Breaking News of Omega Replica Stainless Steel Watch

Another big number has been dropped on a vintage¬†fake rolex at auction. This one isn’t a Speedmaster – we’ve surely read about a couple of these days – but a tourbillon. Are you sure? It’s true that this is hardly the first complication that springs to mind when one thinks of the replica Omega. But the fact is the fake Omega that just sold at Phillips Geneva Six is among the very first wristwatch tourbillons ever made, dating from way back in 1947, long before tourbillon wristwatches had a chance to become cool, and even longer before some deemed them passe. And now it is the most expensive Omega ever sold at auction.
A couple of days ago, as Jack wrote in an article introducing this a lot, the story of the replica Omega‘s first tourbillon wristwatch is indeed inside baseball, but knowing that story goes a long way toward explaining why a watchmaker associated with precision sports watches and chronometers would be interested in making a tourbillon.
During the middle part of the last century, when the fake Omega was a leader in the many observatory trials that saw watchmakers vying for chronometric bragging rights, the Omega produced a wristwatch movement equipped with a tourbillon regulator. It was all about harnessing precision and winning accolades, in the face of stiff competition from American and British timepieces. According to the Omega Museum, only one of these Tourbillon 30 1 movements was ever cased up into a proper wristwatch at the time, and this is that very replica watch. omega
The price is pretty nice anyway. This was expected, though, as many people observing the sale speculated that the Omega Museum itself, wanting to own an important part of the fake Omega – and watchmaking – history, would figure among the contenders for this greatly.