When Omega replica released the Speedmaster Z-33 in 2012, it was to be the follow-up to the acclaimed X-33 omega fake watch, which took the Speedmaster to a new futuristic place in the 1990s. Developed with support and specifications from astronauts, the Speedmaster X-33 was to be the next generation aviation and aerospace omega fake watch. In an all-titanium case, it combined traditional analog hands with an LCD display on the face to offer a range of features useful for those in space. It was Omega replica‘s way of keeping the Speedmaster relevant for modern space exploration, as the original Speedmaster “Moonwatch” contains a manually wound mechanical chronograph movement.
That is a really good question, and since I actually enjoyed elements of the Z-33, I would not call it a mistake because it was not a bad omega fake watch – despite being very tall on the wrist. The problem with the Z-33, I think, is that it is not what Omega replica watch lovers wanted. Combine a historic flight omega fake watch with a modern aerospace omega fake watch for an even more modern tool watch? It just didn’t work with the resulting case design that was too avant garde. Like Breitling with their Aerospace collection of omega fake watch, Omega replica‘s success with the X-33 was that actual aviators and astronauts were choosing to wear them.
The strange design of the Z-33 prevented too many serious professionals from choosing one. So the poor adoption among this important demographic allowed Omega replica to revisit the idea of a new high-function ana-digi quartz omega fake watch from the brand otherwise so dedicated to mechanical omega fake watch. It probably didn’t take much decision-making to consider simply building a modern X-33, which became what we now have in the Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker.
The Z-33 took a modern approach to the X-33 in regard to design, but kept much of what people liked about the original. A new black LCD screen used red numerals, and the overall functionality and dial design was very elegant. Omega replica decided to revive the classic Flightmaster case for the Z-33, which proved an unwise decision in hindsight. Omega replica admitted that it was not the best way to bring back the Flightmaster case because the resulting Z-33 was much too thick and controversially designed.
The titanium case is cut very well, and I like the matte brushed finishing a lot. Other than being in titanium, the bracelet is more or less identical to that classic Speedmaster bracelet that people love. The case of the X-33 Skywalkers has a range of interesting design elements but is a Speedmaster at heart. In fact, in many ways, it is very similar to the last generation X-33. Omega replica simply didn’t want to make too many changes in order to preserve the interest from aviation professionals and collectors.