Some people think that the designator in the reference number (145.022-xx) has something to do with the production year, but that’s not entirely correct. Not every year has a unique designator, so searching for a 145.022-75 or 145.022-77 as a birth-year Speedmaster is pointless. Rather, Swiss made fake Omega used these designators when a Speedmaster received some sort of update. With the introduction of the cheap replica Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022-74 (in 1975, mind you) Omega dropped the step dial for the iconic Moonwatch, only to see a return in 2018 with the perfect replica Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday Ultraman and in the current Moonwatch references since 2021.
An example of a minor change resulting in a new iteration is the luxury fake Omega Speedmaster Pro with reference 145.022-76, which simply has a slight change in typography on the dial. The “S” in “Speedmaster” became longer than it was with the predecessors. This was subsequently replaced in 1979 by the reference 145.022-78 when AAA quality replica Omega changed case manufacturers (Huguenin Frères ceased to exist). For those searching for a birth-year watch from the 1980s, that iteration was dropped in 1981/1982, and it was just reference 145.0022 until it became reference 3590.50 in 1988 when high quality fake Omega changed its coding system for reference numbers. This often leads to confusion since “145.022” can still be found engraved on the inside of the case back. That’s because 145.022 became the reference number for the steel case itself, like a part number.
Exceptions with exceptional prices Not all Swiss movement copy Omega Speedmaster Professional models with reference 145.022 are priced the same. It depends on the production year, but mainly, it’s about the execution and the condition. A 145.022 with a straight-text engraving on the case back (-69 iteration) will fetch more than a later 145.022-71. But a 145.022-71 with no text at all on the case back — the so-called “Non-NASA” replica watches online uk, which are very rare — will fetch more than the 145.022-69 with straight text. The step-dial models are also somewhat more popular than the later (post-1975) copy watches for sale unless the condition of the latter is impeccable. When you add boxes and papers, it becomes a different game.
I was on holiday in Spain in the summer of 2018, sitting next to the hotel pool, when suddenly, I saw on my phone that perfect replica Omega UK had introduced this watch for the Japanese market. After inquiring at Omega HQ, I received more information on the set of five Speedmasters for the then-upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. My favorite was this model, luxury fake Omega ref. 5126.96.36.199.06.001, with a red tachymeter insert and platinum-look dial. It was like no previous Speedmaster Professional variation and added some color to my mostly black-dial Speedmaster collection.
Only 2020 pieces Of each model, Swiss made replica Omega produced 2020 pieces to commemorate the year in which the Tokyo Games should have occurred. Aside from that, Omega introduced 55 sets with all five watches, as you can read here. I have one of these watches, and a few other Fratello team members do as well, and it’s a great edition of the iconic chronograph. This 42mm cheap fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Tokyo 2020 was dubbed “Rising Sun” by our own Michael Stockton in this 2018 article, and the nickname has been in use ever since.
Special packaging for the Speedmaster Tokyo 2020 The AAA quality fake Omega Speedmaster “Rising Sun” and the other Tokyo 2020 models were all delivered in special Olympic Games-themed white boxes. We are offering the complete set, including the Tokyo 2020 white leather wallet with all the official cards. You can find the 1:1 super clone Omega Speedmaster Pro ref. 5188.8.131.52.06.001 in our online shop here.
Albino This perfect fake Omega Speedmaster Professional ref. 3593.20 (or 3893.20 on a leather strap), introduced in 1997 for the Italian market, doesn’t have a stark white dial. It’s more of a cream or off-white dial, at best. This luxury replica Omega UK commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Speedmaster (1957) and was limited to 500 pieces only. It used a sapphire crystal on both sides, so you could also observe the 1863 movement inside. This caliber was a more nicely decorated version of the standard Lemania-based 1861. It was introduced around the same time as the 3570.50, the first cheap replica Omega Speedmaster Professional to use caliber 1861 and Super-LumiNova. The Speedmaster Albino dial and hands also featured Super-LumiNova. This copy watch is extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts, but with only 500 pieces in existence, it is not easy to find. The clean dial makes it a very wearable and likable version of the classic Speedmaster Professional.
Apollo XIII prototype Here’s the one 1:1 replica Omega Speedmaster you can’t have, no matter the funds you are willing to bring to the table. It’s a prototype of a Speedmaster Apollo XIII commemorative edition, and it resides in the Omega Museum in Biel. Many years ago — I think it was even during my first visit to the museum back in 2011 — I was able to take a picture of this specific watch. The white dial has an Apollo XIII mission patch at 9 o’clock and is topped with blue hands. The dial and hands have tritium lume, as all Speedmasters did at the time (1995). Since this is a put-together watch, I assume that Swiss super clone Omega just took an older bracelet (1171 or 1450) and used the caliber 861 chronograph.
Is it time for a new white-dial Speedmaster in the collection? Swiss movement replica Omega UK introduced some other white-dial Speedmaster Professional models over the years. Among them are the bicolor versions from the 1980s as well as the Broad Arrow “Professional” models with a moonphase complication. The ones listed in this article are my favorites, though.
My apologies for the poor Photoshop skills, but the image above is just there to give you an idea of how a white-dial Omega Speedmaster fake for sale could look today. As I’ve stated in other articles (and Mike also did here recently), I miss the days when Omega would please us Speedmaster enthusiasts with some variation on the Professional collection. I would love to see some (new) variations on the classic Speedmaster, and I wouldn’t mind adding a new white-dial version to my collection. How about you? Let us know if you’d like to see a new white top quality copy Omega Speedmaster in the comments.