August 9, 2014
by Ariel Adams
What I would like for Omega to do is put the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial Golf Edition watch in a situation where golfers experience massive magnetic fields. Perhaps a golf course where the balls are metal and there are huge magnets that the ball must avoid? Did I just invent a terrible (or cool) new sport? The funny thing is that while the magnetic resistance of Master Co-Axial is very cool, it is difficult to consider many real life situations where such a high level of magnetic resistance would be useful. Omega just tells me to go test it in an MRI machine.
In addition to the metal bracelet available on most all the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra models, I believe that this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial Golf Edition is the first where Omega has offered Barenia leather. The brown leather is very soft and supple and has a tendency to darken over time (it patinas).
If you are an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra fan and have been holding off to get one, now might be the time, given the inclusion of Master Co-Axial to the large spectrum of models (over 30 of them). Omega has often used the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra collection to debut new features and technology, and they did that with their new anti-magnetic movements. Now the feature will be more widely available in Omega’s premier dressy sport watch collection.
What is next for Master Co-Axial and Aqua Terra? 2014 sees Master Co-Axial only in the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with the date. That still leaves a lot of Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra models including those with the day and date (there are two types of those), the GMT, and the chronograph GMT (the models with in-house movements). Prices for the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watches with Master Co-Axial movements start at $6,000. omegawatches.com