A real on a regular basis watch must do many issues effectively. It must be stylish, in fact, however it additionally must be versatile sufficient to look good dressed up or down, be straightforward to make use of, and sturdy. Finding a timepiece that meets all of these standards isn’t any straightforward activity, however the watches within the lately unveiled 2021 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra collection match the invoice. With their extremely correct actions; large lineup of colours, straps, and case supplies; and a novel new seconds subdial, they make a robust case for everyday wear.
The 2021 assortment is large—it comprises 19 fashions in all. They’re divided between watches with 38mm circumstances (10 whole) and watches with a barely bigger 41mm case (9 whole). No matter what dimension you select, all of the watches include a brand new small seconds subdial on the 6 o’clock place—a hanging element that clearly distinguishes the 2021 Aqua Terra timepieces from their predecessors. (It’s a primary for the Aqua Terra line, although as Hodinkee points out, Omega has launched a small seconds subdial in different latest collections.)
Aside from the dial structure, the brand new Aqua Terras supply plenty of selection. In each the big and small variations, you will get a chrome steel or 18K Sedna gold case (or a mixture of each), and there are a selection of accessible dial colours, together with inexperienced, silver, and slate blue. Special editions of the 38mm and 41mm timepieces dial up the luxe issue and include diamonds set into the subdial ring and bezel.
While the dials all are available a “teak wood” sample, the design of the indices differ—diamonds, triangular factors, and glossy “sailboat hull” markers are all on supply. Of course, there’s a variety of matching steel bracelets and straps to select from, together with beige, blue rubber, and numerous shades of leather-based. Whether you go for a blinding diamond-encrusted timepiece or one thing extra understated (we significantly just like the 38mm version in green), there’s a watch right here to go well with each style and magnificence.
Omega didn’t skimp on the internals for these watches both. The 38mm timepieces use the corporate’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8802 (luxurious variations get the 8803), whereas the 41mm fashions use the calibre 8916 (the 4 luxurious editions get upgraded to the calibre 8917). No matter the way you spec your watch, you’ll be getting a extremely correct and reliable timekeeper. All the actions are METAS-certified—a step above COSC certification—for accuracy when uncovered to magnetic fields, temperature adjustments, and extra. In different phrases, they’re constructed to deal with regardless of the day throws at you.
Ready to seize one? The new Seamaster Aqua Terra timepieces can be out there beginning August 2021.
[Starting at $6,050; omegawatches.com]
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