Another itch to scratch when building a watch collection with €25,000 is the perfect super clone Omega Speedmaster. Nacho already selected the current Moonwatch, the perfect modern-day version of the iconic Fratello favorite. But my pick is the Omega Speedmaster ’57 Replica ref. 3594.50. It has gotten quite a bit of coverage in recent times here at Fratello, but that’s not without reason. This tribute to the original 1:1 replica Omega Speedmaster CK2915 from 1957 is an often-overlooked model. But as Robert-Jan has explained multiple times, and Lex will also tell, the watch is actually brilliant. Seeing Lex wear the copy watch on several different straps was what made a lasting impression on me. That’s when I knew that the Replica was truly special.
Although not an exact reproduction of the CK2915, the overall look and feel are in line with the 1957 luxury super clone Omega Speedmaster. I particularly love the combination of the dark gray dial, stainless steel bezel, and Broad Arrow hands. The watch also features a 42mm aaa quality fake Omega Speedmaster Professional case, Hesalite crystal, and trusted hand-wound caliber 1861.
While it was launched in 1997 as part of the large Mission Cases carrying 23 watches, the Replica model was also produced as a non-limited edition from 1998 until 2003. This makes it a neo-vintage Speedy that boasts classic looks. Thankfully, those Swiss movement super clone Omega looks haven’t lost a single bit of their impact. At just about €4,570 for this example, it is the perfect Speedmaster for my watch collection.