The second generation of the Planet Ocean 600M is more of an evolution of this popular collection than a redesign. In addition to the standard 42 mm and 45.5 mm cases, OMEGA did add a 37.5 mm case; however, the omega replica watch also received some slight aesthetic updates, most notably the appearance of a ceramic and liquid metal bezel for the first time. OMEGA has also revised the indexes and hour-markers, as well as the logo, to make them larger and more visible. One of the main differences on the dial is the upgraded “Seamaster” name, which now appears in orange instead of the white of the first generation.
With this in mind, the biggest upgrade accompanying the second generation is the new internal 8500 movement. To the excitement of collectors, this new movement features a silicon escapement and hairspring, as well as two new mainsprings, which together provide a 60-hour power reserve. OMEGA has also equipped the caliber 8500 with a DLC-coated barrel shaft to reduce friction and a new, more aesthetically pleasing rotor. It is also crucial to note that instead of the traditional tasseled date, the new Cal. 8500 movement features a jumping hour. The 8500 caliber has a jumping hour hand that jumps quickly forward or backward in one-hour increments to facilitate time zone changes.
The second generation of Planet Ocean watches is also beloved for welcoming models such as the GMT in 2013, including the GMT for the GoodPlanet Foundation, and the Planet Ocean for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. 2014 also saw Omega finally able to create an orange ceramic bezel for the Planet Ocean GMT, which marked the the first time the brand was able to obtain this difficult color from this new, highly resilient material.
Nowadays, the Planet Ocean 600M is available in dozens of iterations, including durable stainless steel and titanium, as well as rose gold, stainless steel, white gold and rose gold, among others. Collectors also love the variations on the bezel, with OMEGA combining the now-standard Liquidmetal ceramic with vulcanized rubber. This has allowed the Swiss fake watch brand to develop an awesome, vibrant orange color that isn’t too shiny and looks perfect against the ceramic bezel. There are some beautiful combinations such as black and orange or gray and orange. There’s also the beloved blue ceramic bezel, which looks especially good on the 18k Sedna rose gold Planet Ocean 600M model.
Collectors also love the strap options on the third generation Planet Ocean 600M. Their rubber straps have always been notoriously comfortable to wear and have always been a fan favorite. In their more advanced versions, you’ll find metal straps as well as leather straps, such as the blue alligator strap on the Planet Ocean 600M with white gold diamond trim.
Last month the watch world’s “season” started with the opening of Baselworld 2014. The “season” is the destination for the world’s biggest galleries and art collectors. And Lots of brands which are not affiliated with January’s SIHH show in Geneva will display their wares.
Watch aficionados are always eager for something new, even sometimes they have to wait for months, or even years till the high quality replica watches come out for sale, which makes the watch lovers a little bit frustrated. A good example is the Omega’s Bible-black, which is all-ceramic Speedmaster. We saw this timepiece at Baselworld last year, and it just arrived in store.
It is understandable that Omega have called their black beauty “The Dark Side Of The Moon”. Considering Omega’s legendary Speedmaster accompanied astronauts on six lunar missions, although with some justice, this particular “moon watch” is much stronger now.
replica Omega always committed they advocate the new materials and technologies, in order to underline this point, the “TDSOTM” case and dial are hewn from a single block of zirconium oxide ceramic. It houses Omega’s in-house co-axial, self-winding chronograph movement, with an impressive power reserve of 60-hours. Besides, it is instantly recognisable from older “Speedys” by its two-sub-dial layout (elapsed hours and minutes at three o’clock, running seconds at nine o’clock).
In order to highlight the care taken to produce a watch, the laser-cut tachymeter scale on the polished bezel is in matt chromium-nitride. Although it’s dark as night, it still is able to throw out heavy “wrist appeal” which helped along by 18K white-gold indexes.
The replica watch purchasing market is introduced to a bevy of new chronographs every single year, each touting the ability to fill a void in the horological aficionado’s stable. These replica watches are highly affected by industry trends in that the designs and technology backing, and their chances of becoming time-tested classics are often slim to none. This is why so many collectors decide to invest in heralded icons like Omega’s legendary Speedmaster, that have no chance of going out of flavor anytime soon. Throughout the space-faring chronograph’s history, we’ve seen many stunning references, though none with a production run as long as the famed replica model. Let’s talk further here.
With this in mind, the absence of NASA flight qualification engravings on the caseback is understandable. This was also the very first Speedmaster to incorporate the Cal. 861 movement, which the current production Speedmaster calibers are still based off of to this day. These are without question the most desirable of this watch, since they can often be found with applied metal logo’s on their dials.
There is another model which would coincide with the occurrence of one giant leap for mankind. To the untrained eye, this watch might appear almost the same with the the above one, but after taking a closer look, scholars and trained collectors will note a more squarely ended chronograph hand, shorter plots on the dial, and the replica Omega logo painted right on the dial. The reference’s 1969 variant can now be found with three different casebacks, each reflecting the period in which they were manufactured.
Later, the replica Omega would release other amazing models. These are characterized by the loss of a dial step, and the addition of stamped casebacks. It’s worth noting that as the 78 would indicate, the reference as a whole had a decade-long run, making it the longest-running Speedmaster reference in the history of the model’s production, and arguably one of the most significant references in Omega’s back catalog. It’s not only the watch that celebrated the brand’s momentous achievement of getting one of their watches on the moon itself, but the watch that endured the “Quartz Crisis” as well.
But what makes the best replica watch such an important and popular reference? For one thing, certain variants stand for one of the most accessible entry points into the world of important vintage chronographs, given the length of their production run, and plentiful nature of available examples. On the other hand, they’re totally reliable, as a result of the less delicate, cam-actuated Lemania-based Cal. 861 movements.