In the United States Omega is to a very large degree the “Seamaster” and “Speedmaster” watch brand. Those two timepiece families mostly dominate the image we think of when someone mentions Omega replica watches UK. Let’s think about some of the more noteworthy things Omega is known for. Well there is the moon landing watch for one – that was a Speedmaster. There are the modern James Bond watches, those are all Seamasters – which are on my mind right now as I just saw Skyfall a few days ago. Omega is a sport watch brand to Americans, and that is how we like it.
Internationally Omega is more than that. Lest we forget the Constellation and De Ville watch families. These two arms of Omega De Ville series fake watches are decades old and represent a different, more formal side of the brand. Even if they do not represent what you are looking for in an Omega, they are worth being familiar with. In the US they don’t have as much traction as the “masters,” but they are still good watches. Let’s take a look at one of the newer De Ville models – the freshly redone Co-Axial Chronograph.
This might be one of the first times I have really discussed a De Ville model on aBlogtoWatch. Mostly because some of the older models aren’t to my taste. Which is ironic because the first ever Omega I owned was a vintage hand-wound De Ville from the 1970s. When I saw the new Co-Axial Chronograph models at Baselworld 2012, I knew Omega had a relative hit. My problem with the older non-three hand men’s De Ville models was that they seemed to lack a cohesive design, and were unsuccessfully asymmetrical in their appearance.
A few years ago Omega designed the De Ville Hour Vision which is what all modern De Ville models are based on. Omega went back to the roots of what the De Ville collection was supposed to be and come out with a visually interesting dressy men’s watch with a touch of classic design as well a subtle Art Deco aesthetic. The Hour Vision also featured the new (at the time) Omega caliber 8500 automatic movement – which was an in-house made Omega caliber that of course contained a Co-Axial Escapement.