Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer 41October 21, 2021
To celebrate the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, OMEGA has crafted this exclusive Seamaster Aqua Terra timepiece with a number of unique details.
Delivered inside a special Olympic Games presentation box, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer 41 watch is built in stainless steel and includes a white ceramic dial with a special frosted finish pattern and date display. The hands and diamond-brushed indexes are blued and filled with white Super-LumiNova, while the colour red is used for the “Seamaster” name and the four quarter numbers on the blue minute track.
On the caseback, OMEGA has included a stamped Beijing 2022 emblem, surrounded by a wave-edged design. The watch is set on a stainless steel bracelet with OMEGA’s patented screw and pin system, and is driven by the impressive OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900.
Stainless steel is certainly the most conventional of watchmaking materials for outer craftsmanship, and offers beauty, strength and affordability. OMEGA uses 316L stainless steel. Known for its corrosion-resistance and high lustre after polishing, this material is often the ideal choice for watches in both daily-use and high-stress situations such as diving and adventure.
OMEGA has unrivalled expertise in the use of ceramics, dating back more than 10 years. Taking its origin from the Greek word “keramos”, ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic substance obtained by firing at high temperatures. It allows the creation of completely dense watch parts with exceptional mechanical properties. Ceramic is one of the most popular choices for customers when selecting their timepiece, thanks to its appealing colour range and specific properties, such as it being two times lighter than stainless steel, hardwearing, highly scratch-resistant, chemically inert, hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly and non-magnetic.
To really appreciate the finer details of a timepiece,
Delivered inside a special Olympic Games presentation box, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer 41 watch uses synthetic sapphire crystal with a highly scratch-resistant and anti-reflective treatment. Before the machining and finishing processes take place, the sapphire crystals are produced under the Verneuil process, also called flame fusion. It involves the melting of the raw substance using oxyhydrogen flame and the crystallisation of the melted droplets to form a cylinder. Graded 9 on the Mohs-hardness scale (graded 1-10), the resulting sapphire crystals are virtually scratch-proof and very hard, ensuring an unhindered vision at all times.