Ahoy! Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra

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Get Shipshape with Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra

Say ahoy to Omega’s new interpretations of the iconic Seamaster Aqua Terra collection that’s been wowing fans for 15 years.

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 September, 2017, 10:56am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 September, 2017, 11:06am

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Perfect balance of sophistication and ocean spirit

Introduced in 2002, the Seamaster Aqua Terra is a testament to Omega’s maritime legacy.  A boatman’s dream, the minimalist watch was designed for those who prefer their leisure above the water rather than below. The dial features Omega’s defining “teak” pattern introduced in 2008, imitating the wooden decks of luxury yachts, making it a hit on or off the boat.  Powered by Omega’s in-house Co-Axial Calibre movement, and magnetic resistant up to 15,000 gauss since 2013, the Seamaster Aqua Terra is a timelessly elegant and robust watch perfect for riding the waves whether you’re dockside, seaside, or landlocked.

New aesthetics enhances luxurious appeal

15 years on, the Seamaster Aqua Terra received a visually discreet facelift, linked to mechanical improvements in 2017, with a fresh wave of models sailing into the boutiques. 

Watch aficionados will notice the design twists that enhance the timepiece’s luxurious appeal.  The refinement starts with the case, which is now symmetrical in shape and includes twisted lugs inspired by 60s Omega models as well as a wave-edged caseback design for a more pure and understated look. 

The captivating teak patterned stripes on the dial now sails horizontally, as opposed to vertically, while the date window has been repositioned to complement the case’s symmetry. 

Triangular indexes and bold hands, plus the pared-down dial with less wording further contribute to a contemporary, clean and pure look.  Less is more certainly rings true for the Seamaster Aqua Terra.

The new models also sit neatly on the wrist with both leather straps and metal bracelets fine-tuned for a more comfortable fit.  A new supple black rubber strap, integrated into the case by a stainless steel and 18K Sedna™ gold link, gives the watch a sporty edge.

Supreme feat of technical Swiss engineering

Inside each Seamaster Aqua Terra beats the innovative Omega’s Master Chronometer, a technical movement that has surpassed the limits of watchmaking excellence.  The various calibres have consistently exceeded the highest level of certification for precision, performance and anti-magnetic resistance as approved by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology.

Spoilt for choice with a wide selection

No one is left out when it comes to the new Seamaster Aqua Terra.  Gents have a choice of a 41mm or 38mm case housing the Master Chronometer 8900/8901 or 8800 calibre, while ladies can choose from 30 new models in three different sizes.  The clean and crisp dials feature mother-of-pearl and 14 different colours, with the symmetrical cases in either 38mm or 34mm redesigned to achieve a seamless integration with the feminine-styled bracelet.  For a touch of glitz, all models come with diamond indexes, with some featuring a diamond-paved bezel for more glamour.  In the heart of the ladies’ cases beat the Master Chronometer calibre 8800/8801.

A first for globetrotters

For the connoisseur, the new Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer Limited Edition is a collector’s item.  This first Worldtimer presented by Omega is limited to 87 pieces, and represents the finest craftsmanship. 

The superlative dial features 18K yellow gold indexes and hands that are coated in Super-LumiNova. For the globetrotter, the circle of global destinations printed in red, black or blue are both functional and aesthetic, while the sapphire crystal central dial featuring a hand-crafted and vibrantly coloured enamel world map surrounded by a 24-hour indication add pizzazz.

The 43 mm symmetrical case is made from a mix of polished and brushed platinum-gold, with the reverse side featuring a wave-edged design and each unique Limited Edition number. Inside it beats the complex Master Chronometer calibre 8939.

Water resistant up to 15 bar (150m / 500ft), the timepiece comes presented on a brown leather strap with a platinum-gold foldover clasp.

Eddie Redmayne at the helm

If you are a fan of the Oscar award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, you can get one step closer to your idol by sporting a Seamaster Aqua Terra.  The exceptionally talented British actor won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his brilliant portrayal of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.  Prior to that, he was also nominated for the best actor award at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars for his role as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.

Constantly gracing the top of the global ‘best dressed men’ lists, the dapper actor exudes a sharp sense of personal style, embodying the easy elegance and adventurous spirit of the Seamaster Aqua Terra.

For work and play, the versatile Seamaster Aqua Terra can take you seamlessly from evenings on shore to mornings on board your luxury yacht with its blend of urban chic and ocean ingenuity. 

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