SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA SMALL SECONDS
BETWEEN LAND AND SEA
Symbolizing the perfect balance between sporting spirit and elegance, this highly versatile watch, available in two sizes from the Biel-based watchmaker, now features a small seconds counter at the bottom of its dial.
With its watersports-friendly casing that can withstand dives down to a depth of 150 meters and an elegant dial displaying the essentials of time, Omega’s Seamaster Aqua Terra can be worn on land or at sea. And to emphasize its status as a versatile watch, it now features a small seconds hand at the bottom of its dial. This is an opportunity for the Biel-based watchmaker to offer new Seamaster Aqua Terra Small Seconds models in two sizes, 41 and 38mm in diameter, including certain decorated with precious materials.
The larger of the two models is available in two variants in SednaTM gold, four in steel and one combining the two metals, and housing the Omega caliber 8916 Master Chronometer, an automatic movement that delivers 60 hours of power reserve. The dials, with their triangular indexes and dauphine style hands, play with contrasts by presenting the famous horizontal “teak” pattern. This is a sailboat-like pattern reminiscent of the deck of a yacht, in gray or blue with a minute track on a white, blue, or beige background. The small second hand, which includes the date at 6 o’clock, uses the same color combinations.
The 38mm watch is almost a small collection in itself with its ten references, two in SednaTM gold. They feature faces in violet jade or white mother-of-pearl curved with a bezel set. Four of them are in two colors, including the sublime soft mint dial, and four are in steel with champagne or dark green shades, and are powered by the Omega 8803 automatic caliber. As for the latter variants, they are powered by the Omega 8802 automatic caliber. Here the hour markers are either set with round diamonds or in gold and mother-of-pearl, ovoid in shape like the hull of a sailing ship seen from the sky. The small second hand is leaf-shaped and the date window is rounded for added softness.
Price: CHF 5,600 to CHF 38,000 omegawatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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