This is cool. Omega really leaned into this collaboration. I guess it was sort of an all-or-nothing situation given the scope of the project, but given that they are the luxury brand who, by some logic, would have an “image” to protect in terms of markets and price points, making their brand dominant is a statement.
The packaging actually has fairly little branding, save large S and Ω symbols on its sides and Professional Replica Omega x Swatch on the bottom, nestled within the 11 celestial bodies representing the watches. The strap, once again, puts Omega in focus by branding the portion of the strap that attaches below six. Speedmaster then gets dominant branding underneath. SpeedSwatch forever.
Now, in 2022, a new material gets added into the mix, the unexpected Bioceramic, so let’s take a quick look at what that is. (*Zirconium).In terms of the specific material, High Quality Omega Replica Watch defines it as ⅓ bio-sourced plastic and ⅔ ceramic. This further confuses things as plastic is typically considered a synthetic, man-made material.
It’s temperature neutral, it’s rigid, it’s lightweight, it holds an edge well. Given the price of the watches, however, I imagine it’s much easier and cheaper to work with, as well as color. It likely lacks the brittle nature of pure ceramics, yet I also somehow doubt it’s as hard or scratch resistant as ceramic, though I’ve yet to put that to the test.
Other than the color, the case itself is largely what you expect from the Speedmaster “Pro” style. Cheap Omega Replica Coming in at 42mm x 47.2mm x 13.2mm (including the box crystal), it’s almost exactly the same as the current co-axial Speedmaster. And other than the weight (more on that later), wears just about the same as well. That is to say, it fits great.
A better dimension for the case is 39.8mm, which is the diameter of the bezel. When you look down at the Omega Replica, this completely flat surface is more dominant than the edge of the mid-case, so it reads like the end of the watch itself. 39.8mm is a happy medium in my book. Add in the tolerable lug-to-lug, and you have a watch that just wears well.
And whether in steel, platinum, or bioceramic, it’s gorgeous. I will say the lack of contrasting polished surfaces does change the dynamic feel of the twisted lugs, but polished plastic tends to look a bit cheap, so going full satin/matte was likely a good choice.
The crown and pushers are in line with Best Omega Speedmaster Replica standards as well, with the crown just about matching the diameter of the Speedy Pro. One slight adjustment is that the pushers are set a bit wider on the MoonSwatch as per the movement.
If the case is a close recreation of the AAA Omega Replica Watch, save color, the dial is a loose interpretation. This is partly due to the movement in use, which required a reorganization of the subdials, but also because they weren’t shying away from a little fun with these. They still draw closely from the Speedmaster language, but, especially in terms of color, they are their own thing.
As such, the dial is close to the sandy tone of the case, but not quite the same. To my eyes, it’s a touch lighter, and creamier, for lack of a better term. Around the outer edge of the dial is an index of thin black lines the same weight and seemingly length as that of the Speedmaster Pros. Interestingly, there are ⅓ second marks, like on the 3861 Replica vs Real, though the chronograph seconds hand only ticks once per second. At the hours are rectangular lumed bars, with the signature dots at the base of the marker at 12. The markers at two, six, and ten are shorter than normal to accommodate the subdials.
A 60-minute counter is actually a great feature. It’s much more useful than a 30-minute counter, especially when there is no 12-hour counter. But to leave out the individual minute marks makes it kind of useless, unless you happen to land on a mark, or are just using it as a general indicator of passing time.
The hands too are in keeping with the classic High Quality Omega Replica Watch design, once again with the noted difference of color. As a nod to the Ultraman, the chronograph functions are all highlighted with deep orange. It’s a great shade of orange as it’s not too bright, nor fluorescent, rather having a rusty sort of tone. It also goes very well with the sandy color of the dial and case.
The case back does have the ETA shield, as well V8, indicating it’s a Swiss origin movement, and four jewels. According to Caliber Corner, who has done some sleuthing on the topic, it’s most likely an ETA G10.212, which at least in terms of layout and functionality, does seem likely.
With that ambiguity in mind, what you have is clearly a Exact Replica Watch with hour, minutes, and chronograph seconds about the center of the dial. You then have sub-dials, as already stated, for a 60-minute counter, 1/10th second counter, and active seconds. The chronograph seconds, when activated by the pusher at two, ticks once per second.
Straps and Wearability
It’s thematically on point and it looks good on the watch. Each has been color-coordinated for the “Mission” and features a case-matching bioceramic (I imagine) ring. The use of Omega Replica Watches China and Speedmaster branding further pushes it home that is more than plastic lookalike. Yeah, it looks great. Unfortunately, it’s not a pleasant strap to wear.
They did a great job making it look the part, but texturally, it’s not an appealing experience. It’s stiff, and plasticky. It doesn’t want to drape like fabric or nylon. It’s also quite awkward to put on as the watch is very very light.