Omega likes special editions; some are attractive in theme and execution, while others lack imagination. The new Cheap Omega Seamaster Chronograph Replica belongs entirely to the former category-due to some novel technical features, it is definitely more exciting than last year’s America’s Cup Planet Ocean.
It combines features specifically designed for yachts, including a regatta countdown on the minute recorder. The most unusual is the “Chrono Lock”, which is located on the side of the case and prevents the chronograph from starting.
The Omega Replica Watch dial and bezel are made of blue ceramic, while the bezel markings are made of white enamel-just like the standard model. However, the watch contains elements specific to this version.
One is a red anodized aluminum regatta countdown ring for the minute recorder-the countdown is usually five or ten minutes-which features a hole that shows the elapsed hour counter below. The counterweight of the central seconds hand is the same shape as the America’s Cup trophy. In addition, the buttons are respectively coated with rubber, red and blue to reflect the logo of the America’s Cup.
But this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Replica watch has a more practical update: a new quick-change system that can easily switch between a metal bracelet and a rubber strap through the slider on the back of each. Both are included in the watch, and thanks to the system, they can be replaced without tools.
Like the standard model, the cal. 9900, a high-spec movement that features a column wheel, vertical clutch, Co-Axial escapement, and METAS chronometer certification, essentially all of Omega’s recent innovations in terms of movement technology.