NEW: Omega Updates Its Aqua Terra Collection
New shades, new small seconds sub-dials and METAS upgrades for some models.
Introduced in 2002, Omega’s Aqua Terra was birthed as a sub-set of its Seamaster collection. Slightly dressier than the dive watches under the Seamaster umbrella, the Aqua Terra range (‘aqua’ relating to water and ‘terra’ meaning ‘land’) was devised to be worn on any occasion, whether in the office or on a weekend jaunt at sea.
In the early days, the Aqua Terra was fitted with the Calibre 2500—an ETA base with Omega’s Co-Axial escapement. Today, the new versions have been upgraded with Master Chronometer certifications given by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology, or METAS.
While increased precision and accuracy are undoubtedly key to the Aqua Terra’s evolution, the collection is also welcoming a small seconds sub-dial at six o’clock for the first time, some encircled in 18K Sedna gold (above) or diamonds. And because Omega subscribes to ‘go big’ rather than ‘go home’, the new Aqua Terra collection comprises 10 models in 38mm (with two luxury editions) and nine models in 41mm (with four luxury editions).
Other updates include new dials in sun-brushed shades and two-tone teak patterns (above). Hour markers come in hull-shaped indices with mother-of-pearl inlay, while the gem-set ones have diamonds in incremental sizes from six to 12 o’clock. Complementary straps come in beige or blue rubber, leather straps in red, burgundy, beige and green, as well as bracelets in matching metals.
With the 38mm, eight versions come in either stainless steel or a combination of steel and Omega’s proprietary Sedna gold. Needless to say, dial variations include one in green (above)—this year’s must-have shade. These versions are powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8802, while the luxury models in 18K Sedna gold with diamond-set bezels are powered by the Calibre 8803, with all the same credentials as the Calibre 8802 but with 18K Sedna gold rotor and balance bridge.
The larger 41mm model sees four stainless steel versions and one bi-metal version in steel and 18K Sedna gold. Dial options include two-tone blue-grey or two-tone silvery beige, both paired with either a matching bracelet or integrated rubber strap. The four versions are equipped with the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8916, while the four luxury editions in 18K Sedna gold come with the Calibre 8917 with 18K Sedna gold rotor and balance bridge.
With sizes that are comfortable for both men and women, the new Seamaster Aqua Terra models offer great versatility and make for great couples’ watches, starting at S$8,950. There’s no word on availability yet so be sure to give your friendly AD a call if you’re keen.
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