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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Limited Edition

Jason Pitsch

At Baselworld, Omega introduced a watch that is unlike most others in their collection. The Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer Limited Edition is unique for a number of reasons. It has a “grand feu” fire-baked enamel dial, platinum case, a worldtimer movement, and is limited to only 87 pieces, the latter of which is maybe the most interesting as Omega typically makes their limited editions in the thousands. Like the case, which is 43 mm in diameter (21 mm interlug width), the dial is also crafted from solid platinum the has a sandblasted surface and that is contrasted by 18K yellow gold hands and indexes. The main dial chapter ring features 24 reference cities transfers and is fixed in place. In the center, is a 24-hour rotating center disc that indicates the home time (or a second time zone

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Tom Hardy wears 1940s Omega CK2129 in Dunkirk

The Omega CK2129 was first produced in the 1940s, after the start of WWII. At that time the British Royal Air Force asked Omega to make 2,000 military spec watches with rotating bezels. Rotating bezels allowed pilots to make in air calculations and more accurately time events, such precisely counting down the time until launching a coordinated mission. Further, the light color dial with dark Arabic numerals and hands made for a highly legible display, which is of course, crucial for any “tool” or “professional” watch. There are two large crowns, made to be operated with gloves on, one at 3 o’clock (sets the time), and one at 4 o’clock (rotates the bezel, and locks to prevent accidental rotation). A manual wound movement, caliber 23.4 SC, which beats at 2.5Hz and has an estimated 40-hour power reserve. This watch was

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"Starmen" documentary by Omega

Omega has created a short film featuring their brand ambassador, George Clooney, meeting his boyhood hero, Buzz Aldrin. They share stories and watch the historical lunar landing from 1969. And, of course, the iconic Speedmaster Moon Watch makes an appearance.

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Introducing the Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition

Yesterday in London, Omega unveiled a new Bond Seamaster dubbed the “Commander’s Watch” which features the British Royal Navy colors and pays homage to the watch that has been on the wrist of 007 actors, in every Bond movie, since 1995. The watch comes in a 41 mm stainless steel case, with a blue ceramic bezel including a Liquidmetal® diving scale and red rubber covering the first 15 minutes. For this new limited edition, Seamaster Omega chose a polished white ceramic dial with 12 blue indexes, blue skeleton hour and minute hands, and blue writing on the dial, except for “Seamaster” which is in red. A 007 gun logo counterweight on the varnished red center seconds hand, as well as a red number “7” on the date wheel further distinguish this James Bond 007. There is a sapphire caseback which

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra "Railmaster" Hands-On

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Alongside the debut of the 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions, at Baselworld 2017 – including a 38 mm Railmaster model – Omega also launched the all-new Seamaster Aqua Terra Railmaster collection. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Railmaster” Co-Axial Master Chronometer comes in a stainless steel case measuring 40 mm x 12.65 mm with symmetrical brushing, brushed bezel, and sandblasted crown with embossed Omega horseshoe emblem. A domed sapphire crystal protects the dial. The caseback is solid and features a special (patent pending “NAIAD LOCK” manufacturing technique the keeps the back oriented, which in this instance means the embossed Seahorse medallion stays upright everytime it is screwed-in. Water-resistance is 150 meters. Available in either black or stainless steel, each dial is vertically brushed and features recessed hour markers filled with “vintage” luminous material with blue emission. The hands are in brushed stainless

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Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

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Similar to the Speedmaster Racing that Omega debuted in 2012, the new Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial is powered by in-house caliber 3300 and offered a price point under five thousand dollars. Distinguished by horizontal oval subdials and a vertical oval date display, the dial takes inspiration from several De Ville timepieces. The steel case measures 38 mm in diameter, with an 18 mm lug width, and features a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces. A box-type sapphire crystal protects the dial and is surrounded by a fixed tachymeter bezel. A seahorse medallion is stamped on the screw-in solid steel caseback. Water-resistance is 100 meters. Inside, is Omega’s entry-level in-house automatic, caliber 3300 which beats at 4Hz and features a Si14 silicon balance spring, free sprung balance wheel, a column wheel, and NIVACHOC shock absorber. The 31 jewels Co-Axial movement has a

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Speedmaster X-33 Regatta

In conjunction with the 35th America’s Cup and the Emirates Teams New Zealand (ETNZ), Omega has created a special sailing version of their digital-analog quartz powered X-33 Speedmaster. Worn on the wrist of ever Kiwi crew member, the Speedmaster X-33 Regatta is presented in a grade 2 brushed titanium case. It includes a Regatta function to keep track of the race from pre-start to finish. The watch has a black dial with blue rings and white transferred markings, and well as apertures for digital readings, and special red (Regatta) minute hand and red accented pusher at 10 o’clock. A ceramic/titanium bezel features a star at 60 seconds, filled with green glowing luminous material, like the hour and minute hands, and hours markers. The bezel also features stars at the 15, 30 and 45-second positions, which reference the Southern Cross on

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The Omega 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions

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In 1957 Omega created the Seamaster 300, the Railmaster, and the Speedmaster. At Baselworld 2017, for the 60th-anniversary Omega has re-created all three historic timepieces, available individually, or as a trilogy. According to Omega, “A unique digital scanning technology, used by OMEGA for the first time, supplied the Swiss watchmaker with accurate representations of the original watches. These invaluable cross-sections and dimensions, along with drawings of the original models, served as design templates for the new watches, which, though slightly revised for the 21st century, remain true to the spirit of ‘57.” The details of these vintage re-editions are quite accurate with beautifully brushed and polished steel cases and black “tropical” style dials that really make you think you are looking at something from the past. Each watch is limited to 3,557 pieces and comes in a presentation box inspired

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Limited editions from TAG Heuer, Omega, Laurent Ferrier

Celebrating the 1-year countdown to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Omega unveiled two special countdown clocks globally in Seoul and New York along with a new limited edition commemorative Seamaster Planet Ocean timepiece! The Seamaster Planet Ocean “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition is limited to 2018 pieces and features a blue and red colorway, the same colors of the Korean flag, and a special engraving of the Olympic Winter Games logo on the sapphire crystal case back. Also, worth noting, the watch is certified Master Chronometer by METAS, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. TAG Heuer is the official timekeeper of Manchester United soccer, and as a result of the partnership the La Chaux-de-Fonds- based watchmaker has created a pair of chronographs in black and red, and bearing the Premier League club’s logo on their dials and backs. The Carrera Heuer-01

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Introducing the Omega Speedmaster Automatic with Master Chronometer certification

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This morning, after a very busy week for Omega, we received a preview of yet another new Speedmaster. Introducing the new Speedmaster Automatic with Master Chronometer certification. At first glance, you immediately notice the distinctive minute-track inspired by a 1968 Speedmaster model. The dial is matte black with orange marketing and bevelled 18K white gold arrowhead indexes that filled with white luminous material. The case is 44.25 mm in diameter, and according to Omega, thinner than previous versions – something we and others have been critical of in the past – thanks to work done on the sapphire crystal. The bezel is polished ceramic with a brushed Liquidmetal® tachymeter scale with orange text that reads “TACHYMETER” and that matches the color scheme which includes an orange varnished hour and minute hands, an orange tipped seconds hand, and orange squares marking

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