With 10 new colors, the Aqua Terra has become even more versatile.
The Seamaster is having quite a bit of a field day. With the recent release of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep, Omega’s diving collection just set a new benchmark for waterproof watches (you can read the whole story here). But this wasn’t the only watch that they’d introduced for the Seamaster range.
Heralding the start of the watchmaking year, Omega also released a new collection of Seamaster Aqua Terra models in a range of new colors that live up to the name. Meaning, the dials for the new models are inspired by the colors you find on both land and sea: Atlantic Blue, Bay Green, Sandstone, Saffron and Terracotta for the 38mm range; Sea Blue, Lagoon Green, Sandstone, Shell Pink, and Lavender for the 34mm range.
And what makes these watches special is that the colors are applied onto the brass dial itself, giving each one a metallic sunburst finish.
Omega’s Head of Product Management, Gregory Kissling says that they wanted to “play with the name Aqua Terra, so the colors are more aligned with water and earth.”
And in this sense, the collection succeeds. Taking a closer look at the the new models, the dials are more closely aligned with the Aqua Terra concept, and make for good daily wear watches.
All the models are cased in fully polished stainless steel, and tell the hours, minutes, and seconds. There’s also a date-display window on 6 o’clock for some added functionality (trapezoidal for the 38mm, and round for the 34mm). The entire collection runs on Omega’s Calibre 8800, a Co-Axial Master Chronometer certified by METAS. The bracelet has also been redesigned, making it fit more comfortably on the wrist. And of course, it’s water resistant for up to 150 meters, which should handle most situations you’ll find yourself in.
It’s a fitting tribute to the Aqua Terra’s 20th anniversary, a milestone that it’s celebrating this year. Originally introduced as a daily wear option, the Aqua Terra has since come into its own. It’s easily dressed up or down, and would look equally at home with a sport jacket as it would on a weekend barbecue. It’s this versatility that has kept it popular for two decades.
Overall, the collection addresses what the Aqua Terra needed. As a watch meant for everyday use, the thing it really needed was choice.