Fake Omega Speedmaster Moonphase Skeleton in Platinum — 2003
Then, in 2003, Omega replica repeated its platinum game with a skeletonized Speedmaster also worked on by Armin Strom. This time, the moon phase complication was visible. Instead of the 861, Omega used its caliber 1866 as a base and dubbed it caliber 3604 A. Limited to 57 pieces only (referring to the first year of the Speedmaster — 1957). It is a 42mm case Speedmaster with a see-through case back, so you can admire its skeletonized movement from both sides.
This platinum case copy Omega Speedmaster reference 3688.30 was only available with a leather strap. You do see these pop up at auctions occasionally. In 2017, one was sold for CHF 35,000/$35,000 at Antiquorum.
Replica Omega Speedmaster Apollo XI 40th Anniversary – 2009
In 2009, you might remember the steel bracelet copy Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI 40th anniversary edition with the silver medallion mission patch at 9 o’clock. Also on the dial was the time of the lunar landing, printed in red. The case back shows a larger mission patch. It was limited to 7,969 pieces, and of course, you can debate whether this volume really constitutes a “limited” edition.
Coincidentally, at the time of writing this, there are only 11 of these copy watches offered on Chrono24. Anyway, the really limited version of this watch was the platinum edition, which was made just 69 times. To make a clear distinction between this platinum Speedmaster Apollo XI 40th anniversary edition and the steel version, the medallion on the dial and case back are made of yellow gold. Inside is the caliber 1861 movement, like any normal Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch replica with white dial at the time. The reference of the platinum Speedmaster Apollo XI is 3188.8.131.52.01.001. This model was delivered in a special wooden box, with the mission logo on the lid.