Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Omega box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original 21mm blue rubber strap with a signed deployment clasp. The watch is from June 2020 and is sold in worn condition. Overall, however, the watch is in very good condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.
Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co., Louis Brandt founded it in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903, they renamed their company Omega until 1982, when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are today part of the Swiss Swatch Group. The first Omega Seamasters were based loosely on waterproof watches made for the Royal Navy. What made the Seamaster appealing was using an O-Ring gasket which gave it temperature and depth resistance. In 1955, the Swiss Laboratory for Watch Research tested out 50 Seamaster cases with a 60-meter depth rating. Omega was so confident that they strapped one to the outside of a plane and flew it over the North pole in 1956. The Omega Speedmaster Professional was made famous by its 6 lunar missions. NASA in 1964 sent out letters to 10 watch brands, asking them to send in a Chronograph. Only four brands responded to NASA’s request, which were: Rolex, Longines-Wittnauer, Hamilton, and Omega, comically Hamilton sent in a pocket watch. Having all the specific requirements to achieve precise measurements, Omega continued to be tested with many manned flights.
Here we have a 2020 Omega Aqua Terra Co-Axial GMT Worldtimer with a 43mm polished stainless steel case. The characteristic twisted lugs curve over your wrist with a lug to lug length of 50mm and a case thickness of 13.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. On the right side is a signed screw-down crown with deep knurling for extra grip. A polished smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal AR coated on both sides. The striking sunburst blue dial with vertical striping has an outer ring of the world's time zones made up of a red GMT, silver places indicating +1hour summertime, and blue places indicating those without daylight savings. Applied dagger indexes infilled with SuperLumiNova mark the hours. At 6 o’clock a date window. In the center, we have a vision of the earth in relief on a Grade 5 Titanium plate surrounded by the world's oceans which have been created with the use of a laser that has chemically reacted with the Titanium to create this incredible effect. The 24-hour glass ring has light blue for daylight and dark blue for nighttime. Text is precisely executed on the dial making it easy to read. The Broad-Arrow hands are infilled with luminance complemented by an arrow pointed sweeping second hand. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition case back. Inside an Automatic Omega Co-Axial Cal. 8938, 39 jewels, 25,200 beats per hour. Omega uses modern materials to achieve accuracy, and reliability, such as a silicon hairspring and a free-sprung balance wheel. Resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gausses. The Rotor is Rhodium plated and is bidirectional for improved efficiency. Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, ”Swiss National Metrology Institute”. The watch goes through COSC certification before being selected for the eight tests run by METAS. The watch comes fitted on its original 21mm blue rubber strap with a signed deployment clasp, the watch also comes with its original box and paperwork.
When this model was released I thought it looked great, but I wasn't in a rush to try one on or see it in the metal, I read the size at 43mm and thought "Cool looking watch but far too big for my wrists". Fast forward to now and we have one in stock, I was so incredibly wrong! This watch at 43mm wears beautifully, thankfully only being 50mm lug to lug it doesn't overhang the wrist and hugs it like a glove. The dial is even more impressive in the metal and the watch just goes to show how much Omega can do and still keep the price completely fair considering everything!