Omega has launched a new model Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer – one in titanium and two in stainless steel.
In addition to scratch-resistant ceramic bezels, the unique Worldtimer display features a vision of the earth, viewed from above the North Pole, at the centre of the dial by laser-ablating continents and colours onto a grade 5 titanium surface. Although impossible to see with the naked eye, this entire watch-scape is domed, to mimic the curvature of the Earth. Circling the topographic map is a 24-hour indication under hesalite glass, divided into night and day sections.
Omega’s home city of Bienne, Switzerland, is among the many global destinations circling around each dial and its outer ring. All place names, except for the British capital are coloured yellow gold for the stainless-steel versions. London is in red to highlight Greenwich Mean Time, now more formally known as Universal Time Coordinated (UTC).
Bold and sporty, the 43mm Worldtimer is made from lightweight and corrosion-resistant titanium. On this model, Omega has produced the entire black and grey dial, including its colours, with laser. There are no transferred elements, apart from the word London, where the red varnish has been applied by hand. To complement the matte dial, Omega has opted for a brushed black ceramic bezel, and blackened hands and indexes, filled with white Super-LumiNova which emits a blue glow in the dark. Completing the look is an integrated strap in black structured rubber with grey stitching, additional decorative link in brushed grade 2 titanium, and grade 2 titanium clasp.
Globetrotters can opt to keep it classic with two style options in stainless steel. One with a matching stainless-steel bracelet and butterfly clasp, another with an integrated green rubber strap with grey stitching.
Each 43 mm stainless steel model has a sun-brushed PVD dial in green, encircled by a polished-brushed green ceramic bezel. Adding shine to the dial are hands and indexes in 18K Moonshine™ Gold.
The driving force behind each new Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8938, which has met the highest standards of precision demanded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Each timepiece is also assured at depth, with a water-resistance of 15 bar (150 m / 500 ft).