The replica watches Omega Speedmaster Professional is one of the most iconic chronographs in the world, with its core design essentially unchanged over many decades. Like vintage Rolex, the Omega Speedmaster has developed a massive subculture around it with members who possess a wealth of knowledge on seemingly the most inappreciable of details about these replica Omega watches. I am not one of these people, but I do appreciate a nice Speedy as much as the next guy. Anyway, in recent years, Replica watches Omega has taken to issuing special editions of the SMP, and this is one such edition. As evidenced by the silver medallion in place at the 9 o’clock subdial, this watch pays tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo XI. Among recent Speedmaster Moonwatch special editions, this one — thanks to its association with the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the moon — is one of the more meaningful editions, in my view (And unlike the SMP Apollo XVII piece of 2012, this watch is very tastefully done).
Welcome to this week’s edition of Buying Time. This week, I have selected four great pre-owned watches that are all manual wind chronographs. Due to the intricate mechanics required for operation, manual wind chronograph calibers are arguably some of the most beautiful and intriguing calibers out there, especially at the high end. My list spans a broad price range this week, but mostly focused on the pricier stuff. I will start things off with an replica watches Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 11, then we’ll climb the ladder to a special edition Chopard L.U.C 1963 chronograph that I absolutely love and I think is a great buy for the money. After this, we’ll really step it up with two incredible replica Omega watches: the F.P. Journe Centigraphe, and a Patek Philippe replica
5170J chronograph. The great thing about a top notch shop like Govberg Jewelers (our partner in this weekly pre-owned curation) is the quality of pieces that come their way — these last two pieces certainly aren’t replica Omega watches that come onto the secondary market very often, so you should give them serious consideration if you are in the market. Now let’s get into it!
Originally debuting in 2009, this replica watches Omega Speedmaster Apollo XI is one of 7,969 pieces (all individually numbered). Still in super condition, it is priced at $4,200 bucks which is not bad, but given that it does not come with the original black collector’s box and Apollo XI commemorative medallion, might warrant further haggling. Of course you do undoubtedly get a great replica Omega watches, it’s just not a complete collector’s set.
Now of course this particular model is special, both for its color and its materials and how it came to be. It was made and offered in 2014 by Chopard to the Purists (they hang out at watchprosite.com) as a special edition of just 50 pieces (this one is numbered 05/50). Rather than rose gold production model at $44,440, this piece was cased in stainless steel, given a black dial, and priced at 28,000 Replica Breitling watches
Francs (roughly $28-$30k USD). The only indication that it is a “Purists edition” (aside from special dial color and case metal) is a small inscription on the inner bevel of the caseback. This is an amazing replica Omega watches, and could one day be very, very special given that it has Chopard’s first in-house manual wind chronograph caliber in it, a grand ambition of the manufacture that was announced during the same year it celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Now, as I mentioned in my intro, I have also selected two very special, top-tier manual wind chronographs that found their way into the Govberg vault. The first one is this Centigraphe, by F.P. Journe. One glance at the dial tells you that this is a very complicated replica Omega watches. The thing is, it perfectly embodies the watchmaking and inventive genius of Francois Paul Journe.