We’ve covered it very often, especially when an astronaut’s gold Omega Speedmaster replica for sale has come to the surface or when we saw an interesting example for sale or at an auction. This gold Speedmaster is also referred to as a “Tribute to Astronauts” watch. It was the first gold Speedmaster that Swiss made fake Omega created, and it was offered to the active astronauts at a gala dinner on November 25th, 1969, at the Hotel Warwick in Houston.
In short, the 1:1 replica Omega Speedmaster Professional reference BA145.022-69 is a full-gold version of the then steel 145.022. It features an 18K gold case with the same design cues and dimensions as the regular steel AAA copy Omega Speedmaster Professional. The gold bezel has a burgundy red aluminum inlay, with the famous “dot over ninety.”
One of the things that makes this Swiss made fake Omega BA145.022-69 reference so special is, of course, the solid gold dial. This is indicated by the “OM” next to “Swiss Made”, which means “Or Massif”, or “solid gold.” The hour markers of the perfect super clone watches are made of onyx, have two facets each, and are set in gold frames. The hands are black with gold centers and give wonderful contrast to the solid gold dial.
The step dial comes in two different versions, the first having the oval O in best quality replica Omega UK, like the dials of the first Omega Speedmaster CK2915 references. The second version is similar to the regular 145.022-69 dial, where the S in Omega Speedmaster copy for sale doesn’t join the P, is of average height, and is slightly open at the top. So basically, it’s a typographical change.
There are three different top Swiss replica watches of the case back on the gold Speedmaster Apollo 11. There’s the one given to the astronauts and presented to the White House, which features a special engraving (more below), as well as two with an engraving for the watches that were for the public.
These publicly sold watches had the usual Moonwatch engraving, with “UK Fake OMEGA Speedmaster” and “The First Watch Worn On The Moon” accompanied by “Apollo XI 1969”. The very first super clone watches online have this engraving unpainted, while later models have this engraved painted in red, similar to the color of the bezel inlay.
All watches came on a gold bracelet with hollow links (common at the time) and a small 14mm gold clasp with striping decoration. The bracelet has reference 1116 with reference 575 end-links. Swiss movement replica Omega also made this bracelet in steel, with the same numbers engraved. The brand used that bracelet for the 105.012-66, 145.012-67, 145.012-68, and the 145.022-68/-69/-71. Unlike the 1039 or 1171, also used on a number of these references, it had polished in-between links. Interestingly, while the gold 1116/575 uses the same reference as the steel copy watch for sale, the clasp is entirely different.