Enter to Win a Rolex Explorer II

WatchBox Studios

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar Luxury Watch Review

THIS WATCH IS FOR SALE http://www.thewatchbox.com The 43mm stainless steel Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar is the sports watch with an Ivy League degree. While its legendary Omega Seamaster dive watch pedigree is ever present, the Aqua Terra Annual Calendar offers aesthetic elegance and technical sophistication in equal measure. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra line is Omega's rival to Breitling's Transocean models and Rolex's Datejust and Datejust II family. That is to say, it's a versatile reference with one bare foot in the world of sports watches and one Bruno Magli on the yacht club promenade. And yachting is the ideal that drives the personality of this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar. The unique Omega "Teak Deck Concept" dial guilloche unifies the broad silver dial and directly references the teak planks of vintage yacht decking. Other elements of the Aqua Terra Annual Calendar trade a measure of dive watch utility for topside elegance. The minimalist bezel is a far cry from the massive unidirectional turntables of the Seamaster Planet Ocean and Diver models, but its spare presentation keeps the focus on the showpiece dial. A trigger-actuated double deployant clasp maintains a low profile when closed; it dispenses with the bulk of the "dive extension" in favor of a seamless appearance and peerless discretion. The clasp is matched to a silky three-link steel bracelet that offers just enough contrast - via polished flanks - to declare itself with good manners in polite company. Omega powers the Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar with a caliber 8601 automatic co-axial Swiss Chronometer. The annual calendar differs from a conventional Month/Date display in that it requires resetting only once per year rather than the five times of conventional calendars. Caliber 8601is adored with special Arabesque cotes decoration and heat-oxidized screw heads can be admired through the sapphire case back. Despite the display case back, the watch features a robust 150-meter/500-foot water resistance rating. The Omega caliber 8601 was designed from scratch to accommodate George Daniels' co-axial escapement. Omega finally has perfected the implementation of the system in this generation of co-axial calibers. With the additional resilience and refinement afforded by a silicon hairspring and balance, free-sprung balance wheel, and a full balance bridge, this COSC-rated chronometer is as tough as it is precise. The 55-hour power reserve is provided by twin mainspring barrels for excellent autonomy between windings. See this versatile and sophisticated Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar in high-resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso