Above you see clearly that the replica watch uses a sapphire crystal instead of the plexi crystal. You can also see that the Speedmaster bracelets are using screws since a couple of years. Something that we’ve seen in an early stage on the Apollo 15 limited edition 40th anniversary from 2011 and was later on adopted in the regular Speedmaster Professional collection as well.
To be brutally honest with you, when I first saw this replica watch it scared me quite a bit. The press images that popped up on some places before the official release showed a very (very!) blue dial. I also mentioned this in our coverage of the gold edition of this Omega Speedmaster Apollo 17 replica watch. However, in the flesh the blue dial is very attractive and not having the slightest resemblance with the hard blue tone it had on the rendered PR images. The gold and blue is a very attractive combination on both the dial and the Ceragold blue bezel. The only somewhat strange thing is the racing-like minute track on the replica watch. I am not sure why this was done on this Moonreplica watch variation, where there is no link with the racing models of the past. Reasons aside, it does look nice.-->