Talking about Omega replica watches is always a delight to me because of how unique they manage to make their premium watches. You’ll always find something or a couple of things that seem to only exist in one particular watch. Today, I’ll be doing an Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica video review. Going by the name alone, you just know it is a watch to be reckoned with.
I’m sure many of you want to know what the deal is with the watch’s name. The HB-SIA refers to a plane which was designed to be powered solely by solar. It was a project that was partly sponsored by Omega. The watch is some way of promoting the plane. This alone is an added perk because it makes for great conversation whenever you’re asked about your watch.
The dial of this replica Omega Speedmaster is black with a checkered tile pattern. The hour indicators are unusual. The actual hour indicators are green rectangular slits and in between them, there are odd numbered markers which are in a 24-hour format. There are three sub-dials of relatively equal sizes, a small seconds sub-dial, a 60-minute recorder and a 24-hour recorder.
The watch has a bezel with a tachymeter. There is a crown that is flanked on both sides by two round push buttons. I love how the crown is positioned without sticking out too much and also without compromising on the excellent grip. They are all highly polished stainless steel.
The fake Omega Speedmaster has the traditional hour, minute and second hands. It has GMT inscribed on it and the tip is designed like a plane, an obvious tribute to the HB-SIA. All these hands and the hour markers glow in the dark after being exposed to light. The date window is pretty run of the mill and is located snugly between the 4 and 5-hour marks.
This watch absolutely fits in the category of the best casual watches for men. It has everything the average guy would want and more. Asides from the case of the watch, everything else is stainless steel. The bracelet is 190mm long and 19mm wide. It ends in a deployment clasp which has been engraved with the Omega logo. I have to recommend this Omega Speedmaster replica as one of the better-made ones I’ve seen.
I have only one issue with this fake Omega Speedmaster. Everything is executed with functionality in mind more than anything else. Therefore, there is a distinct lack of outstanding style to the watch.
The 03.05-M is an in-house movement that is produced and assembled by Chopard in Fleurier, Switzerland, and can be seen via a display case back that proudly proclaims their role as Official Timing Partner for Porsche Motorsport. This is a big year for the team as Porsche looks to repeat last year’s outstanding performance which saw their 919 cars take 1st and 2nd place at one of the most challenging races in all of motorsports.
Much more limited than the original 919 Superfast, this new model is dubbed the “Black Edition” and pays tribute to Chopard’s ongoing relationship with Porsche Motorsport’s World Endurance Championship team and their 919 Hybrid race car. Having had hands-on time with the original Superfast 919, I love the direction of this new, more racy, model. With the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans taking place this weekend at Circuit De La Sarthe in Le Mans, France, Chopard has selected an ideal time and place to launch the new Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition. Continuing their close connection with motorsports, Chopard has announced a second iteration of their Superfast Chronograph Porsche 919.
Like the Superfast 919 from 2014, the new Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition is a 45mm-wide sporty fly-back chronograph, but where the original 919 chrono was steel, the Black Edition is titanium that has been treated to a bead-blasted DLC black finish. Currently, if you are searching for a great best fake watches to add to your collection, or just hunting for a high-end timepiece, then my table below can help you out. Indeed, Chopard may be best known for their dressy replica watches and haute-horology L.U.C line, but they are far from new to designing capable luxury sport watches. With a bold and luminous time display, black dial, and a mix of red accents, the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition certainly looks at home within the world of professional motorsports.
Using Chopard’s COSC-certified 03.05-M automatic chronograph movement, the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition sports a 12-hour chronograph with flyback, 60 hours of power reserve, and a rate of 4Hz.
Both of the pushers and the crown are coated in rubber and offer a welcome detail that should feel noticeable to the touch and the red chrono start button is like the engine start button on a sports car. The three chronograph hands, the chrono start pusher, and the 919 icon in the nine o’clock sub dial are all bright red and mimic the livery of the updated 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid race car (seen below).