When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in 1969 to start their journey to land the first humans on the Moon, the three astronauts were prepared with NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster Professional chronographs. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface, quickly followed by Buzz Aldrin – Michael Collins flew the Command Module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while his two crew members were on the lunar surface. And when Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the Moon, he had his Omega Speedmaster Professional strapped to the exterior of his spacesuit. After that, the Speedmaster became famous all over the world as the “Moonwatch.”
While, since the Speedmaster is now such a varied collection of different replica watches, the models known as Moon watches are the direct descendants of the watches worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts. Like their predecessors, the modern Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch models are stainless steel chronographs with 42mm cases, black tachymeter bezels, black dials, and hand-wound movements. The cases of the Moonwatch professionals are asymmetric, characterized by twisted lugs and crown guards.
Today, Omega gives the choice of Hesalite crystals (like the vintage versions) or modern scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, along with the choice of a matching steel bracelet or black leather strap. Apart from that, those Moonwatch models with sapphire crystals on the dial-side also have sapphire on the display case back for a view of the movement inside. Current production Moon watches run on Caliber 1861 (or the derivative, Caliber 1863, for the exhibition case back versions), which is distinguished from the original Caliber 321 that powered the original Speedmaster Professional fake watches that went to the moon.
One thing you can’t neglect here, it must be noted that Omega did revive the famed Caliber 321 movement in 2019 and has used it across some particular Speedmaster editions but not the regular production Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42 models – yet.
However, next time, we will talk about the main design specs between the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch vs. Speedmaster ’57. These specs apply to the regular-production models and not the particular limited-edition versions.
The year of 2021 marks 70 years since the original release of the Luminor collection by Panerai and, continuing the stream of new replica watches commemorating that anniversary this year, the brand has unveiled the Luminor Marina Ref. PAM01313. The new model comes on the heels of the unveiling of three ultra-luminous Luminor Marina models, together with the launch at Watches & Wonders 2021 of the new volcanic fibratech material developed by the brand and first applied to the Luminor design. Different from some of Panerai’s previous releases this year, the new PAM01313 will be a forever addition to the Luminor Marina collection.
This new Luminor Marina is foremost different by its deep blue sunray dial, finished using a satiné soleil method and accented throughout with highly visible Super-LumiNova details. The dial hosts a familiar modern Luminor configuration, complete with sandwiched markers throughout — enlarged Arabic numerals for the quarter hours, with prominent tick markers for the in-between positions — and a subtle date window at 3 o’clock. On the other side of the date window is a subdial, again using a sandwich dial structure that tracks the running seconds with a small, stylized pointer. There are two straight, sword-shaped hands on the whole dial for timing and minutes.
The model uses the familiar 44-mm x 15.65-mm Luminor-style case, complete with its faceted, pillow-style outline, thick straight lugs, massive encompassing crown guard, and smooth bezel. The sturdy brushed case offers a 300-meter water resistance, keeping the automatic movement inside, Replica Panerai‘s in-house P.9010 Calibre. This automatic mechanism is capable of three days of power storage and hides in a solid, stylized case. The watch comes standard with a blue alligator strap and a blue rubber band for those who like a sporty look.
To most casual watch watchers, almost all Panerai watches look essentially the same. After all, the brand adheres to a strict design language for all its models, derived from mid-20th century classics. These design traits include generously sized cushion-shaped cases, minimalist dials with a mix of Arabic numerals and stick hour markers, plenty of lume, and prominent winding crowns. However, there are some important, albeit subtle variances, between the different replica Panerai watches. So, if you’re completely unsure what kind of Panerai model you have, read on for some easy ways to spot the signs.
Today, Panerai makes three main case shapes: Luminor, Radiomir, and Submersible. Yet, there are also several variations of these cases like the Luminor 1950 and the Radiomir 1940, which we will get to below. Panerai usually includes the name of the main model on the dial of the watch. So, to find out what the Panerai model is, the first thing you need to do is check the dial for a name.
It’s crucial to note that the Submersible was once part of the Luminor collection, which explains why you’ll sometimes see “Luminor Submersible” on the dial. Panerai officially established the Submersible as a separate collection in 2019, so all Panerai Submersible watches produced before then will have both the Luminor and Submersible names on the dial.
Panerai Radiomir watches do not have any crown guards around the winding crown. The standard Radiomirs include a conical winding crown and thin wire lugs while the Radiomir 1940 models have a cylindrical winding crown and thicker lugs.
What’s more, Panerai Luminor replica watches have an oversized semi-circular crown guard bridge protecting the winding crown. You’ll sometimes hear the name Panerai Luminor Marina. This is not the name of a special model style, but rather, the label given to Panerai Luminor watches that include a running seconds indicator at 9 o’clock.
Although no longer part of the current collection, another Panerai model worth knowing is the Mare Nostrum, which draws its design inspiration from a vintage two-counter chronograph made in the 1940s for deck officers. ifferen the cushion-shaped cases of the Radiomir, Luminor, and Submersible, Panerai Mare Nostrum watches have round cases that are fitted with a pair of chronograph pushers framing the winding crown.
Overall, the fastest way to know what Panerai models you have is to remember that Radiomir watches don’t have a crown shield, fake watches have large semicircle crown shields, diving watches have rotating diving rings, and Mare Nostrum watches have circular cases with timing devices. So, do you have a favorite Panerai model?
Paying homage to an affiliation that has spanned more than century, Longines has created a limited edition pocket watch honoring equestrian racing – the Longines Equestrian Pocket Watch Jockey 1878. Hewn from solid 18k rose gold, the equestrian-themed pocket watch is said to imbue the Swiss watchmaker’s passion for horse racing, and features an engraved motif of a horse and jockey on its case back.
Limited to just 20 pieces in total, the Equestrian Pocket Watch Jockey 1878 is actually an exacting pocket watch Longines ever produced with a chronograph complication.
Besides, according to Longines, this early adaptation of what would go on to become one of the most important complications in both pocket watches and wristwatches alike, meant that their replica watches were very popular items at racetracks across North America in the twilight of the 19th century.
True to the original, which is kept at Longines’ museum in Saint-Imier, the exclusive pocket watch’s dial is very traditional, and features slim Roman numerals and an Arabic minute tracker decorating the crisp white dial.
The steel hands on the Equestrian Pocket Watch Jockey 1878 are finished with a distinctively blue hue, and the sub-dial, which displays the running seconds hand, is located at six o’clock.
Moreover, the engraved case back of the pocket watch can be opened so that owners can admire the bespoke movement, which has been made exclusively for Longines.
Housed inside the solid 55mm rose gold case is a manually wound movement which features a column-wheel chronograph, which can be actuated by pushing down on the engraved crown.
With Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival now in full swing, we reckon that the pocket watch could be a great addition to any outfit, and it’s refreshing to see a watchmaker with a history as rich as Longines still producing these classic timekeeping devices.
In addition to the already available blue, grey and black models, Longines is expanding its HydroConquest collection with three new models in many different kinds of variations of green.
The new replica Tissot gentleman is an outspoken timer. The basic idea behind it is very simple, to do a versatile, looking at a wallet is very direct, you can make it, give it some additional technical features that make it different from other watch price ranges, and use design cues more expensive watches are not so simple and easy from a very well-known company.
In regards to the amazing watch, there will be black, blue, and white dial models, and it’s going to be provided on both a steel bracelet with polished center links and on a strap. The movement is the 80-hour Powermatic movement with silicon hairspring, which should offer much stronger resistance to interference from magnetic fields than a conventional Navarro-type alloy.
Tissot replica has extensively and actively used Powermatic sports. And the extended power reserve and non-magnetic balance spring represent a set of technical features usually associated with much more expensive replica watches. The original version of the gentleman watch, introduced last February, had a slightly different phone and a cross dial with a two-tone watch in solid gold. The gold frame has been replaced by polished steel in the new model, the crosshair is gone, and the original alpha hand is now a little square.
Interestingly, this special version of the Gentleman did already exist, before the Powermatic version was announced – however, those are priced at a cheap price on a bracelet and have quartz movements, so if you happen to visit Tissot online and see a Gentleman with this design, at that price, it’s one of the quartz models.
However, the cost is so totally different that I find it difficult to begrudge the Gentleman its borrowing of design cues. The fake watch is going to be available at the end of October and the statement from Tissot says the retail price at launch will be $775 for bracelet models.
It may be perfectly true that the Gentleman is based on a vintage Tissot watch – I always wish, when a brand says there’s an original upon which a fashionable design is based, that they’d specify which one and provide images, but I don’t doubt that there was something in Tissot’s production in the 1960s to which the Gentleman bears a resemblance. In any case, the price is low enough, and the value offered high enough, to make it an interesting proposition in its own right. Its design may pay homage to an instantly recognizable watch from another company but the price sure doesn’t. Of course, the Gentleman is not equivalent to a Rolex in other important elements – to pick just one, Rolex is doing what I think is the best bracelet in any price business now; The list goes on and on. But if you want a snazzy watch that costs less than dinner for two and two theater tickets, you may want to get to know this slightly derivative but still attractive gentleman better.
While the Tudor brand has been found in the 1920s, the company is enjoying a strong Renaissance after it was “re-launched” in 2007 and reintroduced to the US market in 2013. Without a doubt, it’s the Tudor Black Bay that gains the most attention these days. However, the Tudor Heritage collection is also central to the brand’s revival. As the name suggests, the Heritage collection includes modern reinterpretations of vintage Tudor replica watches, and here we take a look at three of them.
In 1957, Tudor introduced the first alarm watch, Tudor Advisor 7926, with a 34mm Oyster case and two winding crowns, one at 2 o ‘clock to activate the alarm and one at 4 o ‘clock for time setting. It uses the manual winding Adolph Schild 1475 movement, and Tudor produced the Advisor 7926 until 1968.
In 2011, Tudor launched the first contemporary edition of the Tudor Heritage Advisor 79620T replica watch. Of course, Tudor redesigned the watch for a modern feel, opting for a wide 42mm titanium and steel case with an automatic movement. While there are several alternatives for different dial colors and bracelet, this special Heritage Advisor 79620T includes a matching steel bracelet and silver dial. There are ON/OFF alarm indicator of 9, alarm power reserve of 3, date sub-dial of 6, all protected by domed sapphire crystal.
In the 1960s, Tudor launched the Oyster Prince Ranger with a 34mm waterproof Oyster case, matte black dial and explorer-style dial featuring Arabic numerals at 3 o ‘clock, 6 o ‘clock and 9 o ‘clock positions. The dial has many glowing accents, the case has an automatic movement, and the Oyster style steel watch band includes a Rolex signature clasp. Tudor keeps producing the oyster prince ranger until 1988.
Fast forward to 2014, and Tudor showcases the faithful renditions of the vintage oyster prince Ranger and the Heritage Ranger 79910. The Tudor heritage ranger comes with a 41mm steel case that is 150m waterproof. Inside is a familiar black dial with three Arabic numerals. It is worth mentioning that Tudor chose to paint hour markers on the modern Heritage Ranger rather than using an application index in order to be faithful to the vintage version. Even the hands remain in the same as the original Ranger watch.
The Heritage Ranger 79910 comes with an automatic movement and has a power reserve of 38 hours, as indicated by the “automatic” on the dial.
In 1970, Tudor introduced its first chronograph series, the Oysterdate 7031, with a manually wound Valjoux movement (much like the old Rolex daytona). It comes with a large (at that time) 39mm stainless steel case with a pair of spiral timing buttons on the side of the upper crown.
To the untrained eye, most fake Panerai watches look very similar, so figuring out exactly what’s different between them can be challenging. However, once you get used to the Panerai watch, you’ll notice that each brings something different while still retaining the bold Panerai aesthetic that made the brand so famous. Today we’re talking about what the Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days will offer.
The fake Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days PAM609 sports a 45mm stainless steel case in the familiar Radiomir silhouette – cushion-case shape, wire lugs, no crown guards, and an oversized turnip-style winding crown. But, in spite of its large diameter, the PAM609 is relatively slim for Panerai standards, and sits comfortably on the wrist with a quite low profile.
As with most Panerai replica watches, the Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days houses a stark black dial with a mix of oversized and luminescent Arabic numerals and sticks. This special version has a “sandwich dial” – a style of dial that is constructed in layers, where the bottom layer includes the luminous material and the top layer features cutout indices to display the luminescence below.
The PAM609 is what is referred to as a “Marina model” in Panerai parlance, which essentially means that there is a running seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. In contrast, the PAM609’s sibling reference, the PAM610 is a “base model,” which means that it only consists of the hour and minute hands.
In case you’re wondering, the “Black Seal” label on the dial is a tribute to the Italian Royal Navy’s frogmen, also famous as “Gamma Group.” Panerai has a rich history of supplying these elite combat divers with Panerai dive fake watches as early as the 1930s.
Completing the look of the Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days PAM609 is a nice brown leather strap, accented with white stitching. The strap tapers slightly to meet the big stainless steel tang buckle, which is engraved with the Panerai name.
Turn the Panerai Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days PAM609 watch around, and you’ll get a notice of the manually-wound, in-house P.5000 movement operating at 21,600 beats per hour, via the sapphire caseback. Introduced in 2013, the P.5000 movement utilizes two mainspring barrels to achieve an 8-day power reserve, which echoes the vintage Panerai dive watches that were made for the Italian Navy about 70 years ago.
Although the Radiomir Black Seal 8 Days PAM609 is regarded as an entry-level Panerai watch, you get so much value with this unique model. Along with the unmistakable rolex replica, you also get an in-house movement and a power reserve that lasts for more than a week. That all makes for a value proposition that’s difficult to beat.
This year, was the last year for Audemars Piguet to attend the annual SIHH high watch and jewelry show. The brand has not express any specific post-SIHH plans but indicates that it will consider hosting future new product events in various locations worldwide. Aside from being able to target better themes for new products release, Audemars Piguet is going with a growing watch industry trend of not feeling obligated to announce new products every year. At the SIHH 2019 show, Audemars Piguet did take this chance to introduce their first new replica watch collection in a really long time with the Code 11. 59. Here I’d like to introduce more details of the Audemars Piguet Code 11. 59 Selfwinding Chronograph if you like.
The Code 11. 59 Self-Winding Chronograph is one of two Code 11. 59 products with a new movement named as the caliber 4401, which has a caliber collectors have been very popular. The Code 11. 59 Selfwinding Chronograph’s new in-house-made integrated chronograph instead the older module-based chronograph still used in a range of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore. Although Audemars Piguet says it will take some time to be fully phased in, the caliber 4401 movements will take place of many module-based chronograph movements in existing Audemars Piguet chronograph timepieces finally.
The announce of the caliber 4401 movement is the same important as the Code 11. 59 movement itself, but the movement is only worth to mention modestly in many aspects. Audemars Piguet hasn’t boasted the introduction of new technology or materials in the 4401, and its performance is adequate, but not outstanding. The movement eventually operates at 4Hz (versus 3Hz before) and now has a longer 70-hours power reserve. I would say that it was pleasant to operate the chronograph mechanism via the pushers, and the whole movement did feel refined. However, the price is expected at more than $40,000.
The movement has a particular appearance, with a pretty architecture that is enlivened with rather plenty of haute horology decoration. Over the movement is a highly skeletonized rotor with the brand’s initials. You can appreciate the movement through the watch’s caseback sapphire crystal.
Audemars Piguet’s stated purpose for the Code 11. 59 watch was to eventually introduce a round-cased fake watch that consumers were expected for. It seems not produced any more now, the Jules Audemars was the brand’s previous round-cased watch collection. I was always a fan of the Jules Audemars and complained its lack of demand on too-minimal advertising. It also existed in a crowded space of “mature looking” round dress timepieces which have more in common with each other rather than distinction.
Since Audemars Piguet didn’t want to produce yet another dressy-style vintage-appeal round watch case, it began to design a case worthy of the macho jewelry appeal of modern Royal Oak-family timepieces. That is to say, the Code 11. 59 case is extremely different from all other Audemars Piguet replica watches. Except the brand logo, as for me, the design of the Code 11. 59’s strap buckle is the only design element that hearkens to the rest of the Audemars Piguet watch family.
Audemars Piguet much ballyhooed the construction and tight tolerances of the Code 11. 59’s 41mm-wide and 12. 6mm-thick (water resistant to 30 meters) case. Firstly, the chronograph will come in an 18k white or pink gold case (each with a black or blue dial color option). The skeletonized lugs are actually attached to the bezel and the caseback neatly fits as if the lugs physically connect to it. The case polishing is an appealing mixture of brushed and delicately polished surfaces. I found it’s comfortable to wear and look pretty, although I realize that there are a few years for its novelty at Audemars Piguet before people begin to associate it as an aesthetic connected to the brand.
It’s a pity that it lacks of a matching metal bracelet for 2019. All Code 11. 59 watches come in precious metal cases, without any other available materials at present. Therefore, a matching bracelet would also need to be in precious meta, which largely increase the cost of the watch (probably by about double). What’s more, consumer price sensitivity drops quite a bit after $50,000 or so, so in my opinion, if there were an attractive metal bracelet choose for the Code 11. 59, there would be plenty of buyers. The Royal Oak itself is mostly popular because of its exceptional bracelet and now it’s iconic.
Over the dial of the Code 11. 59 is double-domed sapphire crystal which gives a sort of optical illusion as though it is curved. It makes that a bit more fun when looking at the case, and though it doesn’t help the dial legibility situation, I don’t think it affects noticeably it.
I agree with the opinion comes from a collector I admire who shared a piece of wisdom. Neither of us is specially crazy about the dial designs for the Code 11. 59 three-hand and chronograph models. However, since it’s easy to redo for dials and hands elements, we have enough confidence to witness the Code 11. 59 watches with new versions you except in the future. And I hope this day would come soon as possible as it can.
In 2019 SIHH, there were quite plenty of outstanding timepieces released, including the Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Limited Edition and the Hermes Arceau L’Heure de la Lune. In all, it’s easy for me to spot this year’s watch trends via viewing the trade show. And ladies’ watches is one of the popular trends I want to focus on! Here I’d like to introduce some of my favorite ladies’ pieces from SIHH this year.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 38mm
To be honest, I am a crazy fan of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Last year I put my ref. 15450 37mm Royal Oak in stainless steel on wrist nearly everyday, in my opinion, I think it is one of the best luxury sports replica watches out there. Not to mention it looks handsome on almost everyone (but actually). However, I have always felt that the smaller options from AP is not available for supply, since there’s only the 33mm (which is typically quartz) or 37mm and both sizes are just the standard Royal Oak which is fine except the options women want. Cue the 38mm Royal Oak Chronograph in four configurations – stainless steel or rose gold with two dials variants for each. Because I love gold, I went with the rose gold version and the silvered dial. This sporty timepiece with in-house caliber 2385 is fit for any wrist and most occasions. I would even deign to say that it rivals the Rolex Daytona! I still love you the most except for the RBOW. This rose gold version retails at $52,700 and you can click here to read more about the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph in 38mm.
The Richard Mille RM 07-03 Marshmallow from the Bonbon Collection.
The comments of the Richard Mille RM 07-03 Marshmallow from the Bonbon Collection is quiet polarizing. To all you naysayers out there I encourage you to broaden your horizons and give this watch another chance, since this might be the most handsome and beautiful timepiece that come out of SIHH ever before. While I totally understand that Richard Mille is out of reach, esoteric, to be honest, a little gauche you can’t fault the man for creating a line based on people’s favorite sweets. I mean he made a collection of wrist candy for all of you. Literally. Puns aside, this watch is also fascinating aesthetically. The case is made of lavendar pink TZP ceramic and white ATZ ceramic and the dial is 5N red gold with hand-worked enamel. I suppose if only it weren’t so expensive since it details at $153,000 for the record, this model might be the coolest dedicated ladies’ watch out there. You can click here to know more.
The Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Lady Opal
The independent watchmaker Romain Gauthier announced their very first ladies’ watch, the Insight Micro-Rotor Lady in 2018. This was a very popular watch that used the same technology, finishing, and movement as the original Insight Micro-Rotor. The watch is 39.5mm in 18k red gold with a 22k gold diamond-set micro-rotor. The watch has an opal dial rather than mother-of-pearl dial this year. Opals are notoriously soft stones, so I can imagine it was a challenge to get the right cut (similarly to very hard stones but for different reasons). I have the same sentiment as I did about last year’s introduction- it is still refreshing to see independent brands continuing to create women’s cheap replica watches like the Insight Micro-Rotor and F.P. Journe elegante. Similarly impressive is the fact that Romain Gauthier has assisted to design a plenty of the Chanel watches, which continuously make a deep impression in the watch industry for a number of years. This timepiece is priced at CHF 95,000 and you can click here to read more about it.
The Piaget Altiplano Ref. 44031 Flying Tourbillon With Full Pave Dial
What would a ladies’ round-up be without a full pave flying tourbillon? There’s not much I tell you. Here the latest collection from Piaget, a numbered (but not strictly limited) reference 44031 Altiplano fully iced out, indicating Piaget has gone full circle from the ultra-thin (and ultra-understated) concept watch to the ultra-sparkly. I prefer this timepiece for its unabashed presence and while I am not a crazy tourbillon fan I respect that Piaget went all out with this one, using the caliber 670P movement (which comes in at just 4.6mm thick). And the reason why the dial display is asymmetrical (and so tiny) if you are wondering it’s that Piaget wanted to keep the movement as slim as possible. The price of this beauty carries at CHF 220,000, you can click here to know more about it if you are interesting.
Do you know why people love the classic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch? One of the more reason is that its whole design changed a bit little over the years. No watch can remain in continuous production for over half a century without some capacity involved. Nevertheless, Omega still sells a version of the Speedmaster that is nearly the same to the original design from 1957.
Today, Omega provides two different configurations for their classic, manually wound, Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. The first is the traditional version that uses a stainless steel caseback and a Hesalite (acrylic/plastic) crystal; the second model swaps out the solid caseback for a display back, and the Hesalite crystal for a sapphire crystal, making a nickname of ‘Sapphire Sandwich’ among enthusiasts and collectors. Even if the movements used inside the two watches are the same from functionality aspect, the version inside the ‘Sapphire Sandwich’ (caliber 1863) is more luxury decoration than the variant in the regular version (caliber 1861), as it is displayed constantly via the watch’s sapphire caseback.
Omega firstly started using display casebacks on the Speedmaster roughly 1980, but they were only fitted to limited edition or numbered pieces, rather than regular production models until around 1987. For a short period of time between 1987 and 2003, Omega manufactured a different, regular production run variation of their classic, Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, which offered the best of both worlds for customers, and was a 50/50 mix between the two versions of the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch that can be found in current Omega catalog.
The reference 3592.50 was the first non-limited edition of Speedmaster Professional to receive a sapphire caseback. From the front, the watch looks the same with the regular Speedmaster Professional, complete with its signature, domed Hesalite crystal. While you can see gilt-finished, caliber 863 movement through its sapphire caseback if you flip the watch over. The reference 3592.50 remained in production until about 1996, almost all version left the factory with tritium dials and hands originally due to the timing of its production run.
Omega replica released the near identical reference 3572.50 to replace the reference 3592.50 around 1996. The main difference between the two watches was the movement that was fitted to them. The reference 3572.50 received Omega’s caliber 1863 movement, with rhodium finishing and Geneva stripes rather than the golden-color of the caliber 863. Roughly 1998, Omega began fitting the reference 3572.50 with dials and hands that used Super-LumiNova to provide them with their luminescence, instead of radioactive tritium like previous version.
By 2003, Omega had discontinued the reference 3572.50, and announced the reference 3573.50 to replaced it, which swapped out the domed acrylic crystal of its predecessor for a box-shaped sapphire crystal, earning it the nickname of the ‘Sapphire Sandwich’ Speedmaster Professional. Actually, the ‘Sapphire Sandwich’ was the same internally to the reference 3572.50 and still featured Omega’s caliber 1863 movement visible through its sapphire crystal display caseback. While, since the different shape and material of its crystal the overall look and feel of the dial-side of the watch was changed obviously.
The reference 3592.50 and the reference 3572.50 are being discontinued, however they now have several different nicknames. During the time that they remained in Omega’s collection, they were simply known as sapphire-back Speedmaster Professional replica watches, while many collectors now regularly refer them to as ‘Hesalite Sandwich’ Speedmasters. Alternatively, a few number of individuals choose to call them ‘Mullet’ Speedmaster Professionals, because of their ‘business in the front’ (NASA-approved Hesalite), ‘party in the back’ (sapphire crystal with decorated movement) construction.
It would be a quite hyperbole that the Speedmaster has remained ‘unchanged’ since its initial version launched more than sixty years ago. Nevertheless the current production model is about as close to the original as it could hope for from a modern watch. While the standard Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is reliable to the original, and the ‘Sapphire Sandwich’ is an absolutely contemporary timepiece with a classic aesthetic, for the person who not only wants a classic Omega Moonwatch but also to appreciate the complex inner workings of Omega’s most iconic timepiece, the ‘Hesalite Sandwich’ Speedmaster references are the best choice undoubtedly.