Omega are really putting effort towards mechanical innovation and material upgrades recently and the new Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimers are a great example. While the new watches are generally familiar the styling and materials have shifted to include ceramic and titanium, adding a level of maturity to the collection.
The Worldtimer has never been the most prominent of Omega’s models but they are fan favourites. When it originally debuted in stainless steel with a blue dial, people loved the aesthetic but not the 43mm diameter. The dimensions haven’t changed this time around but Omega have updated the aesthetics with beautiful results.
There are two new models: a new stainless steel model with a green dial and a titanium model, a first for the collection.
The grade 5 titanium model features an entire black and grey dial that has been crafted via laser ablation with one exception, the word “London” which is hand applied in red varnish. Blackened hands match the brushed black ceramic bezel while providing a pleasant contrast to the matte texture dial.
As of right now the titanium model only comes outfitted with a structured dark grey rubber strap, but the integrating link is purely decorative, meaning you can switch it out with another 21mm strap.
While the titanium model is the foremost attraction here, the green model shouldn’t be discounted either. This stainless steel model also features a new ceramic bezel (in green), but the dial differs from the titanium. It’s more in line with previous Worldtimers in design but with an added two-tone flair thanks to 18K Moonshine gold along the central hands and indices. This version is available on both a bracelet or strap.
Through the sapphire exhibition caseback you can observe Omega’s METAS-certified automatic co-axial worldtimer calibre 8938 with a 60 hour power reserve and decorated with Geneva waves across the bridges and rotor. This movement is regulated to 0/+5 seconds per day and is highly resistant to magnetism (up to 15,000 gauss).
The ring text on the worldtimer function doesn’t move, but the 24-hour day/night ring framing the globe does. There are multiple crown positions offering different functions. For example, one position allows the wearer to independently adjust the hour hand that also corrects the date as you cross different time zones while keeping the minutes and seconds active.
The prices have increased for these models with the original Worldtimer costing $9,200 USD on a strap, but the new green version is $10,200 USD. Things get even pricier for the titanium version priced at $11,800 USD. The addition of ceramic, 18K Moonshine gold, and titanium is probably the likely reason for the price increase alongside global inflation.
These are available now via Omega and authorised sellers.