At Baselworld 2016, you will see a number of new movements and models that carry the Master Chronometer rating.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Steel Replica Watch is no stranger to the lunar surface, given that it was the first watch worn on the moon. And as a
Master Chronometer, this watch celebrates another pioneering moment: OMEGA’s exacting new standard of testing,
set in late 2015, by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).
These include the entire collection of new Seamaster Planet Ocean watches, the new Constellation Small Seconds
model for ladies, and the omega speedmaster moonphase blue replica watch with its stunning blue dial. The first thing that strikes you
about this extraordinary new timepiece is the representation of the moon. It has never looked more realistic. The high
resolution image, in sharply contrasting black and white, is as detailed as a NASA photograph; so detailed in fact, that a
closer look reveals an astronaut’s footprint.
We are also presenting a new version of last year’s successful Globemaster – this time as an Annual Calendar with a
grey dial. During the course of the year, several other Master Chronometer watches will also be unveiled.
True to its name, the timepiece displays the phases of the moon. Contrary to popular belief, a lunar month is not 30
days, but slightly more than 29.5 days. A difficult time span to manage for a standard gear train, but OMEGA’s
Moonphase is up to the task. Its highly accurate mechanism only needs adjusting after 10 years, and all it takes is a few
turns of the crown.
And it’s not just the moon’s wobbles kept in check. The watch is also balanced visually, with twin two-handed subdials,
to create a beautifully symmetrical look.
The omega speedmaster replica has many other striking features: including a stunning sun-brushed blue dial, ceramic
bezel and stainless steel case. Liquidmetal® has been used on the tachymeter scale; another Speedmaster first, and a
closer look reveals rhodium-plated circles on the subdials.
Though the hands are classic Speedmaster, the internal workings are a giant leap forward. The revolutionary new 9904
movement is made up of 368 components and marks the start of a whole new era in watchmaking.
Of course, no OMEGA Replica Watch is complete without the ultimate finishing touch. For a watch with such a stunning blue
dial, it has to be a blue leather strap, clasped with a foldover buckle.