WatchTime’s Top 10 Watches to Watch… What Was Your Favorite?

Every week, we pick one watch to showcase in our “Watch to Watch” feature, which covers candidates from large, popular brands as well as smaller brands and independent watchmakers. Here we spotlight the most popular “Watches to Watch” of the past few years, based on page views. What are your personal favorite Omega replica watches to watch?

10. Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio

Reference PAM00526 debuted in 2013, containing a brand-new Panerai movement, Caliber P.9100/R, which has a regatta countdown function.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio

9. Graham Chronofighter 1695 Erotic

Graham’s Chronofighter Erotic replica Omega watches sale comes in five different versions, each bearing a different erotic scene engraved on the caseback inspired by 18th century English literature, the Indian Kama Sutra, Japan’s Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and Chinese and Italian literature.

Graham Chronofighter 1695 Erotic

8. Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo

Another Panerai makes the list, this one inspired by the brand’s naval origins, featuring a military green dial and bronze case.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo

7. Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

This sporty number from Patek Philippe’s revamped Nautilus collection comes in a two-toned stainless steel and rose-gold case and bracelet.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5980 Nautilus Chronograph

6. Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

Breitling’s Cosmonaute Swiss replica watches commemorates astronaut Scott Carpenter’s orbit around the earth (while wearing a Breitling Navitimer).

Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel

5. Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frédérique Constant’s manufacture moon-phase movement made its debut in the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture, one of your favorite affordable best Swiss replica watches.

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

4. Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime

Breitling also makes a second appearance on our list, with the Transocean Chronograph Unitime (a cheap Omega replica watches that debuted in 2012 but is still generating buzz), an updated version of the brand’s Unitimer model from the 1950s.

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime

3. Omega Speedmaster Racing

This Omega Speedmaster shows its motorsports origins with a black tachymeter scale along the bezel and a tire-tread pattern on the rubber strap.

Omega Speedmaster Racing

2. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet

This blue-dialed Seamaster is a tribute to the GoodPlanet Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Foundation’s project to preserve the mangroves and seagrasses in Southeast Asia.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet

1. Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 052 Skull

This watch was actually released in 2012, but it continues to draw our readers’ attention and remains one of our most popular posts on Watchtime.com. With its distinctive titanium-skull baseplate, it’s easy to see why our readers can’t get this new replica Omega watches out of their heads.

Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 052 Skull

Close-Up: The Award-Winning, Bauhaus-Inspired Nomos Tangente Watch

Nomos Glashütte, a replica Omega watches brand very popular in its native Germany but not as well-known here in the States, is making a big push in America this year, beginning with its flagship timepiece, the starkly designed — and multiple design-award-winning — Tangente watch, which applies Bauhaus design principles to its dial.

Watch aficionados are likely familiar with the German watchmaking town of Glashütte, and the two major luxury brands that hail from there, A. Lange & Söhne and Glashütte Original. (Another German watch company, Tutima, has recently moved some manufacturing there as well.) Nomos, founded in 1991, has a few aspects in common with the “big two” Saxon watch brands, in that it makes its own movements and incorporates traditional Glashütte elements into them, such as three-quarters plates and Glashütte wave and sunburst decorations. However, Nomos is different in that its buy Omega replica watches are by and large much more affordably priced, with steel cases and mostly simple complications.

The Tangente, first conceived in 1992 by Nomos founder Roland Schwertner, takes its visual cues from an unsuccessful but ahead-of-its-time dial design from the 1930s (the heyday of the Bauhaus movement), incorporating a typeface typical of that era. Schwertner liked the typography and, with his designer Susanne Gunther, used it in a more modernized dial and case design that became that of the original Tangente. The company, referencing its clean design aesthetic, calls the Tangente “the round watch with the right angles” and refers to it as the best Omega replica watches that put the young company on the map.

The Tangente, below, has traditional, central hours and minutes hands and a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. All the hands are in tempered blue steel over a galvanized, white, silver-plated dial. The Swiss replica watches uk contains Nomos’s in-house Alpha caliber, with manual winding, a stop-seconds mechanism, Incabloc shock protection, a Nivarox balance spring and blued screws. The tripartite case is a modest 35 mm in diameter and is available with a sapphire exhibition caseback. It comes on a strap of genuine Horween shell cordovan, a specific type of tanned horsehide leather, and retails for $1,750 (with solid steel caseback) or $2,020 (with sapphire caseback).

Nomos TangenteThe Tangente Datum (or Tangente with date, below) contains the in-house, manual-wind Beta movement, which includes a large date function at 6 o’clock (Nomos calls it a “long-distance date,” because it claims it can be seen from far away). Adding the date mechanism to the base Alpha movement meant the movement and the cheap Omega replica watches needed to be slightly bigger (37.5 mm diameter case) but still smaller than many of the large watches in vogue today from both Switzerland and Germany. The Tangente Datum with solid caseback is $2,340; the version with the sapphire back is $2,610.

The contrarian design approach seems to have paid off. Nomos has won more than 100 design awards for its fake Omega watches UK, including Chicago’s 2013 Good Design Award, established in 1950 by modern design pioneer Charles Eames, for the Tangente Datum. More Nomos watches that have recently debuted in the U.S. market can be found in our feature story, “Getting to Know Nomos.”

Nomos Tangente Datum

The Watches of James Bond

He doesn’t just have a license to kill; he also has a license to tell time. Bond’s creator Ian Fleming made sure to give the world’s most famous secret agent a wristwatch in his novels. In the eleventh volume (there are a total of 14 original editions), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which was published in 1963, Fleming offers the reader a very precise description of this Swiss replica Omega watches uk. James sees a “heavy Rolex Oyster Perpetual on a metal watch bracelet as he awakes in the middle of the night.” And Fleming remained with this watch brand in all future Bond adventures.

When 007 finally made it onto the silver screen in 1962, he made sure to wear his watch. In Doctor No, Bond, played by Sean Connery, wears a Rolex Submariner.

At that time Bond still had to do without any of Q’s additional features that would later rescue the clever daredevil with a fondness for martinis (shaken, not stirred) from many life-threatening situations.

James Bond would receive his first watch gadget in 1965’s Thunderball. His watch featured a built-in Geiger counter that he could use to measure radioactivity levels in his surroundings. The watch was made by Q and does not bear a manufacturer’s name.

In later 007 films the MI6 agent frequently moved on from one Swiss replica watches uk for sale brand to the next – but not quite as often as he found a new woman.

In Live and Let Die, the Bond watch features a buzz saw with which 007 is able to free himself from his shackles. An integrated magnet also diverts bullets. The watchmaker is not named, but Rolex is thanked in the credits, so it can be assumed that the watch came from the Swiss manufacturer.

From then on Bond routinely received chronographs from Q that featured diverse gadgets. Some were made by Rolex, some came without a brand name, and several were made by Seiko.

Omega Seamaster Professional

James Bond has worn watches by Omega since 1995’s Goldeneye. In that film, Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, wears a watch with a remote detonator for bombs and a laser beam to help him escape from an armored train. This Omega Seamaster Professional featured a blue dial and quartz caliber. The discount Omega replica watches was launched by the Swatch Group in 1993 as a professional diving watch that was water-resistant up to 300 meters.

One secret agent episode and two years later Bond wore the chronometer version of the Goldeneye Seamaster. In Tomorrow Never Dies, Bond opts for a Seamaster Professional with an automatic caliber that saves his life with an integrated detonator.

The silver screen hero also saves the world with an Omega Seamaster Professional on his wrist in The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). In the former, Bond once again finds himself in deep trouble. Literally. He is buried under 30 feet of snow by an avalanche. But Bond has his Omega. In the bezel hides a wire with a grappling hook. Bond takes aim for a secure target. With the press of a button the hook flies from the crown and the bezel whirls at lightning speed. Once the grappling hook is firmly anchored, the bezel begins turning in the opposite direction, lifting 007 out of the avalanche.

In Die Another Day, Bond must face off against industrial giant Gustav Graves, a villain working on a satellite weapon. Bond’s watch features a remote detonator in  place of the helium valve, which is operated by turning the bezel. The British secret agent could also activate a laser from the crown of the watch.

Omega Seamaster Professional

2006’s Casino Royale not only introduces us to a new Bond actor — Brosnan left the franchise and was replaced by Daniel Craig, who has been portraying a new, harder Bond on the silver screen ever since — it is also the first film in which 007 wears two different watches. One of Bond’s timepieces is an Omega Seamaster Professional with a co-axial escapement. With its blue dial, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown, helium escape valve and 300-meter water resistance, the James Bond watch looked just as good as the star actor.

Omega Seamaster Professional co-axial

The second watch that Agent 007 wears in Casino Royale is a Seamaster Planet Ocean measuring 45.5 mm in diameter. It also contains an Omega Caliber 2500 with co-axial escapement. Water-resistant to 600 meters, it allows Bond to get into even more dangerous situations — including underwater — and get back out again. It can be seen in the first part of the movie before making way for the Seamaster Diver.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Omega launched both of these watches as limited versions when the film was released. Both models had several definitively Bond features, such as the 007 logo at the tip of the seconds hand and on the caseback and clasp.

Bond ceased wearing a blue Omega Seamaster Professional in 2008, when Craig’s next Bond film, Quantum of Solace, hit theaters.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

Britain’s most famous secret agent wore a Seamaster Planet Ocean in that film instead. This 42-mm watch is somewhat smaller than the Planet Ocean seen in Casino Royale. The watch’s design is reminiscent of the Seamaster watches from the 1950s. Omega introduced a similar model prior to the release of the film. It featured the 007 logo on the seconds hand, a special caseback and the film title on the dial.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean - reclining

Omega then also launched a Seamaster Professional to coincide with the movie’s release: the Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 007 Collector’s Piece. The dial on this limited James Bond edition is black. The 41 mm watch also features the 007 logo at the tip of the seconds hand. This Omega Seamaster caliber 2500, with co-axial escapement, is water-resistant to 300 meters.

The cheap replica watches uk brand from Bienne, Switzerland launched a special edition of the Omega Seamaster to celebrate 50 years of James Bond movies. The limited Classic Seamaster Professional Co-axial 300M has a diameter of 41 mm and is powered by the chronometer-certified, automatic Caliber 2507 with co-axial escapement.

Omega  Seamaster Professional Co-axial 300M James Bond

In addition to the 007 logo on the dial, this James Bond watch also features an opening on the back of the case that allows an open view of the rotor. This, together with the design of the caseback, creates a stylish gun-barrel appearance.

Omega  Seamaster Professional Co-axial 300M James Bond - back

Omega also released a limited-edition Planet Ocean  just in time for the most recent Bond film, 2012’s Skyfall. It is water-resistant to 600 meters and features a helium outlet valve and a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel. The 007 logo sits atop the dial at the 7 o’clock position and on the stainless steel clasp. This Bond watch is powered by Caliber 8507 with a co-axial escapement, silicon spirals and a certified chronometer.  A sapphire glass bottom offers a view of both the movement and the rotor, which features a “Skyfall 007” engraving. For more on the Omega James Bond Skyfall watch, click here.

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Skyfall - James Bond

Christie’s put the watch worn by Daniel Craig during the filming of “Skyfall” on auction on October 5, 2012. It was a titanium Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M – a one-of-a-kind model that is otherwise only offered in stainless steel. The 42-mm titanium watch sold for 194,000 euros (based on the conversion rate at the time). The best Breitling replica watches features the chronograph Caliber 8500, with 60 hours of power reserve .