Today we were surprised by Omega through an update of the Seamaster Aqua Terra line, which in addition to introducing more than a dozen new models in sizes 41 and 38mm, now features a sub-dial with Small-Seconds and consequently new movements, four in total, including two luxury Calibers, which we will talk about later. I would say as an aperitif that few would be expecting these novelties in the Seamaster Aqua Terra line and that at first glance it may seem strange, but as in Portugal, the popular saying goes, something like this: “First it gets strange and then it gets in.”, and it seems to me that here fits in full.
But let’s go by parts and starting with the nine new 41mm models, there are four variants in steel, one variant in steel and Sedna Gold, and four variants completely in Sedna Gold. The five steel variants feature two-tone dials, in blue-grey, silvery-blue, and silvery-beige, they are equipped with the In-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8916, three of them are offered with a rubber strap combined with dial and two with a stainless-steel bracelet.
The four 41mm variants in Sedna Gold feature two-tone dials, in blue-grey and silvery-beige and, are armed with the In-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8917, which along with the luxurious Sedna Gold case also features the 18K Sedna Gold rotor and a balance-bridge, all four variants are offered with a rubber strap matching the tones of the dial or with an 18K Sedna Gold bracelet.
Moving straight away to the 38mm variants, there are ten new additions to the collection, four in steel, four in steel and 18K Sedna Gold, and two in Sedna Gold. The eight steel variants feature dials in dark green, light green, linen (a pink textured dial), and white mother-of-pearl, in addition, some of them feature diamonds set around the small seconds and diamond indexes. All eight of these models are powered by the brand’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer caliber 8802, four of them are offered with leather straps matching the dial, in black, beige, green, or burgundy, and the remaining four with stainless steel or two-tone bracelets.
Lastly, there are two 38mm variants, all presented in 18K Sedna Gold, one with a white mother-of-pearl dial that comes with a red leather strap and the other with a purple jade dial that comes with an 18K Sedna Gold bracelet, both models in addition to displaying a set of diamonds around the small-seconds and diamond indexes on the dial also come with a set of diamonds on the bezel. These models are powered by the luxurious Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8803 caliber, which like the 8817 caliber of the 41mm variants features a gold rotor and balance bridge.
It should also be noted that all new models continue to feature the previous date window at six o’clock in a trapezoid format on the 41mm variants and in a round format on the 38mm variants. Also, all four new Calibers are certified by METAS.
It is interesting to note that the number of options for the Seamaster Aqua Terra 38mm line more than doubled and that it now also presents more options for a “male” audience (we are talking mainly about the diamond-free variants) since the number of models with diamond inserts continue to prevail in the collection, so in general, it seems to us that the 38mm collection has become soberer and therefore we like it. With regard to the new 41mm entries, it seems the opposite, contrary to the sobriety that already exists in the collection, it seems to us that the brand wanted to break some monotony with the insertion of two-tone dials and try to increase the number of available options for the public, we are not sure that it will add much to the existing collection here, except probably for the lovers of small-seconds.
Model: Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 41mm, Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 38mm
Reference: 188.8.131.52.03.005 (steel blue dial on rubber strap), 184.108.40.206.02.005 (steel silver dial on rubber strap), 220.127.116.11.02.004 (steel silver dial blue accents on steel), 18.104.22.168.02.002 (steel silver dial on steel), 22.214.171.124.03.001 (steel – sedna gold on rubber strap), 126.96.36.199.02.002 (sedna gold silver dial on sedna gold), 188.8.131.52.02.001 (sedna gold silver dial on rubber strap), 184.108.40.206.03.002 (sedna gold blue dial on rubber strap), 220.127.116.11.03.001 (sedna gold blue dial on sedna gold), 18.104.22.168.60.001 (steel green dial on leather strap), 22.214.171.124.10.001 (steel green dial on steel), 126.96.36.199.09.001 (steel linen dial on leather strap), 188.8.131.52.59.001 (steel linen dial on steel), 184.108.40.206.60.001 (steel – sedna gold green dial on leather strap), 220.127.116.11.59.001 (steel – sedna gold linen dial on leather strap), 18.104.22.168.55.002 (steel – sedna gold white dial on steel – sedna gold), 22.214.171.124.10.001 (steel – sedna gold green dial on steel – sedna gold), 126.96.36.199.55.002 (sedna gold white dial on leather strap), 188.8.131.52.99.001 (sedna gold purple dial on sedna gold)
Dial: blue-grey, silvery-blue, silvery-beige
Case Material: Stainless steel, Stainless steel and 18K Sedna Gold, 18K Sedna Gold
Case Dimensions: 41 mm Diameter, 38 mm Diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 150 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, sedna gold bracelet, rubber strap
Calibre: 8916 (41mm), 8917 (41mm), 8802 (38mm), 8803 (38mm)
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Frequency: 25,200 Vph
Jewels: 39 (41mm), 35 (38mm)
Power Reserve: 60 Hours (41mm), 55 Hours (38mm)
Price: € 6,120 (184.108.40.206.03.005, 220.127.116.11.02.005), € 6,340(18.104.22.168.02.004, 22.214.171.124.02.002), € 9,180 (126.96.36.199.03.001), € 18,910 (188.8.131.52.02.001, 184.108.40.206.03.002), € 33,780 (220.127.116.11.02.002, 18.104.22.168.03.001), € 6,900 (22.214.171.124.60.001), € 6,200 (126.96.36.199.10.001), € 5,900 (188.8.131.52.09.001), € 7,200 (184.108.40.206.59.001), € 10,100 (220.127.116.11.60.001, 18.104.22.168.59.001), € 13,200 (22.214.171.124.55.002), € 11,200 (126.96.36.199.10.001), € 26,200 (188.8.131.52.55.002), € 40,900 (184.108.40.206.99.001)
Availability: August 2021