Ryan Reynolds may be one of the funniest guys on social media, as well as the blueprint for a working superhero-cum-father of three, but he’s also quite the watch collector.
Up his sleeve he boasts a Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale, Panerai Luminor Marina, Piaget Altiplano Scrimshaw and Cartier Roadster Chronograph. But one wristwatch that stands out the most to us is his black dial fake Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon, which we reckon you don’t even need to be a multimillion-dollar-earning actor or have a Twitter following of more than 16.6 million to pull off.
The watch in question is just another in copy Omega’s line of space-themed timepieces, which pays homage to the brand being the first to have placed one on the moon (Buzz Aldrin wore a Speedmaster when he walked on the moon in 1969).
Reynolds’ own all-black ultra-chic wrist-gear references the dark side of the moon (you know, the side we never see), as well as that successful 1969 Apollo 11 mission, and was made using a single piece of black zirconium oxide ceramic, with Omega moving away from the typical gold and steel frames of previous Speedmasters. Inside, the Omega Speedmaster replica with black ceramic case features a Co-Axial Calibre 9300 and a rather impressive power reserve of 60 hours, which would be handy if you were to make it to the moon yourself.
The strap of the Swiss made copy Omega is made from – yep, you guessed it – black nylon and features a titanium clasp, while within the case the polished black ceramic dial features sub-dial rings, diamond-polished 18-carat white-gold hands, a polished rhodium-plated seconds hand with a red tip, and 18-carat white-gold applied indexes.
Forget acting, a watch like that could earn Ryan Reynolds (and you) a place in Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s squadron.
IWC Pilot’s Fake Wristwatch Mark 11 with Nato Strap (1948)
In response to a product requirement from the British government, IWC replica developed a service watch for pilots of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The technical specifications stipulated by the RAF were very rigid, including a requirement that the movement had to be protected against magnetic fields. Production of the now-legendary IWC Mark 11, with Caliber 89, started in 1948. In November 1949, the watch was supplied to airborne personnel of the RAF and other Commonwealth nations and remained in service until 1981.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Ceramic (1994)
Forty-eight years after the legendary Mark 11 was launched, IWC built on its Pilot’s Watch tradition with the launch of the black ceramic case replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Ref. IW3740. In 1994, IWC launched another Pilot’s Watch Chronograph (Ref. 3705), intended for modern aviation and equipped with a case made from high-tech zirconium oxide ceramic — a material as hard as sapphire and virtually indestructible. Its movement is caliber 7922.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XII (1994)
Also in 1994, the Swiss automatic movement copy IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XII (Ref. IW3241) succeeded the Mark 11 as a contemporary new edition after long and intensive discussions within IWC’s management. This decision gave collectors, who could no longer acquire any originals on the market, a chance to own a modern version of the iconic timepiece. While the design of the watch was heavily inspired by its predecessor, its equipment – including an automatic movement (Caliber A8842), a screw-in crown, a date display and a convex sapphire glass – was very contemporary.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch (2002)
IWC introduced its 5000 family of calibers in 2001, originally for use in a limited series of IWC Portugieser watches. This new edition of the classic Big Pilot’s Watch was the first in the family to contain the high-performance IWC-manufactured Caliber 5011 movement. With a case diameter of 46.2 mm and a height of 15.8 mm, it remains one of the biggest wristwatches IWC has ever made. The 46.2mm IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Ref. 5002 clone watch features a seven-day power reserve, a new date display at 6 o’clock, and a central seconds display.