Omega Speedmaster is indeed the first watch to land on the moon, so there are a lot of people calling Speedmaster “Moonwatch”. On my blog, I have introduced two Speedmaster watches, one is Dark Side of The Moon, the other is 318.104.22.168.01.002, two are good replicas because I only brought high end replicas to my blog. Now, I am going to introduce a real moon watch here, it is a replica of Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Edition, which is the first watch landed on the moon in human history.
Full stainless steel made, the replica features a steel case that is fully brushed. Black bezel forms a sharp contrast with white stainless steel case. Chrono buttons adopt the design of pushers used on Rolex Daytona Paul Newman. Case is cut very well, every corner or edge has a great angular feeling, it is good and gives the wearer a perfect hand touch. The case back is eye-catching, there is a 3D eagle patch on the yellow gold case back, “APPOLLO 11” and “40TH ANNIVERSARY” are curved on the golden part, while “THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON” is engraved on steel case back rim.
Matte black dial is mathing the black bezel. The replica has chronograph function like genuine, so there are three subdials. The golden small dial positioned at 9 o’clock is for small seconds, it has digits “00/69”, which means that the watch only has 69 pieces. Two other sunken subdials at 3 and 6 are for minute and hour chronograph separately. There is a special statement on the dial, it is “02:56 GMT” in red, this stands for the GMT time which the Apollo 11 landed Neil Armstrong on the moon in 1969. There are lume dots besides each stick steel hour markers, hour and minute hands as well as central second-chronograph hand are all with luminescent fill.
The bracelet is a bright spot of the replica, it makes the watch more elegant. The steel bracelet consists of three section of links, it uses brush and polish craft, so the whole band perfectly matches the steel case.
About movement, genuine watch uses Omega Caliber 1861 and has 48-hour power reserve. Like Rolex Daytona Paul Newman replica, this Omega replica watch is powered by a Venus 75 movement, which is hand wound, you must wind the watch every day, maybe two times a day or it could not supply enough energy.
Besides Planet Ocean, Speedmaster is the second montly requested Omega watch, plus the rich history and special title “Moon Watch”, this replica really gets a lot of attention.