The jumping-off point in the “shallow” end is a pair of sleek perfect fake Omega Aqua Terra models in sky blue with a depth rating of a not too shabby 150m. At the other end is the professional-spec 1:1 replica Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep: this beast, with its blue-black dial, is water-resistant to 6,000m. Admittedly, the world record for a scuba dive is only 332m, but it’s like staring into the abyss.
This, after all, is the Swiss made replica Omega UK originally created to accompany explorer Victor Vescovo in 2019 when he dived in his submersible to nearly 11,000m under the Pacific Ocean in the Mariana Trench to Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth. The new version features a map of that part of the ocean floor plus a hidden message commemorating the achievement: UV light on the dial reveals a circled area with the handwritten words “Omega was here”.
Between the two extremes is the entertainingly named Ploprof (from plongeur professionnel, French for “professional diver”). The go-to aaa quality replica Omega for French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and the underwater research company Comex for its deep-sea experiments, the modern version reflects the original’s asymmetric Seventies looks.
The cheap fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M has been worn not only by James Bond — Daniel Craig sported a sand-coloured version on a mesh bracelet in No Time to Die — but also the Prince of Wales. The anniversary iteration of the 300M has a Summer Blue varnished, wave-patterned ceramic dial, a ceramic bezel with enamel diving scale and raised indexes filled with light-blue Super-LumiNova.
All watches in the current collection are powered by Master Chronometers and each has a strikingly decorative caseback. Back in the Fifties, Swiss movement fake Omega UK was searching for a symbol for the Seamaster to capture its seafaring heritage. It was found in Venice, inspired by sculpted representations of Neptune’s seahorses on the city’s gondolas. For the 2023 Omega Seamasters replica for sale this emblem has been remodelled as a trident-bearing Poseidon with two seahorses — a fitting motif for these deities of the sea.