OMEGA – AQUA TERRA
As versatile as ever, the new Aqua Terra watches gain in clarity with an even more attractive design. So, are you ready to set off for new watchmaking horizons?
In 2002, Omega opened a new chapter in the Seamaster saga with the Aqua Terra model. Equally at ease at sea and on land, the timepieces in the collection have seen variations over time and a whole host of versions. But they all have some things in common: they are water-resistant down to 150m and have a shock protection system to guarantee the mechanism’s performance. In 2008, the dials were decorated with a “deck” or teak pattern, which became a signature of Aqua Terra. This year, following in the wake of previous models, the design has been changed, with slimmed-down cases and a more symmetrical design. The famous dial pattern now has horizontal and not vertical lines. The date counter has moved from 3 to 6 o’clock. The reference to “water-resistance” is now on the caseback, simplifying the design on the dial, which is more elegant as a result. Reading the time is also easier thanks to wide, traditional hands pointing to triangular indices.
Two case sizes are on offer in the collection, one 38mm and other 41mm. The first contains the calibre 8800, the second the 8900. They both feature a new cone-shaped crown and can be worn with either a leather or a steel strap.
All the watches have Omega’s Master Chronometer certification, guaranteeing the performance of the movements with the COSC seal during exposure to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.
Price: €5,100 (41mm with steel strap)
By Dan Diaconu