Omega announces a massive amount of new watches, and usually only a handful take the spotlight each year. Last year it was the Trilogy Collection and this year the new Seamaster 300M seemed to get all the love. However, Omega usually has a few sleeper hits up their sleeves, and for 2018, one of my favorite Omega releases is the latest addition to its CK2998 family, the Omega Speedmaster CK2998 Pulsometer Replica Watches.
The new Cheap Omega Replica is fitted with a steel case, measuring in at 39.7mm in diameter with a lug spacing of 19mm, suggesting that it will wear quite nicely on most wrist sizes, but difficult to find alternative strap options due to the 19mm lug spacing. Covering the dial is a sapphire crystal, and surrounding it is a black ceramic bezel displaying a pulsometer scale. To hold the watch on your wrist, the CK2998 comes on a perforated black leather strap, with white rubber interior.
The Calibre 1861 features a power reserve of 48 hours, a frequency of 21,600bph, and has more than proven its reliability over the years. As far as aesthetics, this limited edition closely resembles the blue CK2998 that we saw Omega Replica Watches release back in 2016, with a different colorway and a pulsometer scale in place of the tachymeter scale. This latest edition features a white dial with black sub-dials and outer track, with a contrasting red chronograph hand, and red “Speedmaster” text. The handset here differs from the standard “Moonwatch” hands, and instead features Alpha hands.
The most interesting thing to note on this version, in my opinion, is Omega’s decision to ditch the standard tachymeter scale, and in its place, put a pulsometer scale. Whereas the tachymeter scale is designed for use by race car drivers to calculate speed, the AAA Omega Replica Watches pulsometer is designed to calculate heart rate. While the pulsometer scale might be a slightly esoteric feature, I’d argue it’s at least somewhat useful today, unlike the tachymeter scale.
All in all, I really dig this watch. Some might loathe seeing yet another Speedmaster limited edition, but this one just does it for me. The panda dial is executed very well, and the red accents give the Charming Fake Watch a nice sporty feel. On top of that, I’m always a big fan of brands using a scale other than the tachymeter for their chronograph bezels. Since I lack the ability to do complex math on the fly, and because my car has a functioning speedometer, I have no use, nor a reason to use, a tachymeter scale.