It’s safe to say that collaborations are a surefire way to turn heads, but none have ever done so like this year’s perfect replica Omega x Swatch UK. When Kim Jones was at Louis Vuitton and announced a special collab with skate-brand Supreme, the hype world lost its collective mind. More recently, when the creative minds at say Gucci and North Face combined forces, the hysteria still amasses special attention. Another case in point, Mercedes x Palace dropped something together earlier this week and it hits the spot immediately – it’s the lure of the unexpected that gets us.
In the super clone watch world, collabs are nothing new either. In the past 12 months, some garnered ridiculous amounts of today’s favoured currency to trade in – hype (Patek Philippe x Tiffany’s), while others pitted two attractive target audiences together and made some rather sensical end products together (TAG Heuer x Porsche, Breitling x Triumph, Girard Perregaux x Aston Martin). They all act as one of two things: either an extension of something you already have (an Aston Martin), or an entry point to something you aspire to have (a Porsche) but can’t afford. Some collaborations get labelled as gimmicky, some just quietly go about their way and work.
This luxury replica Omega and Swatch joint mission takes the art of collaboration to the next level though. The journey started nine months ago in a meeting room in Biel with Omega CEO Raynald Aeschlimann, Swatch creative director Carlo Giordanetti and AAA fake Omega UK head of product design Gregory Kissling and Hayek all tasked with coming up with a collaboration that will hit the spot. And the 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster MoonSwatch collection is what they decided on, as the CEO of Swatch Group Nick Hayek tells GQ.
“Collabs are very fashionable, between Gucci, Balenciaga, whoever is working together. But often it’s just a marketing gig where you put the logos from one to the product of the other one and that’s it. Here we wanted to go a step further, because we have an iconic brand like Swiss movement replica Omega, that has a product that is an icon in the Swiss watch industry, the Speedmaster. And on the other side, Swatch is an icon because it has saved the Swiss watch industry. When everybody was only focusing on luxury, Swatch was there, and Swatch is an innovator,” says Hayek. It was his late father who was responsible for saving the Swiss super clone watch industry and today, with this collaboration, Hayek Jr may well be the man responsible for evolving it and shaping the future.
There are 11 pieces, all named after planets and each with their own unique colourway. The material for all of the pieces is bioceramic, which is patented by Swatch. This is an important differentiation for high quality replica Omega, as it’s a forward-looking new material and demonstrates something new and progressive. All models have a Velcro strap and feature supernova for the indexes and also for the hands. This lume is exactly the same type of Super-LumiNova used for cheap fake Omega Speedmasters, emitting a green emission in the dark.
None of the pieces are limited edition or numbered. True to the top replica Omega Speedmaster’s form, the diameter of the watch is 42mm, the thickness is 13mm and the MoonSwatch shares the same glass material for the case. The readability of the chronograph display is also extremely Swiss copy Omega Speedmaster like, which is all the more impressive because all watches are being manufactured from the Swatch factories. On each caseback sits an image of the respective planet each is. These are sat over the battery and have come directly from NASA.