Omega's New Colourful Additions - The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M
Hiya everyone! We hope you’ve been having a great start to 2022. Today we’re gonna have a look at Omega’s new Seamaster Aqua Terra watches. Recently Omega dropped 10 new colour-ways for their Seamaster Aqua Terra series which are slightly more ‘out there’ than usual. There has been both 34mm and a 38mm versions released, all in various bright colours including: Saffron, Terracotta, Sandstone, Atlantic Blue, Bay Green, Sea Blue, Lagoon Green, Sandstone, Shell Pink, Lavender. Let’s take a closer look.
Here is the full range, the top row shows the 34mm models and the bottom row shows the 38mm models. All of the watches retail at £5420.
All of these watches have the typical qualities of an Aqua Terra including:
150 meters of water resistance
Stainless steel bracelet
A date aperture
The Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8800 movement
55 hours of running time
Except they are missing that classic lined dial in replacement for those far out colours. The colourful dials have been achieved using CVD and PVD technologies which are new to the company. The red “terracotta” dial is the only one which has been done via CVD, all the rest have been done using PVD.
The 34mm models are targeted towards females, purely because they are smaller, whereas the 38mm models are aimed more at men but can also be said to be unisex – this is due to the fact that in recent years, women have started wearing bigger watches too.
An interesting thing about the colours chosen for the dials, is that Omega have chosen colours which represent the Aqua Terra watch. By this I mean they have chosen colours which are either associated with the sea or the earth. This is because “Aqua” = water and “Terra” = land.
Although these watches are very exciting to look at, something about them seems oddly familiar. Oh yes! The Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
Now, the Rolex Oyster has been a very popular choice for many people, as they too have those gorgeous bright coloured dials. They are so popular that right now you have to be on a waiting list to get hold of one! In my opinion, I think Omega have viewed this as a gap in the market. They recognised that Rolex had coined on to something which people in the modern day love – colourful watches – and also noticed that there was such a high demand for them that there was room for another luxury watch brand to come along and share the spotlight. And they aren’t wrong.
You can see why these watches are so appealing. They are clean and simple, but have a pop of colour which makes them different. In this day and age people love something a bit different, especially if it’s eye-catching and fun too. Dull, boring colours just aren’t that “in” anymore. These Aqua Terra’s are a great watch for all occasions, which is why I think they will do brilliantly.