Of the 11 Swiss made fake Omega offerings, there were eight Speedmasters, a couple of vintage pieces circa 1940, and a Ploprof test watch from 1970 that came out of the brand’s product lab. With the world-record-smashing CK2915-1 still fresh in our minds after having achieved the highest-ever hammer price for an UK perfect replica Omega, naturally, all eyes were on the Speedmasters this time.
Fake Omega Ref. 145.022 (Lot 111), 1970 — CHF 529,200
An original 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster “Alaska Project” (a series of four secret projects) indeed caused quite a stir. The “ALASKA II” test watches were made for the Apollo missions and delivered to NASA in 1970. These prototypes were produced in a highly restricted number and have been extensively used in the space program. To that end, the white dial and “Apollo” hands were aimed at improving legibility in space.
Within the family, they are closely related to the production cheap replica Omega Speedmaster Professional. Hailed as an “absolute endgame” for Omega collectors, the watch in this lot is one of the few which are not in possession of Omega replica for sale, museums, or NASA.
Replica Omega “Monza” (Lot 168), circa 1995 — CHF 252,000
This watch has no serial number, and thus no extract from the archives to validate its existence. Therefore, only AAA quality fake Omega could verify it was real. And according to the brand, this “Monza Speedmaster” belonged to a project that was undertaken during the 1990s but eventually aborted. Donning a white dial, this prototype is marked by a never-before-seen red “Monza” signature at 6 o’clock.
Copy Omega Ref. 145.0022, 345.0022 (Lot 273), circa 2003 — CHF 32,760
Without a sensational label, this Swiss movement replica watch might have flown under the radar. Well, no, not to our Speedy experts in the house — they know a gem when they see one. In fact, this rare Speedmaster Professional prototype was the first to use the Omega caliber 3200A with a date function. This very top quality fake Omega was the official watch used in the early 2000s to test the reliability of the then-new movement. Behind the lugs are clear engravings reading “NOT FOR SALES”.