Hands-On – The 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm

By rolex
April 5, 2021
6 min read

Since its launch in 2003, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra has become a foundation assortment for Omega. In fact, it is a passage level watch, but then it incorporates the vast majority of the brand’s ongoing advancements. Besides, it is a bit of an all-rounder, being lively, yet not a games watch. It is additionally a watch centered around the fundamentals and a pleasant portrayal of what Omega stands for. At Baselworld 2017, this now exemplary day by day beater received an outwardly tactful facelift, connected to mechanical enhancements, just to stay up with the latest. Here is the 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer.

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra doesn’t need any presentation. For close to 15 years now, it has been the conclusive easygoing watch by Omega. It has become a work of art, all around valued by authorities and customers for some reasons: its flexible, with a casually downplayed plan, vigorous, with its strong steel case and a 150m water opposition, exact and precisely present day, offering the Co-Axial in-house development, and exquisite, with its nautical-motivated dial. To put it plainly, a much loved daily wearer. Moreover, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, notwithstanding being a basic watch, conveys numerous of the visual ascribes of an Omega: lyre-drags, case shape, expansive bolt hands, three-sided lists, generally speaking energy and the ageless allure of the plan. Not vintage fundamentally yet shockingly notable and reassuring.

The steel 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm

With such a legacy, Omega had a serious complex errand on its hands: reestablishing a classic… Being brassy can be acceptable once in a while yet with such a model, it is essentially not permitted. The changes had to be unpretentious and they had to be in the subtleties. Furthermore, think about what, this is actually what the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer is: the compilation of small details and slight updates. There are more than you may initially envision, however. First thing is the situation: still in steel, still with this combination of a level bezel and bent drags (the Lyre-style lugs is a trademark of Omega), still rather fundamental yet immortal and rich. Thus, you likely assumed they didn’t change anything… Wrong! Subtleties everywhere.

The case on this 2017 Seamaster Aqua Terra is presently 41mm rather than 41.5mm. Indeed, that’s not much but rather we won’t complain. For an every day blender, extents are significant. Next is the real state of the case. While it appears to be equivalent to previously, the case is presently even. Preceding this update, the case was “stronger” on the correct side, with the crown being marginally “absorbed” by the caseband. Presently, unadulterated evenness and a crown basically placed on the side of the case. The crown is additionally different, being narrowly formed at this point. Generally speaking, the fundamentals stay the same but with more odd take on the cold, hard truth and somewhat less energy than the past model, making it even a greater amount of an all-rounder.

The dial of the 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer follows a similar way: balance and immaculateness. The nautical topic has consistently been the base of the model, with a stripped dial, showing such a wood-design, demonstrated after the decks of extravagance yachts. Since 2003, these stripes have consistently been vertical and rather articulated. On the 2017 Aqua Terra, the stripes are presently level and less deeply engraved. Along these lines, the date has been moved from 3 to 6, to complement the case’s symmetry.

Several shadings will be accessible obviously, incorporating a silver dial with orange accents and dim metal records, also as this exemplary dull blue, with tactful light blue accents. Hands and files are in the commonplace of Omega’s creation and remain essentially unaltered compared to the past release. One other update concerns the writing on the dial. No more profundity rating (it’s now on the caseback) and just “Co-Axial Master Chronometer”, underscoring the appearance of the new movement.

With this 2017 Seamaster Aqua Terra, Omega proceeds on its mission to actualize Master Chronometer developments altogether models (with the special case of the Caliber 1861 in the Speedmaster Moonwatch). Subsequently, it appears to be normal to see the antimagnetic and heavily tested type 8900 being put inside the situation. This development has two barrels for an all out 60h force save, silicon parts for the whole managing organ, programmed winding and will oppose attractive fields up to 15,000 gauss. It is chronometer guaranteed and has a 4-year guarantee. Its arabesque improvement and jewel slice inclines can be seen through the caseback – which shows another wave profile.

The two-tone Sedna Gold/Steel version

Alongside the exemplary steel models, Omega will likewise add an amazing, somewhat unique two-tone form in the 2017 Seamaster Aqua Terra assortment. While the dial and in general shape is equivalent to the steel models, some differences are present. The 41mm case is offered in a combination of steel and 18k Sedna Gold (Omega’s own pink gold composite) for the bezel and the crown. The dial is silver with dark engravings. No shading subtleties, keeping the observe rather subtle.

The principle distinction comes from the addition of gold center parts on the case so that it tends to be adjusted to a sort of incorporated elastic tie. This was made to profit by the gracefulness and comfort of a thick elastic tie without making a watch that would have been too enormous to even consider wearing. With this development, the tie goes down straight after the drags and consequently, the watch is pleasantly situated and adjusted on the wrist. Besides, these center additions give the watch a reviving look and some extravagant appeal.

The 2017 Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm will be accessible soon in shops and retailers (expected for July 2017). Costs will range from CHF 5,000 for the steel/cowhide forms to CHF 7,400 for the Sedna Gold – Steel adaptation on elastic. More subtleties on www.omegawatches.com .


Technical Specifications – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Chronometer 41mm

  • Case: 41mm measurement – balanced case, screwed crown – steel or steel-and-gold (18k Sedna Gold) – sapphire gem on the two sides – 150m water resistance
  • Movement: Caliber 8900, in-house – Master Chronometer METAS confirmation – programmed – 25,200vph recurrence with co-hub escapement – 60H force hold – hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Strap: cowhide lash or elastic tie, with steel collapsing clasp
  • Availability: July 2017
  • Price: from CHF 5,000 to CHF 7,400