Despite the overwhelming preponderance of haute horlogerie, high complications and the like, in the minds of watch
collectors everywhere, there still remains a necessary place in our hearts for the perfect everyday watch.
This is a category that most beginners gravitate to on choosing their first luxury watch, and is one that even the
most seasoned watch connoisseurs will have an opinion about. The ultimate concern with watches like these of course
is practicality, and of interest as well are the features and technology that watch brands employ to attain said
When the rain comes down, and when some rough activity looks set to dominate our immediate future, it is something
simple, hardy and precise that we choose to adorn our wrist, that can slug off “the slings and arrows” of daily
life, so to speak, and emerge unscathed, to carry on with its owner in the glory of their adventures.
There are many contenders for an everyday watch in the market out there, but one notable collection comes from Omega,
in the form of the “AquaTerra”. If you’re in the running for a capable, handsome watch that can do it all with style
to spare, look no further than the Omega Aqua Terra. First introduced by Omega in 2002, the Aqua Terra is
technically part of the Seamaster family but isn’t a dedicated dive watch. However, it’s quite capable under the
waves, thanks to the 150m of water resistance. If it’s not a diver, it’s definitely dive adjacent, and is inspired
by life near the water — be it a poolside bar or a luxury yacht.
At Baselworld 2017, Omega introduced the Seamaster Aqua Terra with some styling upgrades as well as new Master
Chronometer calibres. The headline feature of the watch was now emblazoned on the dial with the words ``Co-Axial
Master Chronometer” instead of the previous depth rating of the watch. This has been moved to the edge of the
sapphire case-back in the new Aqua Terra. Omega’s horological achievements were now packed into this watch.
“Co-Axial” of course refers to the innovative, lubricant free escapement, invented by George Daniels and licensed to
Omega, now found in the Aqua Terra collection, while “Master Chronometer” refers to the rigorous testing that each
watch has to pass in order to be labeled as such.