The name Omega is derived from the last letter in the Greek alphabet called Omega (Ω). Since ancient times, Omega (Ω) has been a symbol of mysticism and spirituality. Omega is currently celebrating the 15th anniversary of their “Aqua Terra” line. And to mark the occasion they have gone all out with this new timepiece in platinum and an embellished dial. Somewhat surprisingly, this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer is the first worldtimer watch that Omega has produced and one of only a few quality replica watches which Omega has elected to case in platinum.
For this Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer, Omega uses the classical case that made the collection successful since 2002: a sleek design, combining a symmetrical shape, a polished and flat bezel and the signature twisted lugs (that collectors have named lyre lugs). This case might be simple but it remains extremely easy to identify as Omega. It is presented here in a quite large 43mm diameter case and crafted in 950 platinum. Due to this large diameter/platinum combination, the watch is on the heavy side but thankfully comes on a leather strap, with a platinum folding buckle balancing the weight all around the wrist. Note that the crown is in the vein of the 2017 standard collection, with a new conical shape and, usual for this collection, the case is water resistant to 150m.
Time is exhibited on the dial with a world map handcrafted on vitreous enamel. Using 18k yellow gold applied hour index markers and a pair of central 18k yellow gold hands to point out current time. There is also a white date aperture at the 6 o’clock position. Plus Omega has added a little detail on the dial indicating that the platinum on the case is the exclusive “Pt950 platinum”. The new Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer is powered by the manufacture Calibre 8939 Master Chronometer movement, which is certified by the Swiss-based Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Beating at 25,200 vibrations per hour, if offers a power reserve of 60 hours.
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer is limited to just 87 pieces worldwide and is mounted on a brown leather strap with contrast stitching and a foldover clasp in platinum-gold. It will be available at retail in December 2017, priced at $48,600.