The best 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 45th anniversary that was introduced in 2015 as a limited edition of only 1,970 pieces. A watch that made its mark in the entire watch industry and became known as the Omega Speedmaster that changed the game when it comes to limited editions.
It sold out within just a few moments on that first morning of Baselworld 2015. Of the Fratelli, only RJ managed to get a hold of one, and no, it is not a safe queen nor being babied. That watch is for wearing and has even been signed by an Apollo astronaut.
First of all, I am very happy that the finals consist of these two watches. They are well-deserved spots, although, from a personal standpoint, I wouldn’t have minded seeing the Speedy Tuesday “Tribute to Alaska III” or the Speedy Tuesday “Ultraman” in the finals. Anyway, it is the Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award that was introduced in 2015. I am not surprised it is the Speedmaster ending up in the finals of this Speedmaster World Cup.
Let’s not talk about the connection between Snoopy and NASA again. If you’re unfamiliar with that, click here to catch up. I am getting a little bit tired of people who complain about this beagle on the dial of a Speedmaster. They’re either trolling or they don’t know about the history between NASA and this particular watchdog. Anyway, so far these complainers have been in the minority, so I am happy that common sense prevails.
Celebration of success
Sure, the Speedmaster Calibre 321 “Ed White” is an amazing piece, and I am happy to own one, but it is a fairly normal Speedmaster. So far, the Calibre 321 has been even more unobtainable than the Snoopy ever was. That may sound strange, but Omega squeezed out 1,970 of these beautiful Snoopies with hand-made case backs in roughly 12 months, whereas the non-limited edition Calibre 321 is almost harder to get than a steel Daytona. Let’s all agree both Speedmasters here are nicer than any Daytona though.
While the €14,000 Speedmaster Calibre 321 is a beautiful re-creation of an existing reference from the past, the fake Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award is a watch created from an almost blank canvas. To celebrate the success of the safe return of Apollo 13 and the prestigious NASA award Omega received for its role during that mission, Omega designed an amazing tribute!
I feel lucky that I’ve met with the designer of the black bezel fake Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award and I love the exquisite details she has put into this watch. Although the dog and text are a bit gimmicky on the dial, it is good fun and a sign you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously. Serious business is the case back though, amazing craftsmanship demonstrated with a sterling silver replica of the Snoopy lapel pin on a starry sky. This dark blue sky has been created from enamel with silver powder used for the stars.
What’s not to like here?
Sure, you “need” a regular Moonwatch as well. A Speedmaster Professional with Hesalite crystal or even the new Speedmaster Calibre 321 “Ed White” will fit any collection and especially for that regular Speedmaster, there’s no excuse not to buy one. But this white dialed Snoopy, is a tribute version to the best chronograph ever made in combination with its successful role during Apollo 13. What’s not to like here?
This steel case replica Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award has also been the starting point for many to become interested in collecting Speedmasters and its limited editions. For me, it has been good fun ever since and I am more than proud of my modest collection of Moonwatch models. This Silver Snoopy Award takes an important spot in my collection, not in the least place because it is so different from those black dialed Moonwatch variations. I know about the high resale value of this watch, but that shouldn’t play a role in choosing this watch as a winner of the Speedmaster World Cup. It is about the design, the background story of this Swiss replica watch, and its importance for the brand and Speedmaster collection in general.