Omega revamped its ubiquitous Moonwatch, giving it a thorough makeover that included an upgraded movement in the form of the Master Co-Axial cal. 3861. This year, Omega follows up with the Speedmaster Replica Moonwatch 42 mm Moonshine Gold.
Omega’s proprietary pale-yellow gold alloy, Moonshine Gold was developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Moon landing, so it comes as no surprise that the alloy has made its way into the latest-generation Speedmaster with the cal. 3861.
The Cheap Omega Replica are possibly the most striking version of the latest Moonwatch. Both iterations of the Speedmaster Moonshine Gold are in popular colours; green is currently hot and while Omega may not score points in originality, the brand is delivering what the market wants at the moment.
That said, the execution of the new Speedmasters is done well. The restrained use of modern material such as ceramic for the bezel insert gives the Omega Replica Watch a polished yet traditional look, allowing it to retain the essence of its bestselling model. Put simply, it still looks like a Speedmaster Moonwatch, which is what matters.
And the unique, pale yellow tone of Moonshine Gold gives the new Speedmaster a slightly vintage look, albeit one with elements that are clearly modern. At the same time, the colour of the metal allows for a subtlety in appearance in spite of the large amount of gold, especially in the bracelet model.
The Omega Replica Swiss Made isn’t quite a value proposition but priced fairly relative to other Speedmasters. The prices are on par with the Sedna Gold version and slightly less than the Canopus Gold variant.
For the ones who prefer uniformity in colour and material, the “panda” dial would be the variant of choice. The dial is a solid disc of Moonshine Gold and matched with black hands and indices, which have just enough contrast. The combination is not too jarring, as it might be with a traditional black-on-white “panda” dial.
And for someone who wants something more trendy, there’s the all-green Luxury Replica model that has a green bezel and dial. Though the colour is new, the unbroken colour from bezel and dial means it resembles the traditional Moonwatch.
Amongst them is a Co-Axial escapement made of anti-magnetic alloys, giving it high levels of magnetism resistance. Like all high-end Best Omega Replica calibres, the cal. 3861 is certified by the federal Swiss measurements authority METAS, making the Speedmaster a Master Chronometer.