Ahead of Watches & Wonders, which begins Monday, March 27th, Omega has just announced a new subcollection within its Aqua Terra line.
Omega, nor any of the Swatch Group exhibit at the actual 2023 Watches & Wonders show, though it does not seem to matter as they’ve been leveraging the internet to drop wristwatch releases ever since they stopped attending annual Swiss watch trade shows.
The Aqua Terra Shades collection will be available in two sizes, 34 mm, and 38 mm, the latter pictured above in five varying dial colors with 38 mm x 12.3 mm stainless steel cases and matching bracelets. The 34 mm x 11.9 mm versions are available in five dial colors as well, also in stainless steel with matching bracelets.
Both sizes are powered by Omega’s 3.5Hz automatic caliber 8800 movements with 55 hours of power reserve, and that has a Co-Axial escapement with Master Chronometer certification and adjusted to a rate of 0/+4 per day.
Omega’s Aqua Terra line dates back to 2002, whose moniker alludes to its ability to operate on water (Aqua) and on land (Terra), and there are currently 45 models listed.
The 38 mm is available in Atlantic Blue, Bay Green, Sandstone, Saffron, and Terracotta and the 34 mm model comes in either Sea Blue, Lagoon Green, Sandstone, Shell Pink, or Lavender.
Within the “Shades” subcollection of the Aqua Terra 150m line, the dials are made of brass and then sun-brushed outwards from the center. Each dial is given a layer of lacquer for extra depth. Recent advancements in innovative technologies allow the Biel/Bienne-based company to achieve unique hues that go beyond those of the past. According to Omega “PVD technology, known as Physical Vapor Deposition, achieves a particular effect that enables colors such as Terracotta, while CVD technology, known as Chemical Vapor Deposition, achieves certain chemical reactions, perfect for shades such as Sea Blue.”
Retail on all of the 34 mm and 38 mm stainless steel models, five of each, is $6,300. There are also two new 18K gold Aqua Terras, a 38 mm with a solid gold case and bracelet for $37,800 and a 34 mm version with a solid gold case and leather strap for $16,000.
Photo by Omega.