At the beginning of 2020, on January 7th (Omega has this thing for the first “Speedy” Tuesday of the year), exactly a year after the announcement (and introduction) of the return of caliber 321, Omega announced the new steel case fake Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321. The brand’s first watch featuring this recreated caliber 321 chronograph movement was the platinum Moonwatch in 2019. The steel follow-up has been a conversation topic rarely far from the lips of Speedy enthusiasts.
Then, on July 28th, Omega copy introduced a new variation on the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, the Alinghi. Similar to the Speedmaster Apollo 8, this Dark Side of the Moon edition features a laser decorated hand-wound movement that can be observed through the front and back crystal of the watch. More recently, on October 5th, Omega celebrated the 50th anniversary of receiving the Silver Snoopy Award from NASA with the (third) Speedmaster Snoopy edition.
Speedmaster Calibre 321
The winner of our Speedmaster World Cup competition that ran from October 27th till last weekend, Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 reference 3184.108.40.206.01.001 beat out the Tintin-slaying Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 45th in the final having left the Snoopy 50th and Speedy Tuesday 1 in its wake.
Although the high quality fake Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 is not a limited edition, it is not an easy watch to get. It takes much longer to produce the Speedmaster Calibre 321 than it does the regular 1861 movement. The regular Moonwatch is part of Omega’s industrialized production process, and totally different from the Speedmaster Calibre 321.
Omega has a special workshop for the Speedmaster Calibre 321, where each watch is being assembled and regulated by one watchmaker. This watch is based on the Speedmaster reference 105.003 “Ed White”, and more specifically the 105.003 that was worn by Gene Cernan on the Moon in 1972. The case, dial, and hands are very close to the original, the ceramic bezel, sapphire crystal, and display back are, of course, a more modern touch.
Omega decided to use a bracelet that looks similar to the original 7077 from the 1960s with flexible links, nearly identical to the one used on last year’s Apollo XI in steel. It is not only a very pleasant bracelet to look at, but also super comfortable. This luxury Omega Speedmaster 3220.127.116.11.01.001 replica has a retail price of €14,000.