There are many differences between the Omega Replica movement 321 and its successor models. 321 is a side clutch, a timer controlled by the train wheel, running at a speed of 18,000 vph, and equipped with Baogue overspeed coil hairspring.
After admiring Speedmasters since around 1968, until I was full of despair about High Quality Fake Omega‘s re-manufacturing of the 321 during that considerable period of time, I opened the box containing our samples, with a certain feeling.
321 Steel is side by side with the Moonwatch released by modern standards, and it almost feels more like Moonwatch than the actual Moonwatch.
The X-33 certainly has its own unique charm-after all, it is a Martian watch and is more suitable for duty in the cockpit than the Speedmaster, especially for long-term missions. From a practical point of view, even the Omega Speedmaster Mark II Replica plans to make improvements on Moonwatch, and so on.
The persistence of mechanical clocks makes the cutting-edge environment as durable as space flight, which is really a wonderful thing. It shouldn’t be there at all-gears and clockwork; it’s ridiculous, but it is.