The Speedmaster Mark II “Rio 2016” is water resistant to 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet) and is offered in a special presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. Each piece is individually numbered and will retail for US$6,500. To celebrate this fact the watch manufacturer has innovated a special edition of the recently launched Speedmaster Mark II, which you no doubt already know was inspired by the 1969 model of the original Omega Speedmaster Mark II.
As a matter of fact, the only reference you will find on the dial is the fact that the sub-dials are decorated with a bronze ring, 18K yellow gold ring and 925 silver ring respectively – a design that replica Omega watches says recalls the medals awarded to Olympic champions.
Turn the replica watches over nevertheless and things become a little more overt. The screw-in caseback is stamped with the logo of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and is engraved with “Si14”, “Column Wheel” and the limited edition number of the wristwatch – only 2,016 pieces of this model will be produced. Inside is the OMEGA calibre 3330, which is equipped with a Si14 silicon balance spring and a Co-Axial escapement with three levels.
Omega meanwhile will be serving as the official timekeeper of the Olympics Games for the 27th time, leaving little doubt that they will be more than up to the challenge. Presented in a slightly elongated steel case paired with a subdued black dial, the Speedmaster Mark II RIO 2016 is one of the more subtle limited edition ‘Olympic’ replica watches we’ve seen from Omega in a while.
Best of all, replica Omega is so confident in its workmanship that every is offered with a full four-year warranty. Although World Cup is over now there is no respite in sight for host Brazil, who are now busily preparing for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio. Despite an incredible amount of international pressure and mounting concerns that the country was not capable of hosting an event of such magnitude, the Brazilians were able to restore some confidence in their abilities with their successful performance at the World Cup (well, off the field at least!)
It also contains an Omega replica Caliber 2500 with co-axial escapement. Water-resistant to 600 meters, it allows Bond to get into even more dangerous situations — including underwater — and get back out again. It can be seen in the first part of the movie before making way for the Seamaster 300. Nevertheless, Daniel Craig also relies on the brand new (at that time) Seamaster Planet Ocean measuring 45.5 mm in diameter.
2012 – Skyfall
This Bond watch is powered by Caliber 8507 with a co-axial escapement, silicon spirals and a certified chronometer. A sapphire glass case back offers a view of both the movement and the rotor, which features a “Skyfall 007” engraving. replica Omega released a limited-edition Planet Ocean just in time for 2012’s Skyfall. The 007 logo sits atop the dial at the 7 o’clock position and on the stainless steel clasp. It is water-resistant to 600 meters and features a helium outlet valve and a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel.
2017 – Spectre
As we know know that the secret agent will wear something even much cooler, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Master Co-Axial Limited Edition James Bond 007 Spectre won’t appear in the movie.
For the latest installment of James Bond, 2015’s Spectre, Omega decided to have 2 watches. The first one is a limited edition released prior to the launch of the movie. It is based on the Omega Seamaster AquaTerra 150m and it features the new anti-magnetic movement and a specific dial and set of hands. Even before you start the straight-6 4 litres engine, you know that something magical is about to begin.
This Omega Seamaster Professional featured a blue dial and quartz caliber – Ref. 2541.80. The watch was launched by the Swatch Group in 1993 as a professional diving watch that was water-resistant up to 300 meters. Since 1995’s Goldeneye, James Bond has worn watches by Omega. Bond, in that film, played by Pierce Brosnan, wears a watch with a remote detonator for bombs and a laser beam to help him escape from an armored train.
2006 – Casino Royale
New actor, new style, no more gadget, distinct watch but still an replica watches Omega Seamaster. The honor is safe. For Casino Royale, Daniel Craig (the new 007) uses 2 distinct watches. The first one is the upgraded edition of the Omega Seamaster 300 seen previously but now with a co-axial movement – watch ref. 222.80.00. Nevertheless, it’s clearly the most beautiful and the most (pardon the pun) James Bond edition ever created as an official 007 watch. It brings back the look and feeling of the early Bond movies.
The watch they used as a base was already an impressive piece but this replica Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE adds much more coolness and the final classical / military touch we were screaming out for. Gents, trust us, if you want to play at James Bond (or if you just like watches), this edition is the one you really want to get your hands on. Price: 6,300 Euros (included in the set: the Omega Seamaster 300 in stainless steel with 12-hour ceramic bezel, a metallic bracelet, an Omega NATO strap, a tool to change the strap and a loupe).For Spectre, James Bond somehow goes back to its roots.
The flip-side to this of course though is that many people simply assume that Heuer is a relatively new brand with no real herie so speak of, which is simply not the case. That’s why personally I love when the brand delves into the archives to innovate something like the new Tourbillon Chronometer.
It was as though he was teaching an engineering class. Calling on his encyclopedic knowledge of the product and its lengthy development, he proceeded to explain step by step how everything worked (including illustrative sketches which he simply drew on the board). The layout is clean, simple and easy to read with just the right amount of contrast to make it stand out on the wrist a bit but without being obnoxious.
To most people, the name replica Tag Heuer is somewhat synonymous with two things; sports and technology. They sponsor many major athletes and are often the ones pushing the envelope when it comes to developing new technology and trying new things (check out our hands on look at the MikroPendulumS Tourbillon here if you’re not sure what I’m talking about.) These are of course both good and noble causes and one applauds Tag Heuer for pursing them with such vigor.
To say the evening was fascinating will be a gross understatement. Rather than read from a set of prepared notes or present a boring slide show, Mr. Semon simply stood at the front of the room with a pen and some paper and began to talk.
He made jokes where appropriate (and sometimes where not) and provided a thoroughly entertaining insight into what many might view as a very technical (read: boring) topic. That’s no mean feat by the way, given the incredible complexity of the new MikroPendulumS Tourbillon watch. The chronograph minutes counter is at 12 o’clock, chronograph seconds at 3, and the chronograph power reserve at 9. Designed as the final chapter of the Mikro story for replica watches Tag Heuer, this new hi-tech watch features not one but two tourbillon Pendulums and is the culmination of all Tag Heuer replica has learnt over the lifetime of the project. The fine-brushed anthracite dial provides the perfect muted backdrop for the two tourbillons to really stand out, and really contrasts beautifully with the solid 18k rose gold bridges.
The case itself is forged from a revolutionary material, a chrome and cobalt alloy used in aviation and surgery.The tourbillon on the left is for the watch, whilst the tourbillon on the right is for the chronograph and, as you will note, there is nary a hairspring to be found in the balance wheel of either. According to fake Tag Heuer it is fully biocompatible, harder than titanium, easier to shape and as luminous as white gold. That’s because the MikroPendulumS Tourbillon features escapements that work with magnets instead of a traditional hairsprings, an advanced technology the brand first developed and showcased in their Carrera MikroPendulum Concept pieces back in 2017.
As you can see in the pictures below the two tourbillons are arranged side-by-side in the lower third of the dial, which itself has been cut away completely to allow uninterrupted views of the complex inner workings of the movement. Those familiar with the brand and the MIKRO collection will immediately note that the case design, with its stopwatch-like placement of the crown at 12 o’clock, is based on the 2012 Aiguille d’Or winner, the replica TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder, and the Carrera 50 Year Anniversary Jack Heuer edition.
Finishing off the look is a hand-sewn anthracite gray alligator strap that is extremely comfortable on the wrist. The hand applied “100” at 12 o’clock is also in solid rose gold, whilst the 1/100th of a second scale appears on the silver flange.
According to Semon this unusually high-frequency was necessary due to issues with consistency at lower speeds. Plus it looks really cool in action! The incredible speed of the chronograph tourbillon, the world’s fastest, translates into 360,000 beats an hour, rotating 12 times every minute. Powered by a COSC-certified movement made up of some 454 working components and based on unique TAG Heuer-patented technology, the watch chain turns at 12Hz (with a 24 hour power reserve), whilst the chronograph chain turns at 50Hz (with a 60 minute power reserve).