HISTORICAL, YET MODERNIZED BRACELET
Something that greatly participated in the appeal of the luxury fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Calibre 321 was its bracelet, and this Canopus model has the same. A so-called “flat-link” inspired by the bands used by Omega in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it measures 19mm at the case, tapers to 15mm at the clasp and its links are relatively thin, providing vintage look and modern comfort.
The Swiss made replica Omega combines polished external links with brushed central links and its construction is unquestionably impressive. Adjustment in length is done by the use of screws and the overall feeling, emphasized by the use of gold, is that of high-quality manufacturing.
What’s new in this best quality fake Omega is the presence of a clasp that combines vintage look and modernity. Compared to the 105.003 re-edition, it now comes with a micro-adjustment device, also known as “comfort release”. It allows extending the length of the bracelet by a bit over 2mm, something practical during summer. On the other hand, it also means a clasp that is slightly thicker and longer. But nothing worrisome here.
THE ONYX DIAL
Where the new AAA replica Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold differs most from the 1957 reference CK2915-1 is on the dial. In short, it’s not entirely faithful but that dial is a beauty. It is a modern interpretation of the basics found in the 1957 watch, both in terms of design and materials.
First and foremost, the dial of the 1:1 copy Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus is not your classic painted or lacquered dial. It is made with some of the most refined materials Omega has. It has a multi-layer construction and is made mostly of highly polished, pitch-black glossy Onyx. The base is brass on which are applied 3 sub-dials and sub-dial rings made of Onyx. The final touch is an Onyx layer with cutouts, which has a small step on the periphery. The result is pretty impressive in the metal, offering superb reflections and depth, but maybe not the best for legibility. But yes, that glossy pitch-black dial is something truly special.
The rest feel pretty classic for a vintage-inspired Omega Speedmaster replica for sale, with the so-called Broad Arrow hands, vintage applied Omega logo, historically-relevant oval-shaped O for Omega and elongated minute markers. Being a precious metal version, best quality copy Omega has opted for applied hour markers instead of painted markers. Hands and indices are made of classic 18k white gold, then coated by PVD treatment with Canopus gold. All elements are filled with Super-LumiNova.
THE MIGHTY CALIBRE 321
This movement alone is a reason to consider this watch (and the steel Moonwatch Calibre 321). What we’re talking about is a true reproduction of the historic Calibre 321. To recreate this movement, “The Swiss Movement Replica Omega Museum team compiled extensive historical research and original plans to reconstruct the movement as accurately as possible. Going even further, they also used tomography technology (digital scanning method) to see inside the true high quality fake Omega Speedmaster ST105.003 timepiece that astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan wore on the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.” As such, most of the parts of the new Calibre 321 are identical to the parts found in the old Calibre 321. It is produced in a dedicated atelier inside the super clone Omega manufacture.
One specificity of this cheap copy Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold is its caseback. Indeed, if you look closely, you’ll notice the seahorse/hippocampus logo laser-engraved on its surface, but also a small detail; it has a sparkling blue eye. This feature results from an Omega replica Paypal UK proprietary and patented process, using Liquidmetal technology for the setting.
CONCLUSION, AVAILABILITY & PRICE
The best fake Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold is a striking watch. It packs everything best at Omega, in a slightly overdone manner. It’s not a commercial product, it’s a celebration of the Speedmaster with high horology in mind. All the best technologies and production techniques that wholesale replica Omega has come to master over the past years are reunited in this piece, which is literally packed with high-end details. One could have expected a re-edition of the CK2915 done in the same way as the Moonwatch 321, but that would have possibly created a conflict inside the collection. This Swiss made fake Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus is a hardcore, ultra-niche, ultra-exclusive model. It’s a collector’s jewel. Like or not… that’s up to you. If you want a CK2915-inspired steel watch, you can always look at the 60th-anniversary model, which is still slightly undervalued in my opinion.
The top quality replica Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold (reference 3188.8.131.52.01.001) is released as part of the permanent collection and isn’t limited in numbers – as per Omega’s new strategy. Don’t expect it to be produced in large quantities, however, as it will remain confidential. It is delivered in a large wooden box. All of that comes at a price, as the luxury replica watch retails for EUR 80,000.