Eddie Redmayne expresses his love of Omega replica watches as Globemaster brand ambassador and takes some time off.
Eddie Redmayne, who will play Newt Scamander In the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, attended and spoke at the release of Omega’s Globemaster watch. Prior to becoming an actor, Redmayne was a model and is known for his dapper sense of style. In 2016, GQ put him at the top of their 50 Best Dressed Men in Britain and he was included in Vanity Fair’s 2016 International Best Dressed List.
As a child, his father wore an Omega replica watch and Redmayne followed his “style icon” by wearing the same brand as an adult. He became an international spokesman for Omega in 2016.
As the brand ambassador for the Globemaster, he spoke warmly about his love of traditional watches and his respect for Omega’s legacy.
There’s a romance to traditional replica watches uk – a history. There’s something sincere and honest about them, a sort of integrity. I love fake Omega’s legacy: watches for the Air Force, the first watch on the moon – it’s about storytelling. Omega’s history is unrivaled.
The Globemaster timepiece is a $700 watch that is certified as a Master Chronometer, independently tested and guaranteed by Omega to be accurate, anti-magnetic, and water resistant. It is being marketed as a traditional watch for a younger audience.
He also mentioned the helpful role that replica Omega plays in his fashion choices:
As actors, we attend many events, we are often on the red carpet; wearing something that’s classic but also modern, gives me confidence. It’s a wonderful thing, because I don’t have to overthink it.
Redmayne currently has no acting projects lined up and will take some time off. His wife, Hannah Bagshawe, is expecting their first child in June and the couple is preparing for parenthood.
The Baselworld novelties keep rolling through and Omega is one luxury replica watchmaker who has come to the show with a few tricks up its sleeve. In 2016, Omega will introduce six brand new Master Chronometer movements across their collection of 62 new models for the year.
The first will be found in their Annual Calendar movement for the Globemaster, whilst their other Master Chronometer Chronograph movement will make its way into the new Planet Ocean Chronograph and Speedmaster Moonphase.
Women’s replica watches also receive some fine attention with an introduction of the new Master Chronometer movement for the Planet Ocean 600M in numerous versions. The sixth movement is a GMT which will find its home in the new Planet Ocean 600m with the black and white ceramic bezel.
The significance of these new movements come from their certification procedures which involves rigorous testing at the highest level by METAS (The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology). The result of these 62 new models will form the backbone of what Omega Replica Watches has stood for over the years: form, function, craftsmanship and unwavering precision.
These are the four standout timepieces that caught our attention at the Omega stand from this year’s Baselworld.
Planet Ocean 45.5mm Chronograph
Precision, performance and style form the cornerstone of the Planet Ocean Master Chronometer Collection. As mentioned, this new piece features Omega’s latest chronograph movement certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). In this stunning orange and black piece, Replica Omega has employed the combination of rubber and ceramic to create a cool new diving bezel. The orange rubber covers the first 15 minutes whilst lustrous Liquidmetal adorns the markings of the watch.
The 43.5mm stainless steel case includes a sleek black ceramic dial which displays the hours. minutes and seconds alongside two chrono counters and a date window at 6 o’clock. Inside the case resides the OMEGA Master Chronometer 8900 movement. A patterned rubber strap pairs perfectly with this stylish high performance watch.
Take your timekeeping out of this world with Omega’s latest Speedmaster Moonphase. It’s a piece which draws inspiration from Omega’s first replica watch to ever be worn on the lunar surface. A METAS certified movement complements this watch which sports a bold hue of brilliant blue across a sun brushed dial, ceramic bezel and leather strap.
The 44mm case itself is set in stainless steel alongside twin two-handed subdials with rhodium-plated circles which give the watch a symmetrical appeal. The moonphase window on the dial is set in contrasting black and white and is claimed to be as detailed as a NASA photograph. Such is the accuracy of Omega’s moonphase mechanism that it only requires minor crown adjusting after 10 years.
Inside the watch you’ll find Omega’s new 9904 movement which is made up of 368 components. The replica watches also come in Steel, Gold or Platinum finish.
Globemaster Annual Calendar
Taking watchmaking back to classic proportions is the famous Globemaster line. The new Annual Calendar draws inspiration from the 12 facets of the watch’s Pie Pan dial which sees a central varnished blue hand indicate the current month through an instantaneous jump.
A new 41mm stainless steel case has increased in size form previous models in order to accommodate this new feature. The bezel itself is made of hard tungsten carbide whilst inside the piece sits the new METAS certified OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8922 build for precision and performance. This movement drives the hours, minutes and seconds alongside a date window at 6 o’clock. The vibrant blue of the hands, month markers and indexes provide a visual marvel which bursts out against the brushed grey dial.
Planet Ocean 43.5mm GMT
Another premiere that got our little hearts racing at Baselworld was this spectacular monochromatic piece under the guise of a Planet Ocean 43.5mm GMT. This is a truly special piece in Omega’s collection as it’s the first to introduce a bi-ceramic bezel in contrasting black and white with markings which help to distinguish day from night.
The 43.5mm stainless steel case features a matching black ceramic dial and the watch is driven by the new Master Chronometer GMT 8906 movement. As Planet Ocean is made for the waters, the watch features a black leather strap with a soft rubber underside. Again, this combination of two materials marks Omega’s delivery of a new sporty and comfortable combination. Water resistance for the Planet Ocean 43.5mm GMT is rated at 600 metres.
— At the Baselworld fair this month, the Swiss replica watch industry will showcase how it plans to grapple with troubling global conditions for the timepiece market.
Since March 2015, exports of luxury replica watches from Switzerland have been steadily declining. In January, the value totaled 1.5 billion Swiss francs, which is down 7.9 percent from the same month a year earlier.
The dampening factors are well-known, starting with the spike in relative value of the franc after Switzerland’s central bank changed its policies in January 2015 and stopped pegging its own currency to the euro. To the rest of the world, suddenly Swiss replica watches became more expensive, while not much within the Swiss manufactures had actually changed. Followed by extreme global market uncertainty later in the year, and China’s slowdown, the combined effect was tough for an industry that had previously been on something of a roll.
And yet, international luxury watch and jewelry brands will gather at Baselworld this coming week in Basel, Switzerland, to show off their wares and try to gin up excitement for the coming year. We’ve been seeing a trickle of previews from companies large and small, and it looks like the major brands are still traveling in the same trajectories as last year: experimenting with new materials, tiptoeing into the smartwatch world, and attempting to excite with new colors and skeletonized faces.
This is because watches take years to develop, and because riffing on past successes is what these brands do best. But journalists, who travel from appointment to appointment over the eight-day fair, will be wondering about the future of the industry. The questions on their lips: Are you going to change your pricing? Are you going to make more replica watches at entry-level price points?
What Is Entry Level?
According to a Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry report (PDF), exports of replica watches made of gold and other precious metals declined 14 percent in January alone, steel watches and steel alloy watches only declined 9 percent and 6 percent, respectively. The latter could be a bright spot for many watch brands facing a retrenchment among their ultrahigh-net-worth clientele. The introductory luxury timepieces still have opportunities among the growing Chinese middle class and an American upper middle class that is saving money on gas and enjoying a strong dollar.
On the flip side, at the very lowest end, exports of replica watches in the 200- to 400-franc range ($203 to $408) also slumped 12 percent. That’s the price range of an Apple Watch and comparable smartwatches, which have been giving quartz watches a run for their money.
Regardless of whether the brands will find a sweet spot in terms of price, and will evolve in the face of changing global financial conditions, what we’ve seen so far from sneak previews is promising in terms of technology and aesthetics. There will be a lot of exciting watches on the market this year. Here are a few.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m
One of the many replica watches to debut at Baselworld that will experiment with rare and proprietary materials, this elegant Seamaster from Omega is small enough to be called “unisex” (39.5mm) and boasts a new movement for the series. The black enamel face and bezel is an attractive match with Replica Omega’s proprietary pink Sedna Gold—an alloy of gold, copper, and palladium that’s scratch-resistant and less likely to suffer from discoloration.
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Off-Centered
Even if you don’t know Jaquet Droz watches, you’ll notice immediately that the simple face here features a figure-eight pattern in the overlapping hour-and-minutes dial and seconds dial. The JD watches have proved very popular in China because of exactly this—the layout looks like a lucky number eight. This “Off-Centered” version is a new design, though the automatic movement is the same as in previous brand models. In this model, the polished black onyx face adds a modern sleekness.
Bulgari Diva’s Dream
While Bulgari’s new women’s watch, the Diva’s Dream, is powered by a quartz movement, it’s hard not to get titillated by so many diamonds handled in such an elegant, straightforward way. Here, the Diva’s Dream dial consists of 233 brilliant-cut pavé diamonds and blued hands. The straps are satin, but you could replace them with whatever you like and still have a showstopper.
Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Chrono
This manual flyback chronograph and perpetual calendar is a new addition to Chopard’s L.U.C line of replica watches. It’s made with Fairmined 18-karat white gold (ethically sourced from mines in South America), and the Calibre 03.10-L movement is structured around a column wheel that serves as the backbone of all the chronograph operations. Only 20 will be made.
Romain Gauthier Logical One Natural Titanium
This partially skeletonized watch is another experiment with an unusual material: titanium. While the metal is light, strong, and resistant to scratches, it’s just not common in high-end luxury timepieces. The movement is also rare—it features a chain-and-fusee style constant force system, and the winding is not accomplished through a crown, but rather a pusher.