Scoping celebrities’ wrists often means the chance to see some of the wildest, most expensive 1:1 best replica watches in the world actually being worn. We’re talking the likes of Jay-Z flexing with the impossibly rare and expensive Tiffany x Patek Nautilus. Or John Mayer and his vintage Rolexes. But even a $260 plastic Swatch can be a flex.
Because that’s what musician Ed Sheeran was sporting in a video he recently sent to offer encouragement to an Australian boy battling cancer.
Now, that might seem odd, since Ed Sheeran is known to casually wear million-dollar-plus AAA UK fake watches from Patek Philippe to Richard Mille. But the watch he wore in the video wasn’t just any $260 plastic Swatch — it was the internet-breaking MoonSwatch. These are relatively affordable high quality replica watches, but when they were announced last month they caused such a stir that Swatch store were swamped, the watches immediately sold out, and scarcity led to even more hype, chatter and inflated second-hand prices.
Swatch says that the MoonSwatch isn’t technically limited and that it’ll be available again — eventually, and possibly even online. For now, though, you’re looking at a hot commodity that you simply can’t buy unless you’re willing to pay multiples of its retail price. If you must have one, we suggest simply waiting.
It’s fair to say, however, that Mr. Sheeran isn’t just flexing with the copy watches for sale you can’t have, but is a bonafide watch nut that likely appreciates the many levels on which the MoonSwatch is interesting and ironic. It’s fun as affordable Swiss movements replica Omega Speedmaster watches homage with the Omega name actually on the dial — and as the type of collaboration you don’t often see in the watch industry. It’s also controversial for putting the prestigious Omega name on a low-end product (and for some variants reportedly staining customers’ wrists).
Specifically, Sheeran chose the version called “Mission to the Moon” which, among the 11 variants, most resembles the iconic perfect super clone Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches. The MoonSwatch is essentially a toy Speedmaster…but it’s got the stamp of approval from even the most legit and hardcore collectors like Sheeran.
It’s 2022 and there’s new Swiss made replica Omega Speedmaster watches in town. For the brand’s third entry into their flagship 321 series, we now have the first 1957-styled variant in the new Speedmaster 321 Canopus Gold. It’s made of Omega’s own version of white gold, which is an alloy of 18k white gold with platinum, rhodium, and palladium – and which, after a fair amount of office debate, we learned is pronounced kuh-NOH-puhs. Featuring a new bezel and dial execution, the 321 Canopus Gold doesn’t so much re-invent the Moonwatch as it does elevate the AAA UK fake Omega Speedmaster watches to precious new heights meant only for well-heeled collectors.
Based on the enduring good looks of the vintage CK2915-1, the 321 Canopus marks the 65th anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster replica watches for sale with a special non-limited model that will be exclusively offered via Omega boutiques. The case and bracelet are made of 1:1 wholesale Omega copy watches’ own Canopus gold and it measures at 38.5mm. At first glance, the end result looks rather similar to the existing Speedmaster 1957 but, with a price delta of more than $73,000, the tweaks beg for a closer look.
The naming makes some of this obvious. “321” and “Canopus” ensure the inclusion of a movement that continues to drive Omega collectors wild as well as the presence of no small amount of the aforementioned special white gold alloy. But wait, there’s more. As a first, the bezel is also made of Canopus gold with a black Grand Feu enamel treatment to fill the tachymeter scale. Swiss movements Omega replica watches nerds will also be happy to see a bezel scale that features both a dot over ninety and a not diagonal to 70 (nods to vintage Speedmaster bezels).
Next up, the dial is made from black onyx that has been painstakingly cut by a special ultrasonic CNC machine. Formed over a black DLC brass plate, the sub-dials, main dial, and external minute ring are made of black onyx for an effect that is undoubtedly special but also well within the cheap fake Omega Speedmaster watches’ design legacy. Look closely and you’ll also notice Canopus gold PVD-treated applied hour markers, an applied vintage Omega logo, special vintage-inspired fonts, and 18K white gold hands.
Ticking inside, and visible through the Seahorse-engraved display caseback, we find perfect Omega replica watches’ caliber 321 manually wound chronograph movement. A modern re-creation of the movement originally used inside the first Speedmasters, Omega restarted production of the 321 in 2019 (check out Jack’s story here for all of the details), and despite being a movement born in the 1950s it continues to be a highly sought-after option among collectors.
Lug width is 19mm (and I can’t imagine many owners ever removing the bracelet), water resistance is a welcome 60 meters and Omega has even included the NAIAD symbol on the crown as a nod to its significance in signaling the water-resistance of early CK2915 examples.
Ok, so let’s get to the price. The 1957 Omega Trilogy Speedmaster super clone watches shop retailed (when available) for $7,250. The steel Calibre 321 has a list price of $14,100. The platinum (on a leather strap) Calibre 321 can be yours for $59,400. The 321 Canopus? Try a cool $81,000. Straight to the moon and then some.
What We Think
And here I was, like some sort of goon, thinking that the steel 321 felt a bit too spendy over the $6,300 price of the hesalite-equipped Speedy Pro. At $81,000, the 321 Canopus is more than a bit dear – it’s downright expensive – but in many ways that may be part of the point. Omega makes a lot of Omega Speedmaster replica watches site online at an increasingly wide range of prices and for the deep collectors, they make things like this Canopus gold version of the flagship Moonwatch. Like limited-edition Ferraris and Aston Martins that don’t have roofs or windshields, the 321 Canopus is meant for collectors who have experienced much, maybe almost everything, that the Speedmaster world has to offer.
And while you can (and likely will, just below) argue about the merits of an $81,000 price tag on modern fake Omega Speedmaster watches paypal, I can’t sit here and say that Omega phoned this one in from a lounge next to the pool. This Moonwatch will almost certainly appeal (deeply) to a select set of Omega’s best clients. It has the right movement, the sizing and metal will ensure a brand-new wrist presence, and the details – from the onyx dial to the enamel-filled bezel – are a step above the expected.
As a nod to the Speedmaster’s 65th birthday, and in a time when we are all spoiled for choice when it comes to available Moonwatches, I think the 321 Canopus works. Omega has a history of creating special luxury Omega Speedmaster replica watches (and others) in precious metals, so the Canopus use makes sense. And would you just look at that dial? While I may be on record as being generally disinterested in Speedmasters (and artistically engraved display casebacks, while we’re at it), there are black dials and there are black dials, this is the latter.
Whether you’re in the market for an $81,000 Speedmaster or not, you have to admit, the Omega Speedmaster fake watches store is looking really good for 65.