Three new jewellery models join the ladies’ Aqua Terra 150m Luxury Editions sub-collection. Presented in 34mm and 38mm Sedna gold cases, the three new watches are enhanced with diamonds and precious gemstones and sport a new wave motif on the dial. Water-resistant to 150m and powered by Omega’s Master Chronometer Calibre 8807, these models are resilient and feminine at the same time.
Land and Sea
The Aqua Terra belongs to the Seamaster dynasty, Omega’s longest-running product line that was launched in 1948. In constant evolution over the years, the Seamaster has explored the dress watch terrain but became famous for its dive watches like the Seamaster 300 of 1957. The Seamaster Aqua Terra surfaced in 2002, and although it still offered robust water-resistance, its looks were modelled on dressier Seamaster models of the 1950s and 1960s, some of them decorated with the horizontal striped lines (decking) that characterise this family. Smart and sporty, resilient and attractive, the Aqua Terra is the best of both worlds and is Omega’s answer to a daily beater. With models for both sexes, the latest Aqua Terra models notch up the luxury quotient with the incorporation of precious gemstones.
Sedna Gold Cases
Senda gold is Omega’s proprietary alloy, a blend of gold (minimum 75%), copper and palladium resulting in a long-lasting reddish lustre. The three models presented in June 2020 are housed in a choice of 34mm or 38mm cases made from 18k Sedna gold. The distinct architecture of the case is highlighted with alternating polished and brushed finishes. Although it is a luxurious jewellery version of the Aqua Terra, it still performs to the collection’s specifications and the screw-down crown ensures the 150m water-resistance of the case.
White, red and blue
The Luxury Collection of Aqua Terra 150m already hosted various models with snow-set diamond dials and marquise-cut gemstones for hour markers. The latest arrivals introduce a new dial pattern composed of rippling waves, a motif that is more in tune with the nautical decking found on many Aqua Terra models. All three models in 18k Sedna gold are embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel and a dynamic wave motif on the dial. Set against a guilloché background, the waves are picked out with paved diamonds (the 34mm model has 138 paved diamonds and 191 on the 38mm). The rippling waves are crafted from ribbons of gold and are not uniform in width, which makes setting the diamonds even trickier. The hour and minute hands are also crafted in rose gold, diamond-polished, faceted and filled with white Super-LumiNova that glows blue in the dark.
All three models signal the hours with marquise-cut gemstones held in rose gold frames with tiny prongs. One model features diamonds, another is set with red rubies and the third uses blue sapphires to mark the passing hours.
Master Chronometer Calibre 8807
Fitted with Omega’s resilient and highly accurate calibre 8807, the automatic movement with Co-Axial escapement is a certified Master Chronometer (approved by METAS). Resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000-gauss, the movement is equipped with anti-magnetic silicon components for the regulating organ. The sapphire caseback reveals the gold rotor and the balance bridge are decorated with Geneva waves in arabesque winds in both directions for a power reserve of 55 hours.
Straps, bracelets and prices
Judging by the content on the webpage, the 34mm versions of the Aqua Terra 150M with the new wavy dial can be ordered with an integrated gold bracelet or a leather strap. The gold bracelet echoes the finishes of the case with a central polished link and brushed outer links. The larger 38mm models are only available with leather straps; glossy blue for the sapphire model, glossy red for the ruby model and a pearly brown strap for the diamond model.
The 34mm models on leather straps retail for EUR 26,400 and EUR 38,000 on a Sedna gold bracelet. The 38mm models with leather straps retail for EUR 31,900.
For more information, please consult omegawatches.com.