I said this list would consist of more affordable picks, but let me make one exception for something a little more high-end. It’s another vintage-inspired chronograph, actually, but one from perfect replica Omega that is so beautifully made that I could not resist it. And I tried resisting it. Being schooled by vintage Speedy dealers, I was indoctrinated with a dislike for Speedmaster reissues. But I have been converted. The 2022 luxury fake Omega Speedmaster ’57 is awesome, and I would pick the blue one if I could.
The slightly smaller case, the near-perfect dial, and that stunning Co-Axial caliber 9906… I picked it up, and it all just felt right. You know that feeling, don’t you? A cheap fake watch just resonates with you before you know a single thing about it. I had that feeling with the 2022 version of the 1:1 replica Omega Speedmaster ’57.
You do have to bring a cool €9,300 (or CHF 8,300) to your AAA quality replica Omega boutique if you want one. But if that is not an issue, I think you will enjoy it.