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.
Typically Omega applies platinum to watches when they want to highlight the launch of a new model. So, among other things the release of this special “Seamaster” model crafted out of platinum, may well be a clear sign that there is more yet to follow for this particular collection.
The 43mm case is made of platinum with a transparent case back that features an engraving of the limited edition number of each piece. The platinum applied here is top quality “Pt950”. Also equipped with small wide lugs that provide a secure fit to the wrist and a screw-down crown. Water-resistance on this timepiece can reach up to 150 meters (500 feet).
Time is exhibited on a “grand feu” frosted 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”, just like the material used for the “Collection Excellence Platine” made by Vacheron Constantin, which we recently reviewed here.
As a world-timer watch it’s been equipped with a fixed cities disc and a 24-hour home-time wheel. To indicate seasonal time changes, the cities on the world disc have been color-coded: black symbolizes cities enjoying summer-time (+1h in summer); while blue is the color for places without daylight savings; and cities in red (London) are the GMT reference.
Typically world-timer watch use the cities of Paris or Geneva to represent the time-zone of GMT +1, but this model has replaced those cities with Bienne, which is the Swiss city where Omega is headquartered.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer
This “Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer” (Ref#: 126.96.36.199.99.001) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 8939 with 39 jewels and 25,200 Vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 60 hours, when fully wound. Master chronometer certified by Omega and also METAS certified by the Swiss Federal Meteorological and Measures Institute.
Mounted to the watch is an Omega brown alligator strap with exposed white stitching and secured to the wrist by an Omega Pt950 platinum pin buckle. This is a limited edition watch with only 87 manufactured pieces and should become available this upcoming December 2017. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.
MSRP: $48,600.00 USD
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