The First AAA replica Omega UK In Space is one of our all-time favorite Speedmasters, and that’s saying something considering how many iconic references have existed within this range. Originally launched in 2012 (and only recently discontinued), it pays tribute to the perfect fake Omega Ref. CK2998 worn by Astronaut Wally Schirra on the Mercury-Atlas 8 Mission. The design is very close to the more popular and iconic Moonwatch, but with subtle differences that cause it to stand out, such as the smaller case size and more dressy alpha hands. It’s a deep cut revival that became a classic.
Whether you’re a die-hard 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster fan who already owns a few pieces or you are looking for an interesting and slightly off-beat entry point into Speedy, the FOIS is an example well worth experiencing. And hey, they’re not making any more of them.