Omega’s New Worldtimers — For The Sartorially Inclined Globetrotter
A marked deviation from the diving-oriented aesthetic of former releases, the newcomers take on a more sophisticated tone.
With global travel well and truly back, the time is ripe for a new Worldtimer release. Designed to track every time zone on the planet, the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer proves utilitarian in its function and stylish in appeal.
The Swiss manufacture has added three new timepieces to its impressive Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer collection. Comprising two stainless steel models and a titanium variant, the trio prove a marked deviation from the traditional aesthetic of the collection. Where previous iterations leaned into its diving origins with a predominantly blue colour palette, the newcomers take on a more—dare we say—worldly tone.
Central to each of the three new models is a unique Worldtimer display, which depicts Earth as viewed from above the North Pole. Sitting at the heart of the dial, Omega claims this was created by “laser-ablating continents and colours on a grade 5 titanium surface.” Imperceptible to the eye is a domed design which mimics the curvature of the Earth. Surrounding the miniature map is a 24-indicator beneath hesalite glass, which is divided into day and night.
Differentiating itself from the trio not just through material but through production processes, the titanium Worldtimer was crafted using lasers. The entirety of the black and grey dial—including its colours—was laser etched, with the exception of hand-applied red varnish to the word London. The matte dial is complemented by a brushed black ceramic bezel and matching blackened hands and indexes which are filled with white SuperLumiNova. The 43mm Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer in titanium is presented on an integrated black rubber strap with a decorative titanium link and titanium clasp.
Both of the 43mm stainless steel Worldtimers feature green tones, with the option of either a stainless steel bracelet or an integrated green rubber strap. Each Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer in stainless steel features a green sun-brushed PVD dial encircled by a polished brushed green ceramic bezel. Moonshine gold on the hands and indexes deliver the models an elevated feel.
Each of the three new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer models are powered by the METAS-certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8938, visible through the caseback. Befitting its diving origins, each timepiece is also water-resistant to 150 metres.
The black and grey titanium edition is priced at $18,575 while the green stainless steel edition on a bracelet is $16,350 or $16,025 on a rubber strap.
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