Is anyone surprised by this result? I certainly wasn’t. The black dial fake Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50 is about as pure an Omega Speedmaster Professional as you can get. If you follow Fratello because you are obsessed with the Speedmaster and its inimitable history, then chances are a watch like this one has passed through your hands and maybe even your collection at some point. If it hasn’t, it probably should.
Can reference 3570 go all the way? I don’t know how it would fair against the newer 321 that looks set to go deep in the competition, but it would get my vote, that’s for sure.
While I wasn’t surprised to see my black leather strap copy Rolex Day-Date 1803 make it through to this round, I was more than a little stunned it only just made it. The Rolex Day-Date is a nailed-on classic. I really believe it is the class of the catalog. The version I have here is from a particularly handsome era and one I truly advocate. It has its work cut out against the Speedy, but if any watch from this group is primed for an upset, this is it.
Who did you vote for and why? What’s your prediction for the later rounds? Will the steel bracelet copy Omega Speedmaster 321 triumph once again… Who knows? You decide!