In getting right to the point regarding the latest Speedmaster released by luxury Omega replica watches earlier this year, the short answer is quite simply “no”. Strictly speaking, the Speedmasters that were worn on the moon were references 105.003, 105.012, and 145.012. These Swiss made replica watches were equipped with the iconic caliber 321 chronograph movement, and hold a number of differences to the most modern reference of today. So, when interpreting this question in the strictest possible sense, it would be only those three references that could be considered true Moon fake watches online. However, a broader understanding allows for some wiggle room for where we can apply the term.
Is the Omega Speedmaster Professional still Moon replica watches?
Let’s have a closer look at the evolution of the Speedmaster Professional and see if this chronograph still has Moon 1:1 Swiss fake watches bragging rights.
The successor to the 4th generation of Speedmasters (ref. 105.012 and 145.012), the Speedmaster Professional reference 145.022, was introduced in 1968 and featured some small changes. For example, on the dial (except for the first iteration of the 145.022) where there was no more applied logo. The hands were also different, but the most important change was a new movement. It was equipped with caliber 861. Instead of a column-wheel mechanism, caliber 861 uses a shuttle-cam system for the chronograph operation. Also, the frequency increased from 18,000 vph to 21,600 vph for higher stability (and therefore accuracy). Interestingly, this Swiss movements replica watches was never shipped to NASA for use during Apollo missions. Only the caliber 321 models of that time were sent to NASA.
Evolution of Replica Omega Speedmaster Watches
Although the new Speedmaster Professional 145.022 was near the moon in 1972, when used onboard during Apollo 17, it wasn’t actually worn on the moon. In 1978, the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 was qualified for use during the Space Shuttle missions that started in 1981. This qualification came after a series of tests that were like the original tests from 1965 (we listed them here). The big difference was that the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 was tested by AAA top Omega fake watches, but according to the same framework set by NASA. For the nay-sayers that don’t think the current Speedmaster Professional is Moon cheap US fake watches or should have the “Flight-Qualified by NASA” text engraved, the 145.022 with its similar engraving wasn’t tested or qualified until 1978 while the engraving was used from 1969 onwards.
Interesting to note is that Omega only sent a batch of 56 of these best replica Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 watches, with the “radial dial”, for use during the Space Shuttle program. Later on, NASA started using Omega Speedmaster X-33 fake watches for sale. Roscosmos started giving the Speedmaster Professional to its cosmonauts as well, and later on added the Speedmaster X-33. Today, all astronauts and cosmonauts who leave earth via Russian ground receive both perfect copy watches.
The caliber 1861 makes its debut
Until 1996, Omega used caliber 861 for the high quality replica Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon watches. There were some exceptions, however. Such as the more nicely decorated 863 movements and the chronometer-certified caliber 864 movements. Also part of the exception is the caliber 866 with an additional moon phase and calendar complication. After that, wholesale Omega fake watches started using caliber 1861. This movement was nearly identical to the very last iteration of the caliber 861 (there’s some degree of variation in this movement from its introduction until its discontinuation). The movement had a rhodium finish and an extra jewel (also there in the last iteration of caliber 861) but still used the Delrin brake, for example.
The specifications also didn’t really change. The layout of the chronograph remained the same and the performance was also within -1/+11 seconds per day on average. This fake watches store has not been used on the moon, but the best quality replica Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon watches caliber 1861 has been used in space, as described above. I never found much discussion on the fact this cheap US fake watches was called the Moon watches without having ever been on the moon. It also never went up for testing or qualification by NASA for any space program. You might say that the differences between the 861 and 1861 calibers are so small, they can be neglected for the purpose of this article.
Caliber 3861, still Moon fake watches enough?
Now, enter 2021. Luxury replica Omega watches introduces the new Speedmaster Professional reference 310.30.42.50.01.001 (version with the Hesalite) and three other variations. Omega brought back the exact same case design as the reference 105.12, a step-dial, the Dot-Over-Ninety bezel, the typical drop-counterweight chronograph second’s hand, and the case back with an extra bevel. You can read about the biggest changes compared to its predecessor here. But in general, the new caliber 3861 triggered the discussion of whether this AAA best replica watches can be called Moonwatches.
This movement is based on Omega’s caliber 1861, which is in its turn based on the Lemania 1871. The layout of the movement remained the same (very important, also for the dial design), with subdials that are exactly 6.7mm from the center pinion, for example. The movement received a new (Co-Axial escapement) and it uses parts of non-magnetic alloys to meet the Master Chronometer requirement for being anti-magnetic up to > 15,000 gauss.
Now, although NASA didn’t ask for new perfect quality fake watches (yet), the Omega Speedmaster Professional with caliber 3861 has been tested against the same standards that were used for the previous qualification. And even though it was a short ride, the Blue Origin crew did wear the new 1:1 best replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches in space.
Is the replica Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Moon watches?
Let me add another Speedmaster to the mix. Omega introduced its Speedmaster Calibre 321 reference 318.104.22.168.01.001 last year, and it is inspired by the Speedmaster reference 105.003 worn by astronauts like Ed White. The 105.003 was also the last replica watches store worn on the Moon, on the wrist of Gene Cernan. His top quality super clone watches — now in the Omega Museum in Biel — was scanned (using tomography) to retrieve CAD files for rebuilding the exact same wholesale fake watches (and caliber 321).
Is the Speedmaster Calibre 321 therefore more worthy of the Moon replica watches with Swiss movements name? If the movement is holding you back when it comes to calling the new Speedmaster Professional Moon watches, it shouldn’t be the case for the Speedmaster Calibre 321. Admittedly, the new “105.003” uses a sapphire crystal and a ceramic bezel, components that were different from the original US fake watches with this reference. But would these small changes be enough to strip it of its title?
Fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon watches
Now that I’ve drawn a quick picture of the Moon AAA perfect replica watches and its evolution, does it change the short answer I had at the beginning of the article? Well, technically speaking it is still not the Moonwatches. I would say that this is reserved for the Speedmaster references 105.003, 105.012, and 145.012. But I am totally fine with calling this cheap quality knockoff watches Moonwatches. It is a direct descendent of the Moonwatches, and its new design shares more design cues with the Omega Speedmaster replica watches for men from the 1960s than the previous contemporary references did. It’s a tribute to those Speedmasters that were used on the Moon, and aside from the movement, it comes pretty darn close. So I put it up to you — should the Moonwatches title be granted to the new best Swiss Omega Speedmaster fake watches? Let me know in the comments below.