Introducing the 2021 Omega Aqua Terra CollectionBy Revolution
Omega seems to be on a trajectory, working through all of its collections, making major updates and additions. First thing for 2021, the brand gave us a redesigned Speedmaster followed closely by with all new Seamasters in the 300 and Diver 300 collections. Up next, and being announced today, is an update to the Aqua Terra.
The 2021 Aqua Terra collection starts off with two case sizes, 38 and 41mm. There are ten variations of the 38mm, while the 41mm will come in nine versions. The common denominator that all of these shares is the addition of new small seconds subdial paired with the date window at 6 o’clock. The subdials all feature an applied subdial ring, which are in some instances in precious metals, to match the case, or are adorned with diamonds in other instances.
For the dials, Omega’s created several options for individual tastes. In the case of the 38mm version, dials are offered in a dark green and linen in steel; light green, linen and extra white mother-of-pearl in steel and 18K Sedna™ gold; lastly full 18K Sedna™ gold versions with an extra white mother-of-pearl or purple jade.
Movements used for the various version of the new 38mm Aqua Terra include the Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8802 for the all steel and two-tone pieces. The full 18K Sedna™ gold use the Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8803 with 18K Sedna™ gold rotor and balance-bridge.
The 41mm version is offered with dials in blue-grey, silvery-blue, silvery-beige and fully silver options for the pieces in steel. The one and only two-tone piece features a blue-grey dial with 18K Sedna™ gold hands and hour markers. The all 18K Sedna™ gold case versions of the watch are offered with either a blue-grey dial or silver- beige dial.
Again, steel pieces in the 41mm range can be differentiated from the 18K Sedna™ gold executions with the former being powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8916, while the latter is powered by the Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8917 with the 18K Sedna™ gold rotor and balance-bridge.
For the average reader of Revolution, a time-only watch with refreshed dials might not have you jumping out of your chair. Thing to remember here is that for those who aren’t exactly amassing a watch collection and are simply out to purchase a meaningful, reliable timepiece to wear on the daily, this demographic does tend to look to the Swiss watch industries’ giants, such as Omega, for versatility and an option to suit their own persons. Therein, the 2021, Aqua Terra must be lauded for the sheer breadth of options available for size, dial and material options, all of which are executed to Omega’s exacting standards.
Movements: Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8802 for the 38mm steel and two-tone pieces; Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8803 for the 38mm 18K Sedna™ gold pieces; the Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8916 for the 41mm steel and two-tone pieces; Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8917 for the 41mm 18K Sedna™ gold pieces; all self-winding movements; hour, minutes and small seconds; date; 55-hour power reserve for 38mm pieces; 60-hour power reserve for 41mm pieces
Case: 41 or 38mm in all-steel, two-tone or all-18K Sedna™ gold; 150m water-resistance
Straps/Bracelets: All-steel, two-tone or all-18K Sedna™ gold bracelets for select versions in relation to case material; rubber strap versions available for 41mm versions; 38mm offered with factory selected leather straps
Availability: In stores from August 2021
More information and to check out the other executions of the 2021 Aqua Terra: omegawatches.com