Inside the new AAA Replica watches are Omega’s excellently produced Master Chronometer-certified movements — each automatic mechanism featuring a co-axial escapement, magnetic resistance to 15,000 Gauss, a silicon balance spring, and a power reserve of 55 hours.
The latest iteration of the AAA Omega Constellation Replica brings the series into the modern age, boasting a somewhat sportier look than that of its predecessors in the historic collection, which have more often opted towards a more delicate and formal style. Among the modern updates, we see the larger case diameter and thickness, which gives the watch a more durable look.
These are most clear in the silhouette of the case shape, with its rounded sides, conical crown, and uniquely faceted integrated lugs on the top and bottom; and in the bezel, with its engraved Roman numeral indices and it’s four flattened “claws.” Among the various case materials, the all-steel and particularly the yellow-gold-and-steel models in their metal mono-link bracelet options provide the most retro aesthetic.
The Omega Replica dial’s overall style is much more contemporary than the series’ vintage counterparts, but still nonetheless features some degree of homage. The two key features here are the script Constellation logo and the redesigned hands and hour markers.
Whether the 2020 design update will help the new Fake watch break into the modern conversation still remains to be seen, but with competitive pricing in the category, and a unique aesthetic, it has as good a shot as any.