PRESENTED BY OMEGA, AS SEEN IN HARPER’S BAZAAR SINGAPORE NOVEMBER 2017
With a name like Seamaster Aqua Terra, there’s no prizes for guessing the ambitions that Omega has in sight for its beloved timepiece range. Set on conquering the wrist of any seafarer or land dweller, the collection was first launched in 2002 with an impressive fleet of 40 models to its name. Fifteen years later and the Swiss watch brand is celebrating the Aqua Terra once again with an additional 30 designs being introduced to the ladies collection—guaranteeing that women are able to find one that’s perfect for their personality and, of course, wardrobe.
Available in steel, Omega’s very own proprietary Sedna gold and bi-coloured designs, the new editions come in three sizes of 38mm, 34mm and 28mm (the last in quartz) to deliver an optimal fit even for petite wrists. The watch’s bracelet, which features a patented screw and pin system, has also been redesigned with a more feminine touch that results in a better integration with its case, both on the aesthetic and ergonomic fronts. It’s clear that Omega has spared no expense to ensure that women have a daily companion that they are proud to call their own: From the new symmetrical case design and repositioning of the date window from three- to six o’clock for a more balanced look, to subtler design evolutions like a new conical crown and scallop-shaped case back that its owner will fully appreciate.
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Then, there’s the fact that the watchmaker has also introduced a wide range of dial options, allowing women to put their game face on for any occasion. Available in mother-of-pearl or a captivating sunburst effect, the dials come in 14 colours with diamond indexes for that touch of everyday discernment. For dressier occasions, women can turn to the diamond bezel editions that break out into a blaze of sparkle with every motion of the wrist.
Wanting to provide women with a watch that is as unfailingly functional as it is beautiful, Omega has equipped its new wrist takers with the Master Chronometer calibre 8800 / 8801, a COSC chronometer that has been rigorously tested by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) to ensure the movement’s resistance to water and magnetic fields. What this essentially means is that you get precision, reliability and style in a timepiece that will never let you down. Now, if only the rest of life would be as easy, or as good-looking.