Here we are again, Ben. We’ve seen this match-up between the Rolex Daytona and the perfect fake Omega Speedmaster. As much as I adore Rolex and quite a few of its models from the Submariner to the Oyster Perpetual, the Daytona is different. I’ve said this before, but the hype of the modern-day Daytona escapes me. It’s not that I’m trying to be counter-cultural, as I find the history of the top copy Rolex Daytona fascinating, especially with the hand-winding era. It’s just that the modern interpretation loses my interest.
In its first guise, the aaa replica Rolex Daytona was a captivating chronograph, thanks in no small part to the reserved yet revered king of cool, Paul Newman. But with the introduction of the automatic Daytona in 1988, I felt the magic disappear. Now, when I look at this yellow gold 116518LN, I can see a generic luxury chronograph. For me, whatever lineage there was to the original Daytona is gone. It’s unusual as Rolex is typically the master of making iterative improvements on its icons without spoiling the heritage. With the high end fake Rolex Daytona, however, the Crown went a little buck wild.
Connecting the current Moonwatch with the past
Regarding historical connections, luxury fake Omega has a better track record with the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. Although, for me, it was not love at first sight with the Moonshine golden panda. Omega introduced this variant earlier in the year along with the Moonshine gold green dial/bezel variant. I went hands-on with the green Moonshine here, which I enjoyed on the green alligator leather strap. Yet, seeing a Moonwatch on a rubber strap took some getting used to. This is the first time that Swiss made replica Omega has released a Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch on a rubber strap. Omega also offers the golden panda on the 1479-style gold bracelet with a PUSH extension clasp, which would be my pick.
But despite the gold-and-rubber combo seeming a bit weird at first, it was a different story on my wrist. I previously had the pleasure of reviewing the 1:1 replica Omega Speedmaster Professional 300M Chronograph in Sedna gold. The rubber strap’s comfort makes that big Seamaster seem entirely wearable and properly supports the weighty gold case. But the Sedna gold Seamaster chronograph is a dive watch, so would the gold-and-rubber concept transpose to the iconic super clone Omega Speedmaster? I am drawn to the mix of rubber and gold. As you said, Ben, the original Hublot by the visionary Carlo Crocco first combined these materials. There is something very provocative about the clash of styles, or as Jean-Claude Biver would say, “the Art of Fusion.”
Translating the past to the future
While many Speedmaster models have changed the formula entirely, the Moonwatch is sacred territory. That’s perhaps why it has taken so long to get the rubber treatment. Besides the strap, the Moonshine golden panda has the trusted 42mm asymmetrical case. Unlike the Daytona’s gold PVD dial, AAA quality replica Omega renders the step dial in solid gold with a sunburst finish. It creates a far more mesmerizing style than the Daytona’s brass effort. The contrast is also striking with the black sub-dials and black Ceragold ceramic bezel.
Swiss made fake Omega uses black PVD hands and markers to stand against the gold background. Conversely, the Daytona has yellow gold hands that blend in against the matching dial — not what you want for a legible chronograph. Overall, the Moonshine golden panda’s mixture of colors and textures is far more pleasing to the eye. Including the rubber strap, the shifting surfaces create a contrasting yet harmonious aesthetic. The matte black rubber strap tapers from 20mm at the case to 16mm at the matching Moonshine folding clasp. To embrace the story of the Moonwatch, best super clone Omega subtly embosses a lunar-surface texture on the inside of the strap. While it’s business on the outer surface of the strap, a party is happening on the underside.
The Moonwatch is a storyteller at heart
The story continues when you turn the watch around with caliber 3861 visible through the sapphire case back. With the rhodium-plating, this is the same movement that powers all the current Swiss movement fake Omega Moonwatch models except for the Apollo XI and Snoopy variants, which have slightly different finishing or an automaton. The 26-jewel manual-wind movement operates at 21,600vph with a power reserve of 50 hours. Being a Master Chronometer, it is also equipped with the Co-Axial escapement with an average deviation between +0 to +5 seconds per day. METAS also officially certifies each caliber on top of COSC and ensures they can withstand magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. Caliber 3861 also finally incorporates hacking seconds for accurate time setting.
This is why the Moonshine golden panda takes the win for me, Ben. Besides the evolution of a historic caliber and higher concentration of gold, the Moonshine Moonwatch has a better story. Also, based solely on appearance, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch replica for sale wins hands-down. Strapping the Moonshine Moonwatch on the wrist with that reassuring click of the gold deployant makes all the difference. That’s where it shows its true brilliance, just as Lex explained in his love letter. That’s why in the imaginary bank of Jorg, there’s a fictitious balance of €30,400 waiting to purchase this piece.