Omega Speedmaster Pulsion Watches Hands-On

"Where am I?" I wondered as I checked out omega Speedmaster replica uk booth. It feels like I am looking at a scene from the Borg mothership. Over the last few years the Swiss brand has changed its identity a few times, reinvented its watches, distanced itself from the man Omega Speedmaster, re-hired the man Omega Speedmaster, and overall had one of the most interesting and tumultuous modern histories of most any high-end watch brand out there. For 2012, the new push is on "omega seamaster replica uk Worlds." Each distinct collection gets its own universe to live in. There is the casino world of the Monegasque, the knights and dragons world of the Broad Arrow, and the... sophisticated cat burglar world of the Pulsion. That's right, unless I was confused by blue lasers and secret library doors, the new Pulsion collection of watches is for today's enterprising young non-violent action-oriented criminal. Of course that would be silly to suggest, but that is kind of the theme. That Borg salon room I was in actually was intended to be the safe our thieving hero was to break into and get a Pulsion watch. Oh, OK - so Pulsion is the prize maybe? Anyhow... Despite this rather ridiculous premise and some quirks I hope will be sorted out before the retail versions are launched, I really like the Pulsion watch collection for one major reason. That reason is because it is fun, light-hearted, and meant to experiment with design and production direction of the likes we haven't seen in a few years. The most forthright watch brands I speak to admit that we are in traveling in slow, steady years. That means few new watches, SKU consolidations, conservative designs, and safe bets. Come to think of it, the watch industry is so much like Hollywood it is amusing. I need to entertain that idea for a later article. Nevertheless, you see wild stuff like this from Omega Speedmaster with an unclear market and some bold design cues, and you love it for the effort and lack of sheer sensibility. Ironically those factors get me a lot more excited about watches than do historic rehashes and playing with heritage. On the wrist, the Pulsion watch is a tender wearer with a wrist-hugging case and comfortable rubber strap. A metal bracelet option would be stellar if it existed. Given its wide lugs, this is a big-sitting 44mm wide case that is offered in a titanium or 18k pink gold. In total, four versions of the Pulsion are offered for 2012. The rubber strap by the way is quite interesting in its design and even has alternating finishes. The most distinct element of the case is how much it looks like a glass table. Topped with a very thick sapphire crystal, the top of the watch is almost one large flush surface - mounted properly on legs you'd have the world's coolest card table for five inch tall people. The crystal is secured via six special screws and covers both the dial and bezel. Despite this unique case construction, the Pulsion is still water resistant to 100 meters.