Baselworld 2017 was a rather strong year for Swiss Omega replica speedmaster fake watches UK who had over 170 new timepieces to debut. Our meeting with the brand was… overwhelming to say the least. Most important for me was the fact that a good number of their new watches were excellent, offering interesting new variations or improvements on existing classics. 2017 is the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster which debuted in 1957 and the show predictably saw a number of new models, including the Omega Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Master Chronometer which this year has 10 different models.
Omega previewed this watch prior to Baselworld 2017, and we covered it with the pre-final name of Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Automatic Master Chronometer here. While the Speedmaster Racing focused on the motorsports origins of the Speedmaster, it is really a replacement of the now discontinued Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph. This latter model is really the modern-era Speedmaster in a larger 44.25mm-wide case Omega speedmaster copy watches, and when it debuted more than five years ago was a big deal given that it contained the very impressive in-house-made Omega caliber 9300 automatic movement.
Since the 9300 movement was originally released, Omega has introduced the Co-Axial Master Chronometer standards which, among other things, mean that the movements bearing this name contain both anti-magnetic parts and are METAS certified. Thus, the caliber 9900 (and 9901 with gold) are the modern Co-Axial Master Chronometer versions of the older and now discontinued caliber 9300.
The 9900 family automatic movement is visible through the now more rounded sapphire crystal caseback. It operates at 4Hz (28,800bph), which is more than the 3.5Hz of some previous Co-Axial Escapement replica Omega movements. The escapement uses a silicon balance spring and has 60 hours of power reserve between two mainspring barrels. The movement has the time with subsidiary seconds dial, and a full 12-hour chronograph with both the chronograph minute and hour counter hands in the same (right) subdial. It has the date at 6 o’clock. The movement is both METAS certified and COSC Chronometer certified, even though the former certification makes the latter one more or less redundant.