Omega launched the handsome and entirely charming Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “CK2998” Limited Edition replica watch at Baselworld this past March.
The Omega Speedmaster CK 2998 copy is a limited-edition watch designed for collectors, like last year’s Silver Snoopy. It is a remake of the 1959 CK 2998, which was the second generation of the Speedmaster introduced in 1957.
The new fake Speedmaster Moonwatch “CK2998” copy watch is very similar in all respects, except that the black has been replaced by a fashionable blue, with blue ZrO2 ceramic bezel, and a blue strap. Other differences are the “lollipop” chronograph seconds hand, and the Omega logo that is applied rather than printed. The tachymeter scale has SuperLuminova for more interesting looks in the dark.
the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “CK2998” has been fitted with a lollipop seconds hand and a lumed tachymeter scale on the bezel. The case back is solid and bears Omega’s original Speedmaster Seahorse medallion and the “CK2998” is water resistant to 50 meters. Powered by Speedy-famous calibre 1861, Omega has wisely decided to continue their use of this legacy movement in the vintage inspired “First Omega in Space” models. The 1861 is a manually wound and cam-actuated 12-hour chronograph with a 48-hour power reserve. Given its lineage and connection to early space exploration, the 1861 is a big deal for Omega, and its continued use is not only a nod to their specific past but also to the old-school reality of watch enthusiasm – especially when juxtaposed by the highly technical reality of Omega’s modern movements (think: co-axial, anti-magnetic, and METAS certification).
It has the classic chronograph layout, with central chronograph seconds hand, 30 chronograph minutes at 3 o’clock, 12 chronograph hours at 6 o’clock, and continuous seconds at 9 o’clock. All the scales are perfectly legible: the chronograph seconds scale is subdivided into thirds of seconds, corresponding to the movement speed of 3 Hertz.
The case is 39.7 mm in diameter and 14.37 mm thick, so suitable for just about all wrist sizes. The solid caseback has a depiction of the seahorse, a symbol of the Speedmaster watch. Water resistance is 5 bar/50 metres.
Not unlike the movement, the 39.7mm case sizing feels willfully old-school, especially on a table full of 44.25mm Dark Side of The Moons, Moonphase Master Chronometers, and 55mm-wide Ploprofs. Fact is, Omega’s modern line up is, on average, quite large. While the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “CK2998” is not amazingly small, its somewhat smaller case size (and steel construction) offers a handsome and appealing Speedmaster option for those not wanting something as large as a DSoTM or something as common as a mens fake Omega Speedmaster Pro.