Introducing the Replica Omega Speedmaster “First Omega in Space”

The Replica Omega Speedmaster was launched in 1957, and it is still widely considered as one of the most iconic chronographs in the world of horology. This is no surprise, considering its association with NASA and the various space missions that it has partaken in. 

Introducing the Replica Omega Speedmaster “First Omega in Space”

While the Replica Omega Speedmaster was officially flight qualified by NASA in 1965, its affiliation with outer space was forged two and a half years prior to that. Back then, in 1962, an astronaut named Walter “Wally” Schirra had worn his personal Speedmaster during the “Sigma 7” mission of the Mercury program.

In order to pay homage to this special milestone, cheap fake Omega watches has decided to create a Speedmaster that was inspired by the “pre-Professional” Speedmaster (Reference CK 2998) that Schirra had worn during the mission in 1962.

The Replica Omega Speedmaster "First Omega in Space".

@https://www.omegaonlineshops.com

While the watch was inspired by the “Pre-Professional” model, but there are some conspicuous differences between these two watches. One of the greatest differences would be the case, in which the Omega Speedmaster “First Omega in Space” features an 18k Sedna Gold case. The use of the 18k Sedna Gold also goes beyond the casing, as it includes the bezel, indices, as well as the hands of the watch as well. We thought that the combination of the Sedna Gold, together with the chocolate brown bezel, works incredibly well.

Next, the “First Omega in Space” features an opaline silver dial, instead of the usual matte black dial. The chocolate brown color that is featured in the bezel can also be found on the sub-dials, as well as the minute track on the watch dial. The combination provides a nice contrast for the Replica Omega Hour Vision watch, which makes it look aesthetically pleasing. Also, do note that the word “Professional” is omitted on this timepiece. The latter was only included in 1965, after NASA had officially certified it for all manned missions.

Finally, there are some special engravings that can be found on the caseback. While the “First Omega in Space” follows the use of the Seamaster emblem on the caseback, but the homage version also includes special engravings such as “THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE”, “OCTOBER 3, 1962′, and “NUMBERED EDITION No.”.

The "Moonwatch". Notice the inclusion of the word "Professional" on this one.

The watch, as per the other Speedmaster Professionals, is fitted with the ever-reliable Caliber 1861. The Omega replica watches for women also comes with a matching brown leather strap with beige stitching.

Like most Speedmaster fans, we thought that this is a nice addition to the Speedmaster family. However, this is produced in very limited quantity, so we would recommend grabbing this timepiece immediately if one is a die-hard fan of this collection. We reckon that this is going to be one of the more highly sought-after Speedmasters in the future.

The Night of Omega Replica Firsts

When you think of Omega Replica De Ville, you probably think of their Speedmaster, Seamaster, Constellation and De Ville collections. Perhaps some exotic models like the Flightmaster or vintage chronometers like the 30T2 or Centenary models also come to mind. Omega did so much more than these models and collections of course. What to think about the first commercial diving watch, the Marine from 1932? The wrist sized tourbillon watch from 1947? The Co-Axial movement in a 1974 Speedmaster or a central tourbillon?

If you have ever been to the Replica Omega Hour Vision museum in Biel, you’ve probably seen the amazing collection of pocket watches, wristwatches and other timing devices. The museum is definitely worth visiting and I consider it to be the most beautiful mono brand museum around. Perhaps I am a bit biased though.

For those who are unable to take a plane to Zürich and then travel to Biel by train (or take a car), you either have to do it with the photos we showed you here or hope that the Omega Museum will come to you.

In 2013, we had a magnificent Speedy Tuesday event for our readers which included a number of special Speedmasters from the museum. Museum director Petros Protopapas was there with his team to talk about special Speedmasters and to answer questions from the crowd.

Last December, our colleagues of the Australian based Time+Tide website hosted an event together with Omega’s Museum to show a number of Omega Firsts to their readers and Omega Replica Seamaster fans. Museum Director Petros and the local Omega staff showed magnificent pieces from their heritage to the guests of the evening. Not only did Time+Tide take beautiful shots of the Omega Firsts, but they also did a wonderful 12 minute movie of the Omega Museum Director’s presentation.