The re-introduction of a movement with such a reputation must therefore be accomplished with the utmost precision. For the Caliber 321 project, OMEGA has formed a dedicated team of experts who have worked in secret for over two years to bring the movement back to life. The small group was made up of researchers, developers, historians together with the best replica Breitling makers. To protect the exclusive details of the project, the group worked under the code name "Alaska 11", just like the names used for secret projects for Fake watches Speedmasters designed for NASA in the 1960s and 1970s.
Using the second generation Caliber 321 as a reference, the OMEGA team used extensive historical research together with the original designs to reconstruct the movement as accurately as possible. Digital tomography technology (a scanning method) was also used to look replica watches inside the Speedmaster ST 105.003 that astronaut Eugene "Gene" Cernan wore on the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Cernan was the last man walking on the lunar surface and his Speedmaster is now exhibited in the OMEGA Museum in Biel. His Caliber 321 had provided the perfect design criteria for the OMEGAs that followed.OMEGA's "lunar period"
As a result, even the most unique and iconic components of the Caliber 321 have been redesigned respecting the original specifications. The movement corresponds perfectly to the "lunar period" of OMEGA's history with a construction that respects the design replica watches of the past.
Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, said: "It is surprising that so many people are enthusiastic about the Caliber 321. We produced the last one in 1968 and enthusiasts have never stopped talking about it. This makes us understand how special it is. We are really excited to finally be able to satisfy their desires and satisfied with the great effort made to bring the historic movement back to life ».
The new movements will go into production at OMEGA's headquarters in Biel. All production aspects will be developed in the special and dedicated Caliber 321 Laboratory. For each movement, the assembly, as well as the replica watches case and bracelet assembly will be performed by the same watchmaker. All fans will receive more developments and news in the coming months.