Past few years witnessed the big success of the Planet Ocean and Speedmaster lines, now the brand seems to have urgently found their stride in 2018. Having been provided a walk-through of the latest additions to the collection, this is the first time in a good while where we’ve seen a well-balanced assortment of releases from the brand that wasn’t completely concentrated on a single collection. The brand has offered up a proper refresh for 2019 that delivers mass appeal from every corner of the brand’s collections between the Speedmaster, the Seamaster, and even a handful of more dressy and vintage-inspired options. Let’s take a closer look at this model.
While we prefer our collection of cheap replica omega Speedmasters this one really sets the tone for 2018. There have been some Speedmasters of late that play off of the “moonwatch” theme in some form or fashion, though this new Apollo 8 is now poised to be the brand’s new must-have Speedy. One of the important benefits of this hand-wound caliber is the fact that its case thickness has been trimmed down ever so slightly, coming in just over 13mm thick. Having worn a number of Co-Axial Speedmaster watches over the years, the biggest gripe I ever had was their pudgy case—a problem easily solved by this elegantly decorated handwound caliber.
The Seamaster 300M has received another healthy refresh for 2018 after its initial launch with 25 years. Most notably as a jumping off point, its case size has been increased to 42mm, which on paper we thought might be a bit of a concern, however on-wrist the new pieces fit quite comfortably. Different from the previous Seamasters worn by James Bond, this Seamaster 300M diver remains quite slim and trim in the grand scheme of things, and whether examining the new models on rubber or on bracelet, if anything the compact diver has opened itself up to a much broader market with its new proportions. Sizing aside, what really sets these new divers apart is the replica Omega’s decision to craft its dials out of ceramic. In particular, the grey dialed variant with blue ceramic bezel is the hero piece by a landslide, unless you’re a two-tone fan, in which case the black-dialed variant with a gold bezel may quickly attract your attention.
The fake Omega has not been a brand to jump onto replica watch industry trend bandwagons all that much in the grand scheme of things, though in the case of the Seamaster 1948, the brand is now providing a pair of very vintage-inspired dress watches that are destined to have significant mass appeal. Measuring a modest 38mm across, both models feel properly vintage without feeling contrived as can be the case with many “vintage inspired” pieces making their way onto the market these days. Both examples are offered with leather straps.