Welcome on Board
“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).
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