Best qualilty omega speedmaster automatic racing dial replica watch
The Best qualilty omega speedmaster automatic racing dial replica watch press release talks about 1968, but the extract of the archives belonging to the reference 105.012 below, leaves no room for interpretation. This particular watch has been covered in-depth in this article, including an image of the extract. While Omega some times still refer to these Co-Axial 44.25mm models as ‘Moonwatch’, they luckily didn’t do so with this model. This is a racing dial edition, very true to the origin of the Speedmaster and a theme that has been used a couple of times over the years.
The use of colors changed a bit once in a while, so you’ll see various combinations of red, white and orange on these dials. You will also see that some times the chronograph hands are painted, other times the ‘regular’ hands are painted. Below a caliber 861 Speedmaster Professional 145.022 with racing dial. In 2004, Omega made the ‘original’ racing dial return in the omega speedmaster automatic racing dial replica watch. Limited to 2004 pieces only, for the Japan market.
Just like last year, when Omega actually announced their Speedmaster Moonphase Co-Axial Master Chronometer during SIHH, it is now time to unveil their omega speedmaster replica watch. Also equipped with a Co-Axial Master Chronometer (caliber 9900) movement, of course.
The first racing dial used by Omega for their Speedmaster was in 1967. Although the Speedmaster was advertised with motor sports in the late 1950s, focused shifted quickly to the Moon program. However, in 1967 Omega decided to apply the ‘racing’ pattern to the Speedmaster dial.
Besides those very first racing dials in the caliber 321 models, Omega used the racing dial again in the later caliber 861 models between 1969 and 1971. A huge fan base of the Speedmaster is located in Japan, who showed their love for the Speedmaster several times with the Ultraman and Speedmaster 125 on TV and had their own Mitsukoshi (departmentstore) edition of 300 pieces. But I am ‘drifting’. The Speedmaster Pro Japan Racing was popular beyond believe and in the last couple of years the prices of these watches on the pre-owned market saw interesting increases.
Through the years, Omega made more racing dials, also in their Automatic versions. ‘Schumacher’ editions were hot at some point and even those received the ‘racing’ treatment. Besides the very rare piece below, made for the Ferrari team during Schumacher’s F1 years, you can find a couple of racing tributes in the Reduced and Broad Arrow series.
Michael covered his Mark II restoration project in this article, not too long ago. A watch with a 1960s/1970s case design, inspired by the very first Alaska Project by omega replica watch. Besides the Speedmaster Professional, the Speedmaster Mark II also came with a racing dial. The reference 145.014 racing dial is the most sought-after version of the Mark II.