A Closer Look At Omega’s New Aqua Terra Small Seconds Collection
A new, fresh-faced crop of Seamaster Aqua Terra watches has burst onto the scene featuring a small seconds sub-dial, a first for the collection, and a dizzying array of style options.
For those obsessed with the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra collection, and we know you’re out there, there’s a whole new crop of drool-worthy watches. A broad range of styles is being introduced simultaneously for the 2021 collection.
For Water and Earth
As the collection’s name suggests – “Aqua” meaning water and “Terra” meaning land – the watches can accompany their owners anywhere on Earth – from the oceans to the mountains to bustling cities and everywhere in between. Of course, Omega watches have traveled well beyond the watery depths and the remotest places on Earth, all the way to the moon on NASA missions, specifically the Speedmaster, but that’s another story for another time.
Nineteen to Choose From
In the 2021 collection, there will be nine new 41mm watches and ten new 38mm timepieces. The straps will be varied, as well. Leather and rubber options will be available and, of course, bracelets in matching metals.
A small seconds sub-dial is a first for this collection, and it’s at the 6 o’clock position, imparting a pleasing design balance for the watch’s dial. The date also appears through a small aperture at the base of the sub-dial, adding to the watch’s cleaner, sleeker look.
Of course, all of the watches are equipped with Omega’s proprietary in-house mechanical movements. And in some of the new Aqua Terra watches, even the movements incorporate Omega’s trademark Sedna 18K gold in the form of a winding rotor and balance bridge.
For the 38mm size, there are wide-ranging versions in stainless steel and stainless steel with Sedna gold. The sun-brushed dial color options include white mother-of-pearl, light green, dark green, and creamy linen. Some models are equipped with matching bracelets, while others have colored leather straps. These watches are all powered by Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer mechanical calibre 8802.
The two diamond-set 38mm timepieces are crafted of Sedna gold and feature diamond-set bezels. Their new specially crafted movement, the calibre 8803, contains Omega’s proprietary gold in the form of the rotor and balance bridge. A version with a white mother-of-pearl dial comes on a red leather strap, while the other has a purple jade dial and Sedna gold bracelet.
The new upsized 41mm watch also boasts plenty of options to suit the buyer’s taste. There are four stainless steel versions and one in steel and Sedna gold, and they are outfitted with either a matching bracelet or an integrated rubber strap. Each of these versions comes with Omega’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer mechanical calibre 8916. The new watches’ two-tone dial colors include silvery beige, blue-grey, and silvery blue.
There are also four additional models in the 41mm size that have movements with Sedna gold rotors and balance bridges. The new Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8917 was especially crafted for these all-gold timepieces. The two dial colors, a two-tone blue-grey or a silvery beige, are available with either a gold bracelet or an integrated rubber strap.