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“Aqua Terra” was the Latin name Omega cho­sen for the orig­i­nal mod­els of its Sea­mas­ter col­lec­tion, which were known for their re­li­a­bil­ity both on wa­ter (Aqua) and on land (Terra).

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In 2002, Omega in­tro­duced a bold new range of time­pieces to its fa­mous Sea­mas­ter fam­ily. With 40 mod­els of­fered in four dif­fer­ent sizes (41mm, 38mm, 35mm and 28mm), the first Aqua Terra line de­liv­ered a “re­fresh­ing con­trast” of style and in­no­va­tion that could eas­ily fit an ac­tive life­style. The min­i­mal­ist de­sign worked per­fectly for busi­ness days, and so­cial nights yet the watches re­mained 100 per­cent Sea­mas­ter at their core, with a per­for­mance that was backed by anti-shock tech­nol­ogy and 150m/500ft wa­ter re­sis­tance.

Omega’s Sea­mas­ter Aqua Terra has al­ways pro­vided the per­fect bal­ance be­tween so­phis­ti­ca­tion and ocean spirit. In its new col­lec­tion, some of the most pop­u­lar fea­tures have been en­hanced or sub­tly trans­formed. The most no­table changes in­clude the teak pat­tern on the dial which now runs hor­i­zon­tally, as op­posed to ver­ti­cally, as well as the cleaner aes­thet­ics and the sym­met­ri­cal case. Cer­ti­fied as Mas­ter Chronome­ters, the col­lec­tion also takes the Aqua Terra to new heights of pre­ci­sion and per­for­mance. To max­imise sym­me­try, the date win­dow has been moved from 3 to 6 o’clock. Some 41 mm mod­els fea­ture a rub­ber strap, new to the Aqua Terra, which is in­te­grated into the case by an ad­di­tional stain­less steel or 18K Sedna™ gold link. And the metal bracelets have also been re­designed to achieve a bet­ter in­te­gra­tion with the case.

The new Sea­mas­ter Aqua Terra Ladies’ Col­lec­tion fea­tures 30 new mod­els in three dif­fer­ent sizes. Even within the re­fined cases, Omega has man­aged to give the time­pieces sev­eral de­sign twists and, in most mod­els, a Mas­ter Chronome­ter up­grade that of­fers im­pres­sive lev­els of pre­ci­sion and per­for­mance. The clean and crisp di­als fea­ture mother-of-pearl and 14 dif­fer­ent colours, and the sym­met­ri­cal cases have been re­designed to achieve a seam­less in­te­gra­tion with the fem­i­nine-styled bracelet.

The patented screw-and-pin bracelet it­self has been up­dated with re-pro­por­tioned and domed links that give a more fem­i­nine ap­pear­ance. The crown has changed too. Now, it is con­i­cal in shape with waved edges and is much eas­ier for del­i­cate fin­gers to ma­nip­u­late. The “wa­ter-re­sis­tance” word­ing on the dial has been taken away and en­graved on the case­back in­stead. The case­back fea­tures a wave-edged de­sign with sap­phire-crys­tal through which you can see the Omega Mas­ter Chronome­ter cal­i­bre 8800, used in both of the

larger watch sizes. This move­ment, along with each watch, has reached the high­est level of cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for pre­ci­sion and per­for­mance as ap­proved by the Swiss Fed­eral In­sti­tute of Metrol­ogy (METAS).

This year, the Swiss brand is proudly pre­sent­ing its first World­timer - an­other sple­did ex­am­ple of crafts­man­ship at its finest.

A gen­uine beauty of this new Sea­mas­ter Aqua Terra watch can be found on the dial. The ex­te­rior sec­tion is sand-blasted plat­inum­gold and fea­tures 18K yel­low gold in­dexes and hands that are coated in Su­per-Lu­miNova. There is also a cir­cle of global des­ti­na­tions printed in red (GMT), black (+1h in sum­mer) or blue (places with­out day­light sav­ings). For a spe­cial touch, these des­ti­na­tions in­clude the city of Bi­enne at GMT+1, Omega’s home in Switzer­land.

In vi­brant colour, there is also a sap­phire crys­tal cen­tral dial with a hand-crafted enamel world map. A 24-hour in­di­ca­tion sur­rounds this ex­quis­ite view over the North Pole. The 43mm sym­met­ri­cal case is made from plat­inum-gold and in­cludes a mix of pol­ished and brushed sur­faces. On the re­verse side, there is a waveedged de­sign and sev­eral en­grav­ings in­clud­ing each unique Limited-Edition num­ber.

The time­piece is wa­ter re­sis­tant up to 15 bar (150m / 500ft) and comes pre­sented on a brown leather strap with a plat­inum-gold foldover clasp.

The Sea­mas­ter Aqua Terra Ladies’ Col­lec­tion – all mod­els come with di­a­mond in­dexes

The case­back fea­tures a wave-edged de­sign with sap­phire-crys­tal

A sap­phire crys­tal cen­tral dial with a hand-crafted enamel world map

Only 87 edi­tions of the Sea­mas­ter Aqua Terra World­timer Mas­ter Chronome­ter has been pro­duced

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