When perfect fake Omega announced its Master Chronometer designation in 2014, it was a big deal. You might even say that Omega was a little cocky and threw shade at other brands. The Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, is entirely independent of high quality replica Omega. Any brand could utilize its services for certifying watches or other items for unbiased adjudication. But statements like “Omega encourages other brands also to meet the new standards and have their watches certified by METAS to use the ‘Master Chronometer’ on the dials of their aaa quality fake watches as well” ups the ante. That statement may sound constructive, but coming from a stalwart Swiss brand, this is akin to a fierce rap battle. Did Swiss made fake Omega UK expect other brands to answer the call? I would hope so, as doing so gives credence to the METAS testing process.
Well, after best 1:1 fake Omega’s first Master Chronometer watch, the Globemaster in 2015, it took a while for another brand to step up to the plate. And we certainly didn’t expect it to be Tudor. The Rolex sister brand already uses COSC, the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, for chronometer testing, but Master Chronometer certification takes things a few steps further.
A fun fact is that METAS even audits the processes employed at COSC. While COSC certifies only the movements to be within a daily deviation of -4 to +6 seconds per day, METAS is more stringent. The caliber must be cased up, and the tolerance must be within 0 to +5 seconds per day. Adding to this is the extreme aversion to magnetism (at least 15,000 gauss), testing the claimed waterproofness, plus margin, against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22810:2010, and assessing the declared power reserve. Passing these tests and more certifies the watch as a Master Chronometer.
Dive deep into the black
Since the first Master Chronometer in 2015, AAA quality replica Omega UK has promulgated the designation across its range. It wasn’t long before the ’90s classic Seamaster Diver 300M received the accolade in 2018, but the standard Moonwatch had to wait until 2021. All the technical feats to pass the tests feel at home with the top super clone Omega Diver 300M. It’s the dive watch most associated with James Bond since GoldenEye (1995), and its unique traits make it a modern classic.
Taking the tech specs to the extreme is this blacked-out cheap fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Black Black from 2021. This watch uses ceramic (ZrO2) for its case construction and extremities, such as the helium escape (HE) valve and screw-down crown. The single tone of black persists over the case, but the varying finishes and textures provide the necessary contrast. For instance, the laser-etched dive scale with a relief pattern has a shimmer, making it readable in motion.
The Black Black could be seen as a mess on paper or in stock photos. In real life, however, it’s utterly delightful. It might not be the most usable diving companion and probably not the best everyday piece, but it’s remarkable. At 43.5mm, the Black Black is more substantial than the standard 42mm Omega Diver 300M replica for men too. I am not sure why it is bigger, but the same goes for the 44.25mm ceramic Dark Side of the Moon compared to the 42mm steel or gold Moonwatch.