Gérald Genta is revered for his innovative vision and trendsetting designs. As most watch fans know, Genta created some of the most iconic silhouettes in the history of watchmaking. From the Universal Genève Polerouter (created when he was just 23 years old) to the fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus, Genta’s aesthetic always managed to straddle the line between classic and wholly unique. However, Genta seems to have turned that line into more of a zigzag with at least one of his designs. That watch is the cheap replica Omega Seamaster Polaris. The Polaris is a strange, if not slightly confused watch, and that’s precisely what makes it an object of pure joy.
In the early 1980s, the quartz crisis had perfect replica Omega UK on the ropes: they needed the proverbial “big idea” to right the ship, so to speak. One attempt at a solution was to tap Genta to design a quartz watch that would make a big splash. They wanted something new and different, but also a watch that was a sign of the times. The result of this effort was the luxury super clone Omega Seamaster Polaris.
The launch of the Polaris came at a time of uncertainty in the mechanical watch market. Quartz had practically taken over the the entire watch world by the late 1970s and early 1980’s. AAA quality replica Omega felt that it was the right time to have Genta design a forward-looking quartz model in his image.
What resulted was a watch that kept the Seamaster moniker but added a lot of Genta’s design DNA, and a dash of early 80s quirkiness. The Swiss movement copy Omega Seamaster Polaris is without a doubt a one-of-a-kind watch – and very unlikely to be confused with the similarly-named Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris.
While the Polaris was a member of high quality replica Omega’s famed Seamaster line, it was by no means a traditional dive watch. The standard version has a diminutive diameter of just 32mm with a lug to lug measurement of 36mm. Smaller women’s models had a case diameter of 23mm. A large watch, the Polaris was not.
The initial 1982 release was a basic no-date three-hander without a diving bezel. It had a case thickness of just 7.2mm, so it was exceptionally thin for a member of the top quality fake Omega Seamaster family as well. The original 1982 release came with a water resistance of just 100 meters. While later models from the 1990s boasted up to 300 meters of water resistance, virtually nothing about the original Polaris release says “dive with me” other than the word Seamaster printed at the bottom of the dial.
Being a Genta creation, the Omega Seamaster Polaris replica for sale utilizes the integrated bracelet design that brings it right in line with so many of his designs from that period. It also includes a 2mm thick 18ct gold inlay into the brushed titanium case. The original dial design was a basic matte black finish with applied hour pips around the dial. The case and bracelet were quite maximalist with the inner bracelet links and geometric gold bezel inlay.
The frenetic look of the case and bracelet may offer a clue as to why the dial itself takes such a minimalist posture. The bracelet links have a slightly convex curve to them, giving the copy watch online uk a little more dimension than most. Somehow, all of the elements of the watch seem to be slightly mismatched, but that’s what brings the entire look together. It’s a bit like an EDM festival costume that has so many seemingly disjointed elements that it makes the whole look feel intentional.