Omega Speedmaster ‘Tropical’ Brown Dial Vintage Replica Watches Explained

From roughly 1957 to 1965, a flaw in the manufacturing process of black dials used on the Replica Omega Speedmaster Professional line of watches resulted in the occasional fading of the dial to a shade of brown, sometimes described as “tropical brown” or “chocolate.” Long sought after by collectors, anyone who has looked into purchasing a used Omega Speedmaster Professional will be familiar with their extraordinary prices in relation to non-faded pieces. What caused this defect, and what underlies the huge premiums required to bring one of these watches into your collection? Let’s find out.

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According to Jack Khorsandi, owner of the Los Angeles vintage Omega boutique Jackmond, the fading is a defect caused by the process of dial making during the late 1950’s to early 1960’s. To prevent black dials from fading and losing their vibrancy, a chemical coating was applied to dials before they left the factory, but ironically, after five or so years, in rare cases, the opposite of the intended occurred: the chemical coating reacted with the dial and allowed for faster than normal fading.

Though most prominently associated with Omega Speedmaster Professionals, the fading was not limited to just this model nor to just Omega; Rolex watches from this time period have also been known to fade in a similar way. What is not entirely clear is whether this defect was limited to just Swiss replica Omega watches manufacturers or if it extended out further. It could very well be the case that by the time the process was learned by non-Swiss manufacturers, the defect had been discovered and the chemical coating process was redesigned.

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The “tropical brown” description is rooted in the fact that much of the fading is brought about by prolonged exposure to sunlight. In Switzerland, which is far from the sunny equator, the fading was less noticeable than in countries nearer to it. Thus, “tropical” was used as a descriptor since so many of the Omega Speedmaster “tropical brown” dial watches came from warm regions close to the earth’s zero degree latitude where the sun’s prominence revealed the flaw.

Collectors have been lured to the watches by their rarity and the striking beauty of an Omega Speedmaster Professional Replica “tropical brown,” especially when paired with a strap that compliments or matches the dial’s rich hues. For better or worse, speculators have also been lured to the watches due to their rarity and the perception that the defect will only make the watches more desirable in years to come and return a tidy profit for anyone wise enough to buy now and hold.

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Looking at historic sales data for all series of Omega Speedmaster Replica watches on online auction site between December 2014 and March 2015, on average, the Replica Omega Speedmaster “tropical brown” dial color sold for 124 percent more than did watches with a black dial. When filtering for just the Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional that premium jumps up to 334 percent, with an average price for a Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional “tropical brown” topping out at $8,550. The average price of a Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional “tropical brown,” regardless of series, is $4,333.

Whether or not the get-rich-slowly schemes of the speculators will pan out is yet to be seen, but this thinking does go a long way in explaining the huge premiums Omega Speedmaster Professional “tropical brown” dial watches can garner (as mentioned above). What is clear is that due to varying valuations based on the desirability of different shades of brown, watch condition, and the inflation of the market for these Replica Omega De Ville watches fueled by speculation, only a well-researched and committed collector should consider adding one of these rare timepieces to their collection.

If looking at examples of Omega Speedmaster “tropical brown” dials has not convinced you that you need to add one to your collection, take a look at the Omega Speedmaster Mark II. The average price for these was $2,225 for the same time period as the data above and only represents a 27 percent premium over Omega Speedmaster Mark II Replica watches with a black dial.

There is less of a speculative opportunity with this series, but if you like the Replica Omega Speedmaster Mark II and are looking for an interesting addition to your collection, the Replica Omega Speedmaster Professional “tropical brown” version may be worth looking into, especially if you have a nice brown leather strap laying around that needs something to pair with it.

Bastian Baker Hits The Omega European Masters With Colour

As part of a worthwhile charity cause, Omega fake watches Brand Ambassador Bastian Baker has lent his creative skills to a special fundraising project at this year’s OMEGA European Masters.

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If you’re driving into Crans-Montana this week, keep your eyes open for a very colourful set of giant golf balls sitting by the side of the road. The five-foot artworks have been created and painted by a number of famous Omega Replica Classic faces including OMEGA brand ambassador Bastian Baker.

Usually known for his musical skills, the renowned singer-songwriter from Switzerland has leant his artistic flair for this special project. In designing his golf ball, Bastian partnered with the professional model Antonio Vizcaino.

When asked about the project Bastian said, “It’s great to be involved with something so beneficial. I had a lot of fun creating the ball, and it’s so different to anything I’ve done before. I hope that everyone who goes to the Omega De Ville Replica European Masters will get to see the artworks. They’ll certainly be hard to miss.”

Each giant ball will later be auctioned Omega replica watches online, with proceeds going to the charity INSIEME, working towards social integration for people with mental disability.

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Omega’s replica De Ville has  gone down the road of the skeleton watch. Right from the outset, Omega has opted to promote its capabilities as a manufacture with constructions that are daring, risky even. The De Ville offers two examples of this. The first is the skeletonized nature of the Swiss Omega replica watches. The unfinished plate, not fashioned in this approach, weighs 75 grammes. After the skeletonization process, it weighs just 6 grammes – 92% lesss. The second, even more compelling example is the crown wheel. It connects to the crown at 3’0 clock, measures 39 mm in diameter and is concealed beneath the bezel. The result is a part with an extremely large diameter that is nevertheless extraordinarily slim and narrow.

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In technical terms, this is one of the most breath-taking components of the De Ville: a part that is extremely difficult to machine without warping, finished at just 3/10ths of a millimetre. The component is both very thin and very wide – and also needs to be extremely strong, being a critical functional element of the IO’s winding mechanism. Alongside these specific developments by the Omega manufacture, the Swiss Replica Omega De Ville meets all the standards of fine watchmaking effortlessly: pearled, angled, openwork bridges, added horns (the most difficult type to make), alternating satin and mirror finishes, and more besides.

For some details, the De Ville features the firm’s own, unique decorations. This is the case for its metal-coated back, lighting up the base of the watch with a unique motif. Drawing inspiration from the traditional Swiss sunray decoration, it has been used here to highlight the transparent nature of the piece whilst concealing the contact with the wrist.

The De Ville, limited to two editions of 88 pieces each, has now arrived in cheap fake Omega watches stores.