Any well-heeled watch buyer can acquire a copy Rolex Daytona if they crave a flexy chrono, but the Speedmaster is much more of an insider choice. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of flashy, high-value Speedy models to be had, but I think the dead-stock best 1:1 super clone Omega Moonwatch is a cornerstone of any well-rounded collection. Here are some of my favourites from the current catalogue.
Here it is: the current AAA super clone Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch, with the traditional Hesalite crystal and solid engraved “First Watch Worn On The Moon” caseback. What is updated is the 3861 Master Chronometer movement, with its co-axial escapement designed by the legendary George Daniels. The one to have when you’re only having one.
For a more high-tech experience, Swiss made replica Omega UK has several iterations of the Speedy in ceramic as part of the 44.25mm “Dark Side of the Moon” series. My fave is the “Grey Side of the Moon” version, with its highly legible black-on-grey dial, although the Vintage Black “Dark Side of the Moon” replica watch online is a close second.
I almost went for the gold and burgundy 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 with this pick, but was put off by the fact that the original version wasn’t good enough for Dick Nixon (look it up). Really, why did he pick that moment to be virtuous and not, say, another moment? This Moonshine gold-on-gold panda Omega Speedmaster super clone For Sale is such a baller piece, and more than up to the task of putting a modern Daytona to shame. It’s got a fantastic vintage look that recalls the livery of the old Lotus John Player Special F1 cars driven by Mario Andretti and Ayrton Senna, and it doesn’t get cooler than that.
The high quality fake Omega MoonSwatch just had to make the list, with its colourful democratisation of the Moonwatch experience for a whole new audience. There hasn’t been buzz around a new watch like this in ages, and I kinda love that they dropped it at the perfect moment to upstage this year’s Watches & Wonders. Not that I’ve been able to lay my hands on one, but I’m leaning toward the Mercury, the Jupiter, the Pluto, or the Alaska Project-esque Mission To Mars.
For the ultimate in stealth wealth, the 38.6mm Calibre 321 Omega Chronograph super clone Paypal UK in Canopus Gold flexes in the most discreet way possible. Its vintage size and countenance are supremely tasteful, and the born-again 321 movement is pitch-perfect, but the low-profile white gold chrono has a price tag that’s anything but humble: An eye-watering $81,000 USD.