The Omega Speedmaster Fake ‘First Omega In Space’ In Sedna Gold

If you’re a regular reader, you already know how much I like Omega’s 2012 re-edition of the historically important ref. 2998, a model that Walter Schirra wore in 1962 during his Sigma 7 flight. I bought one of my own just a couple of days after publishing the story because I couldn’t find it in me to give it back to Omega.

It quickly established itself in my collection as the go-to watch and took home the annual “Most Worn” title in 2016. At almost the halfway point in 2017, it looks like it will retain that title and the more time it spends on my wrist, the more I appreciate it. I enjoy it not just as a pure re-edition of the ref. 2998, but as a Speedmaster with all of the line’s best attributes.

It’s precisely because of these reasons that I’ve always had a bit of an uneasy relationship with another beloved Omega Speedmaster replica watches – the “First Omega In Space” in Sedna Gold. It is a gorgeous watch, no doubt, a deluxe version of my own, but I’ve also always thought of it as a big departure from the Speedmaster and one that I wasn’t sure I felt comfortable with. Speedy enthusiasts mostly welcomed the watch when it was launched in 2015, and some have tried their hardest to convince me of its appeal, but for several reasons I have been unable to hear them.

First of all, the very best and most defining attribute of the popular Omega fake Speedmaster watches versus almost every other chronograph of the 1960s is its uniform black dial. The panda scheme is attractive, and the opaline dial and brown sub-dials of the Sedna Gold edition works particularly well, but it felt like Omega was encroaching into enemy territory – what I’ve learned since going hands on with the Sedna Gold edition is that another model set this precedent 20 years ago.

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, I’ve always found that putting the Speedmaster in a precious metal was a bit of a bourgeois move. Omega copy watches with brown leather straps were (and I consider it to still be) an affordable sports watch, and definitely an everyday watch. At $18,000, this Sedna Gold edition remains affordable to a sub-section of Omega’s clientele, but it doesn’t really feel in keeping with the spirit of the Speedmaster.

But recently I got to spend some quality time with one of these watches, and I’ve got to say, it has challenged some of my viewpoints. Right away, I was struck with how gorgeous the Sedna Gold FOIS is in person. It looks nothing like my watch, but it looks fine as hell. One thing I’ve noticed taking photos of watches for a few years is that the better looking the watch, the easier it is to photograph, and here the photos speak for themselves. If ever there was a looker, this watch is it.

In-Depth The Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta Fake Top Watches

Made as a special edition for the 35th America’s Cup and Emirates Team New Zealand, the Omega X-33 Regatta is an evolved variant of Omega’s mold-breaking Speedmaster X-33. They say that specialization is for insects, and if true, the X-33 Regatta is nothing short of a Praying Mantis; highly specialized and comparatively alien – especially among the hallowed ranks of the Moonwatch.

While I’m nothing if not a fan of an outlier, the current X-33 is best understood with something of a brief history. The original Omega Speedmaster replica watches were launched in March of 1998 to a packed house at Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the event even included the first public live TV transmission from Mir space station. While the X-33 was undoubtedly a wild design, we can see the foundation of its functionality in the Omega Seamaster Multifunction from the mid-80s.

By the time 1998 came around and civilians got their first look at this wild new mission timer from Omega, the precise Omega fake watches had already been put to use in both military and extra-planetary roles. Originally seen as a Flightmaster X-33 in the mid-90s, Omega produced a series of prototypes and pre-production models that were designed with input from several astronauts and select pilots from the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds jet teams. Before being launched to the public, prototypes saw time on the ISS, Mir, and aeronautical applications, with one even surviving (along with the pilot) in the crash of a Mig 15.

From launch, Omega Speedmaster fake watches with mechanical movements were intended to be a mission-specific tool and the case had been designed to offer the highest possible volume for the audible sound of the alarm, with Omega claiming an impressive 80 dB output. Perhaps even more to the point, the X-33 was capable of measuring up to 999 days of “mission time” and displaying the value as either a countdown or as an elapsed total.

Eventually updated with a satin brushed bezel and a new crown in 2001, the X-33 was later discontinued for the public in 2006. Fast forward to December 2014 when Omega launches the third generation X-33 called, in full, the delicate Omega Speedmaster copy watches.

This new model forgoes the previous generation’s circular display for a more straightforward horizontal display with three segments, typically showing additional data (top), mode/function (at nine on the dial), and time or an active measure on the lower display. I won’t belabor the finer details of the X-33 as Jack wrote a hands-on story about a mostly similar X-33 back in 2015.

Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer Replica Watches With Black Dials

The new Omega Speedmaster copy watches 329.32.44.51.01.001 are the modern – and, until now, quite fat – Speedmaster Moonwatch put on a diet. Yeah, right, it’s just as wide from the front, but very noticeably slimmer in its profile. It is not all looks and no smarts either, as it now packs the latest generation, METAS-certified, 15,000 Gauss-resistant Master Chronometer caliber 9900. Let’s see if all that, a lower price, and some orange accents suffice to make one’s heart go racing. There are a few quirks to note as well.

I will just keep it short and concentrate on its most modern iteration. Although to me it feels like it was way longer ago, it actually happened in 2011 that Omega launched the Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph, a modern Speedmaster equipped with an all-new, 9300-series, two-register, automatic chronograph movement. Since then, they have officially called this collection a range of different and wildly confusing names, including the decent Omega Speedmaster replica watches (yes, that’s right), although they very much belong to that group of 99.99999% of all watches that have never ever been to the moon. I mean it.

Google Omega Speedmaster fake watches with black leather straps and see what comes up first – it’s this collection and not the classic and actual Moonwatch Speedy. The closest this modern Speedy has been to the moon is when it received a cool moon phase indication recently, with a stellar blue-dial model that Ariel reviewed here.


This is to say that around the classic Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch” (the one that did go to the moon and back) grows an increasing variety of other Omega Speedmaster chronographs. And while the “original” Moonwatch I bet will remain unchanged until we colonize the moon, it also is one of the very few watches that deserve the label “iconic.”

The good news this entails though is that the rest of the Speedmaster collections are free to change and evolve as Omega and the market dictates. Now, with Omega replica watches with Swiss mechanical movements, we see what that unequivocally dictated direction is, and I am pleased to see and report: it means more wearable, technically more advanced, and visually more fascinating.

Before we move on, a quick word about the history of the racing dial, and especially an interesting quirk that you may want to know, next time someone poses as a historian and gives whatever storied explanation for the racing dial’s existence: “Despite great research and theory, the exact origin and purpose of these 1968 models is still shrouded in mystery.” These are Omega’s words on the racing dial – and I appreciate them being up-front about this fact instead of making up some faux, misty-eyed racing story instead.