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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases

Known as the dressier alternative to the professional dive watches in the Omega Seamaster line, the Aqua Terra collection has long served largely as Omega’s straightforward, time-only option with aquatic capability. New for Baselworld 2017, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer collection introduces three new pieces that feature subtle changes in aesthetics as well as minor tweaks to the overall design.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases

Certain updates are common to all three of the new Aqua Terra models. First, the teak dial concept, which Omega states is intended to allude to the teak decking on luxury yachts, is now oriented horizontally as opposed to vertically. Also, the date window has been moved from three o’clock to six o’clock, as an homage to the original Seamaster Automatic Calendar from 1952. The new dials also feature less text leading to a cleaner appearance. In addition to these dial layout changes, the case itself has been reshaped and the crown is now a slightly conical shape inspired by the wave edge design found around the exhibition sapphire crystal on the updated caseback (that we, unfortunately, don’t have images of yet).

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases

The first of the new men’s Aqua Terra series has a 41mm stainless steel and 18k Sedna gold case with a silver-toned dial and black outlined luminous hands and indices. This model also sports a brand new fitted strap with a Sedna gold center link. The second new Aqua Terra is a 41mm stainless steel model with a silver-toned dial with black outlined luminous hands and indices as well as orange highlights throughout. This model will come on a brown leather strap with a deployant clasp. The last of the new Aqua Terra series is a 38mm blue-dialed stainless steel model with rhodium plated luminous hands and indices. This model features a newly redesigned, fitted bracelet intended to better suit wearers with smaller wrists.

The new models are now powered by either the Omega Master Chronometer Caliber 8800 or 8900 which are both coaxial escapement, silicon balance spring-equipped, Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS)-certified movements with 55 and 60 hours of power reserve, respectively.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer Watches For 2017 Watch Releases

In addition, Omega have promised a staggering thirty new ladies Aqua Terra models in 38mm, 34mm, and 28mm with the larger two case sizes also utilizing the Master Chronometer Caliber 8800. Although the changes in the Aqua Terra range are largely minor and cosmetic, Omega have subtly redesigned key elements like the case and bracelet and provided an upgraded movement across the Aqua Terra series to create a modernized take on one of their core offerings.

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer collection will range in price from 5,000 CHF for the stainless steel models to 7,400 CHF for the stainless steel and Sedna gold model.

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  • Classy looking for sport watches. Love the decking pattern on the dial. But then I’m a PP Nautilus fan.

  • Lincolnshire Poacher

    I LOVE these watches. I know, unimaginative, and some would accuse me of being boring. But as Mark says, these are classy.
    I naturally gravitate to blue, but the white with orange highlights is nice too.

    • IG

      Mr. Wilkie will get you clunked.

  • SuperStrapper

    The blue dial on bracelet is nice, but how many blue dials can one collection have? I must have a half dozen at this point. And, while I do enjoy the dial texture, to Mark’s point if I wanted a luxury sports watch with a textured dial, I’d be more inclined towards the nautilus.

    • Sevenmack

      I have three silver dial watches and three white dials in my collection. At the end of the day, you can have as many blue-dialed watches as you want. Your wallet, your wrist, your choice.

      • SuperStrapper

        I don’t disagree. But I find that my collection is now at a point where I am looking for diversity, in addition to my usual requirements.

        • Sevenmack

          I get it. But you like what you like, and therefore, you should be careful in your diversifying. The white-dial AT with the orange accents may work for you.

        • Middle

          I will trade you a green dial for something in your monochromatic collection.

          • SuperStrapper

            I’m actually looking for something interesting in green, truth be telt.

            But alas, I’m not a flipper or trader, sorry. I’ve kept every watch I’ve ever bought or received.

  • Word Merchant

    Nice, but not on a bracelet. This is a leather strap watch for sure, and the versions with the dark hands and markers are by far the best.

  • DanW94

    I like the vertical teak pattern better than this design. This dial make me think of window blinds or a garage door. They could add a pusher to raise it up. Instant skeletonization!

  • ??????

    These aren’t bad. I always liked the Aqua Terra line and I’m glad they didn’t spoil it. However, 5 to 7.5k seems unappropriate for them.

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  • Sevenmack

    The new dials are interesting, a nice little departure from the old Aqua Terra teak dials. The white dial with the orange second hand is particularly lovely. All in all, a good move by Omega.

  • The Aqua Terra GMT has always been one of my all time favorite go-anywhere, do anything watches. I hope they don’t abandon it in favor of this fashion dragon they seem to be chasing.

    • ?????? ????????

      I realy think that GMT and 1-12 markers are very very userful addition. I’d rather have 1-12 markers to track 2nd timezone, instead of minutes on bezel. Same for extra hand.

  • Mark1884

    I like these, they have a classy/sporty look to them. I agree with a previous post – NO bracelet.
    And…. Make mine two tone!

  • Yanko

    $ 7,500? Criminal!

  • IVA the LT

    Really like the detailing on the handset and the blackened markers/hands are slick.

    I typically don’t go for two-tone, but with that “diamond stitch” rubber strap, it just all comes together. Pretty cool, gotta say.

  • R Khalifa

    Initially disliked these but the white dial woth charcoal indicies and orange accents is really sucking me in. This, or the new Aqua Terra Railmaster with the brushed dial? I’m torn.

  • Phil leavell

    Golf equitare is my favorite

  • Dan Patrick

    The mere change of the orientation of the lines on the dial makes all the difference for me. The old AT is a decent looking watch, but these new ones?! WOW. Must have. Plus the price isn’t bad at all.