Swiss watch brand Omega added three new timepieces to its popular collection, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer, which was first released in 2017 and gained popularity over the years.
The three worldtimers include a titanium model and two in stainless steel. All three models feature a striking dial with laser ablated map of Earth as seen from the North Pole, over a grade 5 titanium surface. It is domed representing the curvature of the Earth.
The 43mm titanium version of the watch is lightweight and resistant to corrosion. The matte dial has a black and grey theme and all of it, including its colours, is created by laser ablation. The exception is the word LONDON, which is a transferred element but it also is hand-applied. The hands and indexes on the dial are blackened to complement the theme, and filled with Super-LumiNova that glows blue in the dark. The brushed black ceramic bezel also plays its part to keep the theme intact, while the integrated strap, made with black structured rubber and accentuated with grey stitching, completes it. The decorative link and the clasp of the strap are in grade 2 titanium.
The two stainless steel versions are also 43mm in diameter and exhibit a green sun-brushed dial made of PVD. The hands and indexes are crafted in 18K Moonshine™ Gold, OMEGA’s exclusive gold alloy which is paler in colour from the yellow gold. Keeping up with the dial, the bezel is made of polished-brushed green ceramic. The watches come with two styling options, one with a steel bracelet having a butterfly clasp and the other is a green rubber strap with grey stitching having polished steel decorative link and polished-brushed fold-over clasp.
In all three watches, the map at the centre of the dial is encircled by a 24-hour indication which is divided into two sections, representing night and day. Circling the dial are the global destinations, among which is BIENNE, OMEGA’s home city in Switzerland. For the steel version, the names of the places are in yellow gold. LONDON is made red in colour to represent the Greenwich Mean Time in all watches.
The new Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimers are powered by METAS-certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8938, meaning that they meet the highest standards of precision. The timepieces are water-resistant to 150 metres.
Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, says, “At OMEGA, we take pride in our pioneering spirit and these watches are like a call to action. Go for it! Step out into the world! The dials are works of art, which prompt a sense of awe and adventure. What’s more, there is top-level technology working behind those amazing displays. They’re beautiful, fun to wear and operate and true collectables.”
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