amazing replica watches is the arrival of the fake Tudor’s first GMT watch. The Rolex subsidiary’s introduction into the world of the dual time zone pays a very respectful homage to the model that started it all by adding to the already comprehensive Black Bay series,.
Through some engineering skullduggery, the GMT managed to keep the same 41mm dimensions as the majority of the Black Bay range, even with the additional complication. That brings it in as a little bigger, and a couple of mils thicker, than the GMT-Master II—not at all a bad thing, but something you will pay attention on the wrist. You can possibly consider this the “Fat Lady” of Tudor. In keeping with most of replica Tudor’s output, and only adding to the real retro vibe, the case does without guards for its oversize crown.
With its matte finish and gilt printing, the dial is a nice period detail, and the hands retain Tudor’s well-established snowflake motif. The theme also carries over on to the extra long, red GMT hand, overlapping the dial’s chapter ring.
Obviously, a Pepsi color scheme, although you won’t find the word in any of the official literature, the rotating two-tone surround hasn’t tried to compete with the glistening Cerachrom of the Rolex, but has instead kept to a more subdued, toned-down aesthetic. Nowadays, one of the major differences between Tudor and Rolex, and the biggest reason for their fairly significant price gulfs was the use of in-house movements.
Making it a true ‘travel time’ fake watch, the two hour hands can be set independently, using the module taken from Rolex’s own Cal. 3185, the previous generation movement from the GMT-Master II. It also manages to pack in a hacking feature and a date function, which is set via the ‘jumping’ 12-hour hand. It is an important step up for the brand, even utilizing a silicon balance spring—it is not, however, one of Rolex’s patented Syloxi components.
The Tudor Black Bay GMT is available on a choice of three bracelets. There is ‘Terra di Siena’ brown leather strap with a folding clasp, a black fabric strap with a burgundy stripe, and a polished and satin, three-link, riveted steel bracelet. What they have come up with is a perfect tribute to some of the most grail-like references from the past, updated with cutting-edge technology—and it is a blend that is sure to attract a wide and appreciative audience.
By adopting their own in-house calibers, the gap between Tudor and Rolex is getting narrower, in everything but price. While it may use solid 316L steel rather than the typical Rolex’s 904L, this robust travel companion represents superb value for money, with a quiet, restrained look that suits any occasion.

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Ttourbillon and lunar phase indicators do look good, the dual-time zone feature will always be one of the most useful watch complications in the real world. This ability to know time in two places at once is invaluable to the busy traveler, and can be wrapped in a fashionable and versatile package in the right hands.
First released in 2012, it is the brand’s latest all-original product. Aesthetics certainly diverged when it first appeared, but they seem to be maturing over time, and even those who still can’t accept this unusual look tend to appreciate design efficiency. There’s a lot of information on display – in addition to its dual time zone display, Sky-Dweller are also Rolex’s first-ever annual calendar.
It is an off-center GMT disc with a lower hour markers removed, the most common reason for hesitation about the appearance of the Sky-Dweller and the problem that Rolex seems to be trying to solve with the latest generation of replica watches. While the old dials contrast with the rest of the dial, the latest dials and dials are the same color as the surface, blending together as a less distracting element. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being able to tell an Sky-Dweller from a Datejust at a second glance.

There’s a reason to call it the Breitling Navitimer, which was first launched in 1952 when Chronomat was a success and became the world’s first smart watch. Before the concept of wearable technology was just a futuristic flight straight out of a Dick Tracy comic book, the Navitimer made life easier for actual fliers.
The chronograph, with its iconic circular slide rule, can be used by pilots to determine a range of different aviation-based calculations, including key information such as fuel consumption, time and distance calculations. It was because of this utility that Navitimer were officially adopted by AOPA. Although its party parts have long been replaced by the unfathomable computing power of the ordinary flight deck, it is still one of the top choices for professionals and those who love everything in the air.
The Navitimer 1 B04 GMT 48, launched in 2014, is one of a handful of luxury replica watches released over the same period, including a range of 46mm non- GMT dials. As the name suggests, this dual-time zone watch weighs 48mm, continuing Breitling’s tradition of making giant watches that can be read at a glance in the cramped confines of the cockpit.
Dimensions make the dial at least relatively legible, spreading out elements as much as possible, although it will never be the minimalist. After inserting a three-coordinate layout of slide rules, tachometers, date, and chronograph sub-dials, adding GMT scales to the inner circumference had little effect on readability. It follows Navitimer’s iconic and unique look, an aesthetic instantly recognizable as coming from Breitling, a universal cult. On the inside, the internal caliber B04 is basically a branch of the brand’s first in-house movement, B01, with the GMT module bolted on. It operates at 4Hz, retains 70 hours of standby time and, most importantly, is visible through the sapphire case.

When it comes to vintage watches, a truly historic watchmaker I have to mention is Breguet, the jewel of Swatch Group’s prestige brands, which has combined the traditional craftsmanship and modern watchmaking techniques perfectly. Few brands can contain two elements including traditional and modern at the same time. Here what I talk about is the reference 5140BA-29-9W6 Breguet Classique 5140 in 18k yellow gold with a white enamel dial, which is a lovely dress-style wrist watch with a very traditional appearance at least.  watches for men
Personally, many of Breguet’s more simple timepieces can be the most satisfying daily wear watch. With its clean time-only dial and in-house made automatic movement, the Classique 5140 family surely belongs to that category.
Except its inherent legibility and elegant looks, what I love most about this best replica watch is that it truly feels like an antique made today. With 40mm wide case and in 18k yellow gold, this Classique 5140 has an authentic oven-baked enamel dial and flame-blued steel hands as well. The techniques used to produce these parts can date back to hundreds of years and very similar processes are used to produce them today. Many times I suppose the modern “retro-inspired” watches may emulate traditional designs, but from a construction and materials standpoint they are still very much like modern watches. However the Classique 5140 benefits from having an “antique feel” even if it is a new timepiece. This is related to the careful finishing of the gold case, as well as the organic feel of the dial and hands, which have their tiny imperfections, feel more alive and rich personality than something “perfect” that comes out of a big machine.
While not all Breguet Classique 5140 timepieces feature enamel dials, other models in the collection have in-house guilloche machined dials which have a different, albeit equally captivating appearance. Enamel dial has the most legibility as well as a graceful looks which is very difficult to reproduce in lacquer or other manufacturing techniques. Enamel dials begin as baked white-color dials that are printed or painted with enamel paint, and then baked again. Actually it is a form of ceramic, the baking process make the colors on enamel dial permanent. Therefore, it’s the durability and permanence of the colors and printing on enamel dials that made them begin to extremely popular. A neat little “hidden” feature in Breguet’s enamel dials is their “secret signature. ” It’s basically a secondary Breguet logo on the dial between the main logo and where the hands intersect. In fact, this is a vestige of original Breguet timepieces when things like secret text on dials were done in order to prevent unauthorized copying. It’s just a good story added to a historic-style wrist watch today.
In this case the enamel dial has two levels, while the subsidiary seconds dial is both recessed and slightly asymmetric, which is interesting and adds fake watch a bit more personality. It also helps prevent having to cut off the 6 o’ clock hour marker while having that size of subsidiary dial. Even if I’m really curious what the dial would like look with little markers in there, it won’t bother me that the subsidiary seconds dial has no markers in it.
The hour markers themselves are in traditional “Breguet” Arabic numerals matched with pomme-style “Breguet” hands. Detailing on the hands is cute, and it always look eye-pleasing when the blued color derived from the baking process against the white enamel face. It’s basically that traditional pocket watches are most inspiration for the dial, therefore, element like the Breguet logo are scaled down as if the dial were originally designed to be in a larger size (such as on a pocket watch). Some models have increased the size of dial elements (numerals and logo) to match the proportion of a wrist watch better. What should I say it that there’s no any issues of the the Classique 5140 dial.
Although it’s may not the largest size, 40mm wide is a larger-sized dress watch for Breguet. This is what the size I personally prefer to. The case is comfortable and the angled lugs don’t appear too long which are even fit small to medium-sized wrists. Typical coined-edge decor is on the side of the case, and the caseback is modeled to design based on some pocket replica watches. In a word, its soul apparently still thinks it is part pocket watch though the Classique 5140 wears very well as a wrist watch. In addition to, a brown-toned alligator leather strap with matching yellow gold buckle which is attached to the case. If you are a watch enthusiast like me you won’t miss it, right?

It was in 1968 (more than 50 years ago) that Omega stopped production of its Calibre 321 chronograph movement, which had been using since the 1940s. Since it was the very first movement with iconic and highly collectable of Speedmaster (which debuted in 1957), Omega watches featured with this iconic and discontinued movement (replaced by the Calibre 861) later increased its value and desirability highly. What’s more, the Omega Caliber 321 is back now more than half a century later, there is no more exciting things than the return of one of the most legendary movements for collectors.
Except the Speedmaster, the Omega Caliber 321 (which was based on the Lemania CH27) was also used in early Seamaster chronographs, as well as a range of other watches for many years (often under different names), and variations can be found inside celebrated timepieces by Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin. Because of its prevalence and important position within the history of wrist-mounted chronographs, the Caliber 321 has been choose as a true icon of mechanical watchmaking by collectors formally.
We all know the most well-known Speedmaster of all time, fitted with an Omega Caliber 321 the first watch worn on the Moon, which makes the movement famous mostly. On the smallish side, but with both guts and grace, the manually-wound movement has 17 jewels, a frequency of 2.5 Hz (18,000 vph), a power reserve of 44 hours, and features a 12-hour chronograph with running seconds.
Due to it has been endlessly praised on watch forums for many years, resulting in prices of Caliber 321-equipped pieces soared, now Omega has decided to start manufacturing this legendary movement again. Surely, not every fake rolex watch collector geeks out on movements. However, even those who do not can still understand the important position of the replica Omega Caliber 321 to the greater world of mechanical watchmaking.
Omega had to reverse engineer the Caliber 321, which features a monobloc column wheel that is regarded to be more reliable and aesthetically appealing than cam-actuated alternatives, and wonderful technical expertise to be required perfectly. Omega says it took a team of expert watchmakers, researchers, developers, and historians toiling in ‘total secrecy’ under the codename ‘Alaska 11’ to re-create the Calibre 321 more than two years. They used ‘tomography’ technology, a digital scanning method, on one of the more celebrated Caliber 321-equipped watches from the Omega Museum – the Speedmaster ST 105.003 that astronaut Eugene ‘Gene’ Cernan wore on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
Omega President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann said, it’s amazing that so many people are enthusiastic about the Calibre 321, we produced the last piece in 1968 and fans have never stopped talking about it. That shows how precious it is. We’re very proud to finally satisfy their requires and have tried our best to make the movement back perfectly.’ The new movements will now be added to the production lineup in the form of a dedicated Calibre 321 workshop at Omega HQ in Bienne, Switzerland. As one of honest fans, we are really excited that the new movements is back and we are expecting more handsome and wonderful edition of Omega replica watches!

There’s really, in fact, no reason to be discussing about this fake watch now. It’s not a new model, and it’s surely not easy to gain. But it’s also a rose gold Nautilus.
There was so much fuss about the replica Patek Philippe’s new watches this year, with the eyebrow-raising Calatrava Pilot and their much more on-brand split-seconds chronograph. If Patek made music rather than luxury replica watches, the Pilot and the split-seconds would be their newest album’s lead singles. At the very first beginning, they’re the only songs getting played. After a little bit of time and reflection though, we have some impressive news, our favorite track is actually one that appeared further down on the listing. Actually, it’s a mastered version of one of their greatest hits – the amazing fake Nautilus.
The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1R-001 is technically and structurally identical to the classic 5711 ‘Jumbo’ that was launched in 2006; itself a direct predecessor to the original Nautilus introduced in 1976 – the 3700. It’s the Nautilus at its most pure – pared back to time, date and that iconic Gerald Genta design. It’s the ultimate luxury sports watch. This is the first time the 5711 has been provided in rose gold.
The fact that the Replica Patek Philippe have swapped the customary blue horizontally striped dial for a chocolate brown graduated one completes the package. The dial is finished off with 18k rose gold hands, indices and date window frame.
The rose gold Nautilus is surprisingly understated on the wrist. I know, it’s a solid gold Patek, hardly the subtlest watch available, but it’s true. Compared to a similar solid gold watch, say from Audemars Piguet or Rolex, the Patek is really low-key luxury. This is down to the greatly brushed finishes, but the fact that the Nautilus is still a relatively thin watch certainly helps. It’s just so nice to wear.
That this latest update of the 5711 is so amazing is testament to the power of the Nautilus. All Patek had to do was change the case metal and add a complementary dial colour and they made what turns out to be their best replica watch of the year. However, we really should calm down; the Nautilus turns 40 next year, and since its controversial release, it has evolved into one of the most instantly recognizable symbols of elegance, luxury and success.

Replica Panerai

Obviously, oversized replica watches have become the fashion trend for the last decade or two. Even for our Rolex, the most stubborn traditionalists, being forced to announce the new and updated styles that beyond their time-honored 40mm dimensions far away.
Bigger has always equaled better in the world of Panerai, for example, the Luminor Submersible is their wonderfully robust diver, being already available in 44mm and 47mm versions.
There is no doubt that it is one of the most famous watch series worldwide,with its iconic bridge-style crown guard, and easily among the coolest, Paneristi have often found themselves sidelined by the oversized proportions.
For those blessed with the forearms just like Sylvester Stallone, the patron saint of Panerai, a 44mm or 47mm slab of steel on the wrist looks quite comfortable while for those of us with a more modest musculature, it was just a little, or far too much. cheap replica watch
At last year’s SIHH event, Panerai unveiled the answer to every non-Rambo’s dream when they announced a freshly scaled down 42mm edition of their Sub. While it may not sound like a lot, losing two millimeters off the midsize or a full half centimeter off the largest version makes a big difference to the whole look of the model.
Available in steel (expensive) or rose gold (crippling), it brings the audience a whole new and appreciative appearance. While it may not be the first 42mm piece Panerai have made, it is the first Submersible in that size and therefore, the first one you could wear under a shirt sleeve realistically.
Followed the pattern of many other manufacturers including Breitling and Omega among last year, Panerai finally has offered smaller versions of established marques.
Except the more all-inclusive size, nothing much else has changed. The dial is still as legible as they get, with large round indexes and batons at the 12 and 6. They are filled with a large of lume, as are the tips of the two skeletonized main hands. On the steel version, the sub dial at nine o’clock is given a little pop of color with a bright blue sweep seconds hand replica watches, lacking of magnifying lens over the date window at three o’clock which is a small difference from the 42mm model.
Compared with other siblings, it is obviously thinner at just 14.5mm, and is equipped with the Panerai manufacture P.9010, which itself is slimmer than the previous P.9000 caliber by nearly two millimeters. The automatic movement has a 4Hz frequency and features a new balance bridge which is secured at both ends, along with a twin barrel to make sure three days power reserve.
The steel PAM 682 Acciaio has a brushed, satin finish to its case, bezel and clasp which is echoed across on to the hands. It provides an excellent contrast in any lighting conditions, specially against the matte dial, and the water resistant reaches to 300m.
The rose gold, or Oro Rosso PAM 684, is only rated down to 100m which would fit you to dive at the first time, is equally readable and has the added gorgeous of a ceramic bezel. The surround on both models is perfectly weighted and sounds great on its 60 click rotation as what you expect.  pane-077437_04
Another element which remains the same is all-important Panerai bracelets can be changed easily. Both versions come supplied with a 22mm black Caoutchouc rubber strap, bellowed for diving and with a channel down the middle on the underside to help keep the air flowing in hot weather. But the Paneristi love nothing more than varying their look by fitting different straps, and the new Subs keep the feature from their larger stable mates which is quick changed straps. Pressing a tiny button under the lugs on each side, and using a pusher tool to nudge the bar out through the drilled lug holes, making bracelets can be swapped out highly quick and easy, without the risk of scratching the case.
The 42mm Luminor Submersibles are niche versions of an already quite niche replica watch from Panerai. Though they are not enough big and rugged for traditionalists, however they offer a far more available option to someone who are eager to own a timepiece of Panerai collection but have small wrist. Thus there was potential market of the new modes in some point.
The truth is, both models remain reassuringly expensive. The steel PAM 682 retails at a Rolex Submariner-bating $8,700 while the red gold counterpart comes in $26,700 surprisingly. For those who can afford them it’s not a difficult choice while picking their favor timepieces.

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In the past a few years, Hublot has released a limited edition of their hand-wound Meca-10 line which has been made with input from Fairey. And it came to the market in conjunction with their statement of artist Shepard Fairey as a new brand ambassador. The latest in Hublot’s series of art-themed replica watches, who founded OBEY clothing, seems a natural fit for the brand’s focus on avant-garde, disruptive and controversial artists.   replica watches
Outside of perhaps the skeletonized dial, which is absolutely not unique to this Hublot design, these Shepard Fairey editions are featured by the rather detailed application of a tribal floral pattern in the Texalium upper element of the watch’s 45mm case. Texalium, for those who don’t cancel the Big Bang Unico Italia Independent, is specialized aluminum-coated carbon fiber and it allows for the application of a wide variety of colors and the formation of completely customized imagery within the material. This is basically ideal for a watch that is encouraged by the work of a visual artist and the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey can be had in either blue or grey with additional red accents.
With a restriction of 100 pieces in two different colors, the replica Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey LE is a predictably bold and colorful expression of Hublot’s recognizable shape, with a patterned Texalium and carbon fiber case, a funky power reserve indicator, and Fairey’s own Star Gear logo on the dial.
However, this Hublot has the brand’s “one click” strap changing system, which allows for simple and tool-less strap changes. As provided here, both versions come on a rubber and calf leather strap with an embossed design from the artist himself. Both versions have Fairey’s star logo on the dial at three and are powered by the fake Hublot’s hand-wound HUB 1201 movement. With a 10 day power reserve, this movement has time, sub seconds, and a distinctive cog wheel power reserve display at six o’clock that uses a framed red aperture to show the remaining reserve.
Whatever, I can understand the appeal for 200 well-heeled Fairey devotees and collectors while not a model that fits my tastes,. Not unlike past examples from Hublot’s “Hublot Loves Art” series, these fake models act as an extension of the appeal of the artist themselves, introducing a highly niche Hublot to an engaged audience that can be expected to understand both the artist’s greater appeal and the nature of collecting within that specific space.

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In order to get new inspiration for a watch collection, Bell & Ross designers have turned to the skies for the latest challenge after designing both a race car and a motorcycle in concept, but this time the goal is to design an aircraft capable of actually competing in the Reno Air Races in record-breaking style. To be honest, it’s still an extremely cool one, now the new style Bell & Ross BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph has appeared, of course its sibling three-hand BR V1-92 Racing Bird is well known.  
One of the most thing i like about Bell & Ross is that the brand seems to make no effort to hide behind the fact that its designers, not its heritage or its strongest asset with some famous ambassador or military group. And when the designers design, and the watchmakers make watches, they are just do what they are good at, fake watch fans win. The Racing Bird is a wonderful example of this. In fact, there is no different with the V2-94 Bellytanker or the V2-94 Garde-Côtes models from previous years in mechanical design, but that’s fine. What we’re essentially looking at here, is a palette swap, albeit an extremely effective one inspired by an actual working propeller-powered aircraft that Bell & Ross designed.
As suggested, the V2-94 Racing Bird is regarded as a successful ‘vintage’ line of Bell & Ross’ for some sense. However, there’s little about Bell & Ross that could even be considered ‘vintage’ strictly since the brand is still a child of the nineties. But that hasn’t stopped its designers getting inspiration from classic sports replica watches for this collection, with hallmarks like conservative 41mm case dimensions, domed sapphire glass lenses, screw-down crown & pushers, and 100m of water resistance. Despite sharing all those characteristics, as well as the same case and movement with both the Bellytanker and Garde Côtes, the Racing Bird is the first style in the series that feels like a truly new watch, really cool!
I much prefer the Racing Bird chronograph rather than its three-handed counterpart, whose dial feels more than a bit empty and lacking in the character found all over the chronograph variant. Here, the V2-94 feels sporty and fresh, with its milky white dial designed to evoke the fiberglass shell of the plane, contrasted by quick strokes of orange, and a deep blue anodized tachymeter scale and blue dial accents, just like on the Racing Bird’s hull and tail.
Different with the single-seat Racing Bird aircraft which is powered by a V12 Rolls Royce Falcon engine, the V2-94 uses the humble BR-Cal. 301, which is essentially a modified Sellita SW300-1, including an automatic chronograph movement with a 30-minute counter at 9:00, a center-mounted chronograph seconds hand which nicely accented by an orange Racing Bird silhouette counterweight, and a running seconds counter at 3:00. What’s more, the watch’s most divisive feature, an altimeter-inspired date aperture camouflaged just inside the 3:00 register. It’s actually a pretty clever integration, which is easy to get missed at first glance as the numbers look like that they could be part of the counter itself. But then you might notice they’re not concentric with the rest of the register’s circular shape, at which point, if this bothers you, you’re likely to un-see it as long as the Racing Bird is on your wrist. replica watches sale IMG_4380
As for modern chronographs, comfort is rare for the game, but Bell & Ross has done a wonderful job keeping the proportions of the V2-94 extremely wearable in both height and overall length. Factly, it doesn’t feel too far off in size and wrist presence from the Omega Speedmaster replica watch which is one of the most markedly wearable and iconic chronographs of our time.
Whether or not the color of the Racing Bird is to your taste, it does indeed feel fast and fresh like summer, for those who are looking for something a little more classical, the standard V2-94 models maybe your good choose. Please don’t miss it.

Parts of the Omega’s hot-sellers, including the awesome Dark Side of the Moon series were, according to many of the brand’s devoted followers, just too thick and too wide for their own good, forcing some to leave their wallets in their pockets and their otherwise much desired fake watches at the stores. Now, with this replica Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8, we see those rare occasions when a brand listened and brought us a hot new release that answered their cries – even though this meant going against previous self-imposed rules or breaking through hitherto sacred glass ceilings in creativity.  omega watches
I have to say that the Omega turned against some hardcore rules with the Apollo 8 and I think understanding these is more important than knowing the Apollo 8 story inside out. Firstly, as we will see, the movement choice plays an important role in rendering this Apollo 8 as special as it is – and Omega’s option of movement in itself is noteworthy for two reasons. To begin with, it is very rare that we see a big brand place a “lesser” movement into one of its higher-positioned collections; and yet, that is what happened here.
Apart from the issue of movements, the  Omega replica has also shown off its capabilities of – finally! – getting genuinely creative with the original Moonwatch look and produced something that, now that it’s here, makes me want to ask “why didn’t this happen sooner?” Moreover, I think we’ll agree it is exceedingly rare that we see major brands take this much liberty with a core product. To spice things up, the  Omega replica not only took things all the way, but have not chickened out of making the Speedmaster Apollo 8 a non-limited edition.
Cutting to the chase here, the reduction in thickness is as noticeable as it is awesome. That is very amazing and very impressive. The previous versions were somewhat a burger, something they made up for with their bad ass space-age, black/grey/white ceramic Speedmaster vibe.
Don’t make things wrong, at 44.25mm wide, the non-limited edition Apollo 8 is as wide as its previous, modern styled, Moon-themed ceramic counterparts from Omega, but it looks and wears considerably smaller owing to a noticeable reduction in its thickness. This is made possible by Omega setting its fancy and complicated co-axial movements aside – all of which come equipped with automatic winding – and replacing it with a customized version of the hand-wound caliber 1861 found in its classic Moonwatch and renamed to 1869 for this “Moonified” variant.
Losing the thick automatic winding construction meant that the case of the replica Omega Speedmaster could be 2.5mm thinner than those of previous replica watches, therefore now coming in at “just” 13.8mm thick. Correct, that’s still substantial but, as you can find some shots further above, this means that the fake watch can now at last lay flat on its lugs, as any dignified, non-obese watch case on a leather strap should be possible.