I've taken a break from the replicamagic3.to showcase and I'm here to show you a few replica watches that I'm very excited about our inventory. These are the limited edition Omega replica Speedmaster series, especially the blue and white combination on the dial, often referred to as the "Blue Panda" by some collectors. I think it looks absolutely beautiful. It's interesting that the traditions celebrated by these two special watches are two very different things, and I'm happy to tell you more about them here. The reissue of the classic Speedmaster watch is nothing new for OMEGA. From the Omega replica Speedmaster with its broad arrow hands and steel bezel to the first Omega Spacecraft commemorating the 1962 space trip, the company has not hesitated to pay tribute to its history. For the most part, however, OMEGA does it well - no easy task when dealing with a watch as popular as the Speedmaster, not to mention how detail-oriented collectors feel when using a vintage watch.
A Commemorative Edition
We'll start with this one. This is the 40th anniversary edition of the Gemini IV space mission, which I believe was the second moonwalk completed by NASA - lasting four full days. So, as with these Speedmasters, this was a technical marvel at the time. It's a tribute to many of the great lunar missions, and probably not to the space missions that NASA was involved in. This mission actually predated the Apollo moon mission by about four years, but they were still wearing Omega Speedmasters, so this is a celebration. Like many replica watches, it does have a hand-wound chronograph movement and the Hesalite crystal is like all great lunar watches. Specifically, what you'll notice on the dial that stands out is the red line, not the Omega Speedmaster, which actually reads 1965 to 2005, which is of course the 40th anniversary of that amazing mission. Now, on the back, many of these commemorative pieces actually have NASA mission patches on the back cover. That's a little bit different because Gemini IV was actually the last mission that NASA didn't have a mission patch on. They didn't wear anything similar on this mission, so for that reason, they actually have the ability to be innovative on this mission. So, it has a nice red logo on the back with a man engraved on the back with a spacewalk and the names of the two astronauts who actually completed the mission. It's White and McDevitt, of course, two great astronauts who were obviously part of many great [releases]. This is a limited edition of the 2005 piece that was released in 2006.
The Internal Movement
Inside the movement: the hand-wound chronograph caliber 1861. I know, you're probably thinking to yourself, for example, "But the original moon watch used the famous caliber 321!" True, but Omega has not regularly sent the 321-powered Omega replica Speedmaster since Lyndon B. Johnson was president and certified it for a NASA flight in 1972 with the caliber 861 for a later mission into space. 1861 is a direct descendant of 861, with only nominal differences, and the 1861 Speedsmasters power is currently being used on the International Space Station for EVAs (extravehicular activities), also known as spacewalks.
Limited Collector's Item
It's so good for collectors because you won't find a blue and white dial combination since you did, because of course they released this watch here. This is another important part of OMEGA's watchmaking heritage, which is of course their relationship with the Olympic Games. OMEGA has been the official timekeeper of the games since 1932. In fact, they have many different commemorative watches to celebrate all these different events. As we all know, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will not take place this summer. Like a lot of things, it's going to be postponed until next year. They actually released this watch in 2018 as part of their massive rollout. This is actually only for the Japanese market, but we certainly won't encounter any similar trivia at replicamagic3.to. So this is now on sale on our website and ready to ship today. At first glance, it looks exactly the same as the other watch I showed you, the only exception being that this one does not have an anniversary date. It actually just has the Omega replica Speedmaster indicated in red. While you can't see it, this dial is actually hard sapphire rather than Hesalite crystal as this is technically a commemorative Moonwatch. so much so that this particular unit does also have a manual winding 1861 movement. They did re-release this watch for 2018, much to the delight of many collectors, who do find it increasingly difficult to obtain the Moonwatch version from 2006. Regardless, this is an absolutely beautiful colorway and either of these replica watches would make an excellent addition to a chronograph or Omega collector who is looking for some sort of commemoration of these amazing events. We are now selling them on replicamagic3.to. So if you have any questions about them or would like to take them home with you, please give us a call, send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.