Yes, I know, it’s another Speedmaster, but the Speedmaster is the watch that started it all for me, and it’s the model that I collect. Swiss made replica Omega introduced the modern Speedmaster Calibre 321 in early 2020, and I simply had to have it. The reintroduction of the famous 321 movement took place one year earlier, in 2019, in the Speedmaster Professional in platinum, but that was a bridge too far for me. The steel 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321, however, ticks many of my boxes and is incredibly true to the original straight-lug Speedmaster from the 1960s.
Sapphire and ceramic
At first, I was slightly disappointed that it didn’t have a Hesalite crystal and aluminum bezel insert, but the modern sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel insert make it a great companion for everyday wear. Also, if it had an acrylic crystal and aluminum bezel, it would be perhaps too much of a copy of the original 105.003. After all, if you want a perfect replica Omega 105.003, you will probably buy one.
The fact that luxury super clone Omega UK has a separate atelier for the production of the Speedmaster Calibre 321, where one watchmaker (per watch) takes care of the double assembly of the movement and watch, makes it even more special. The other watches that get a similar treatment are the Central Tourbillon and Chrono Chime. All other aaa quality Omega replica watches are manufactured and assembled using the brand’s more industrialized production process.
The Speedmaster Calibre 321, with its 39.7mm case, is the only steel watch in this hypothetical five-watch collection. Rest assured, though, that the number of steel watches in my real collection is much, much greater than the number of high quality replica watches in precious metal. Although the price of this watch is high (€17,100 currently) and the waiting list is long, it’s the perfect tribute to the Speedmaster. If this watch were not in my collection, this spot would have been reserved for the standard top super clone Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch.