Hands-On – The 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm

Hands-On – The 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm

Since its launch in 2003, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra has become a foundation assortment for Omega. Undoubtedly, it is a passage level watch, but it incorporates the vast majority of the brand’s ongoing advancements. Also, it is a bit of an all-rounder, being energetic, however not a games watch. It is likewise a watch centered around the fundamentals and a decent portrayal of what Omega stands for. At Baselworld 2017, this now exemplary every day beater received an outwardly watchful facelift, connected to mechanical enhancements, just to stay up with the latest. Here is the 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer.

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra doesn’t need any presentation. For close to 15 years now, it has been the conclusive easygoing watch by Omega. It has become a work of art, very much valued by authorities and customers for some reasons: its adaptable, with a casually downplayed plan, vigorous, with its strong steel case and a 150m water opposition, exact and precisely present day, offering the Co-Axial in-house development, and exquisite, with its nautical-motivated dial. So, a much loved daily wearer. Moreover, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, in spite of being a basic watch, conveys numerous of the visual credits of an Omega: lyre-carries, case shape, expansive bolt hands, three-sided records, generally speaking liveliness and the ageless allure of the plan. Not vintage in essence yet shockingly notable and reassuring.

The steel 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm

With such a legacy, Omega had a serious complex assignment on its hands: reestablishing a classic… Being bold can be acceptable in some cases however with such a model, it is just not permitted. The changes had to be unpretentious and they had to be in the subtleties. Also, think about what, this is by and large what the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer is: the compilation of small details and slight updates. There are more than you may initially envision, however. First thing is the situation: still in steel, still with this combination of a level bezel and turned hauls (the Lyre-style lugs is a trademark of Omega), still rather essential yet immortal and exquisite. In this way, you likely assumed they didn’t change anything… Wrong! Subtleties everywhere.

The case on this 2017 Seamaster Aqua Terra is presently 41mm rather than 41.5mm. Indeed, that’s not much but rather we won’t complain. For a day by day blender, extents are significant. Next is the genuine state of the case. While it appears to be equivalent to previously, the case is currently balanced. Preceding this update, the case was “stronger” on the correct side, with the crown being marginally “absorbed” by the caseband. Presently, unadulterated balance and a crown basically placed on the side of the case. The crown is likewise different, being narrowly formed at this point. Generally, the fundamentals stay the same but with more odd take on the cold, hard truth and somewhat less energy than the past model, making it even a greater amount of an all-rounder.

The dial of the 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer follows a similar way: balance and immaculateness. The nautical topic has consistently been the base of the model, with a stripped dial, showing such a wood-design, displayed after the decks of extravagance yachts. Since 2003, these stripes have consistently been vertical and rather articulated. On the 2017 Aqua Terra, the stripes are presently level and less deeply engraved. Along these lines, the date has been moved from 3 to 6, to complement the case’s symmetry.

Several tones will be accessible obviously, incorporating a silver dial with orange accents and dim metal files, also as this exemplary dim blue, with careful light blue accents. Hands and lists are in the regular of Omega’s creation and remain for all intents and purposes unaltered compared to the past version. One other update concerns the writing on the dial. No more profundity rating (it’s now on the caseback) and just “Co-Axial Master Chronometer”, underscoring the appearance of the new movement.

With this 2017 Seamaster Aqua Terra, Omega proceeds on its mission to execute Master Chronometer developments on the whole models (with the exemption of the Caliber 1861 in the Speedmaster Moonwatch). Along these lines, it appears to be normal to see the antimagnetic and heavily tested type 8900 being set inside the situation. This development has two barrels for a complete 60h force hold, silicon parts for the whole controlling organ, programmed winding and will oppose attractive fields up to 15,000 gauss. It is chronometer confirmed and has a 4-year guarantee. Its arabesque embellishment and precious stone slice slants can be seen through the caseback – which shows another wave profile.

The two-tone Sedna Gold/Steel version

Alongside the exemplary steel models, Omega will likewise add an amazing, marginally unique two-tone form in the 2017 Seamaster Aqua Terra assortment. While the dial and by and large shape is equivalent to the steel models, some differences are present. The 41mm case is offered in a combination of steel and 18k Sedna Gold (Omega’s own pink gold amalgam) for the bezel and the crown. The dial is silver with dark engravings. No shading subtleties, keeping the observe rather subtle.

The primary distinction comes from the addition of gold center parts on the case so that it tends to be adjusted to a sort of incorporated elastic lash. This was made to profit by the gracefulness and comfort of a thick elastic lash without making a watch that would have been too enormous to even think about wearing. With this development, the lash goes down straight after the drags and accordingly, the watch is pleasantly situated and adjusted on the wrist. Moreover, these center additions give the watch a reviving look and some sumptuous appeal.

The 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm will be accessible extremely soon in stores and retailers (expected for July 2017). Costs will range from CHF 5,000 for the steel/cowhide variants to CHF 7,400 for the Sedna Gold – Steel adaptation on elastic. More subtleties on www.omegawatches.com .

Technical Specifications – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm

  • Case: 41mm measurement – balanced case, screwed crown – steel or steel-and-gold (18k Sedna Gold) – sapphire gem on the two sides – 150m water resistance
  • Movement: Caliber 8900, in-house – Master Chronometer METAS confirmation – programmed – 25,200vph recurrence with co-hub escapement – 60H force save – hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Strap: cowhide lash or elastic tie, with steel collapsing clasp
  • Availability: July 2017
  • Price: from CHF 5,000 to CHF 7,400