First launched in 1957 and designed for the world of automotive racing, the highly versatile design of the classic Speedmaster made it an incredibly practical timepiece, but the version that was flight-qualified by NASA and used during the early days of human space exploration was never actually built for that specific task. At its core, the classic Replica Speedmaster Moonwatch is a racing chronograph, but that has not stopped Omega from producing other versions of the Speedmaster over the years that have been designed from the ground up for use in environments outside of this planet.
The case is crafted from brushed grade 2 titanium and measures 45mm in diameter by 14.9mm-thick — which sounds absolutely massive, yet it manages its size surprisingly well and is quite wearable on the wrist. Even the classic Cheap Omega Replica Speedmaster Moonwatch has a 42mm case diameter, and the fact that the X-33’s case slightly extends around its crown and the four pushers that are used to operate its digital functions give it on-paper dimensions that are quite a bit larger than the on-wrist presence they actually provide. Additionally, part of the thickness is due to a dual-level caseback design, which features an additional layer that serves as a resonator to help amplify the watch’s extra-loud alarm.
The outside of the caseback features Omega’s famous seahorse emblem, along with an engraving denoting that the model is tested and qualified by the ESA. Where the Marstimer begins to differ from the existing X-33 Skywalker is when it comes to its bezel. Rather than having an insert made from black ceramic, the new Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer Famous Replica Watches features a bezel insert made from oxalic anodized aluminum in a red hematite color that is intended to be reminiscent of the red dust on Mars. The same red hematite color is echoed on an accenting ring that appears on the pusher protruding from the 10 o’clock position, but other than these small dashes of reddish brown, the overall external case of the watch is near identical to the existing X-33 Skywalker, and it, therefore, offers the same 20mm lug width, along with an identical 30 meters of water resistance.
Rather than being bright red with a black base, the seconds hand fitted to the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Marstimer features a gradient effect that fades from black at the base to the model’s signature red hematite color at its tip. Beyond the color of the seconds hand, the dial itself is the exact same, and it features a large digital screen that serves as the background for the trio of centrally-mounted hands, along with luminous hour markers and the obligatory “Omega Replica Watches Speedmaster Professional” branding appearing at the 3 o’clock location.
The Omega X-33 range is all about functionality, and the “dial” is not about showcasing intricate designs or finishing, but rather offering access to a wide variety of practical information. As a digital screen, Omega’s current design does this quite well, and other than engineering a new type of screen, there would be no functional reason to change the dial fitted to the X-33 Marstimer.
Other than the pops of red hematite color, the biggest changes to accompany the new Luxury Omega Speedmaster Replica are in regards to the additional functionality of its high-accuracy quartz movement. Powered by the Omega Caliber 5622, the battery-powered, thermo-compensated quartz movement offers all of the same advanced functionality as the movement inside the X-33 Skywalker (Cal. 5619), such as the ability to track MET, along with multiple alarms, and a perpetual calendar.
Lastly, included with the new model is a matching titanium bracelet, which is crafted from both grade 2 and grade 5 titanium and follows the previous Speedmaster bracelet design, rather than the updated version that debuted on the new Moonwatch models with Cal. 3861 movements. Additionally, the new Omega Quality Replica Watches also comes with an alternate NATO strap that features thin accenting stripes on the edges in the same red hematite color that can be found throughout the rest of the watch, plus a color-coordinated strap changing tool to facilitate swapping between the two options.