BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI

When it comes down to striking a fine balance between being dressy and sporty at the same time, only a few watches make the cut, and the Omega Auqa Terra is certainly one of them. For 2020 Omega is releasing two new Aqua Terras with exciting blue and green dials. Let’s have a quick look.

Omega’s Aqua Terra lineup received a thorough design overhaul back in 2017 and these new watches stick to the same formula. What that means is that you still have a dynamic looking teak patterned face with lume filled applied markers, a distinctive looking handset and a well-executed trapezoidal date window at 6. But the real talking point here is the new colorways. First up is a vibrant and fresh shade of blue and the other is a bold looking khaki green. While both colors look good in their own way, my personal vote goes to the green version, which is an uncommon color and lends the watch a slightly sportier and militaresque vibe.

Crafted from stainless steel the case on these Aqua Terras measures 41mm in diameter. The modest case width combined along with the downward curving twisted lug structure should make for a comfortable fit on a wide variety of wrists. Sitting on top of the case is a sloped bezel, that secures the sapphire crystal on the front, and flipping the watch over you have another sapphire window that gives a great view of the mechanical wizardry behind this watch.

Powering these watches is Omega’s modern, state of the art in-house Caliber 8900. This is an automatic movement that operates at an unusual frequency of 3.5Hz, is anti-magnetic to 15000 gauss making extensive use of silicon components and offers a power reserve of around 60 hours using two barrels. The movement has also been beautifully decorated with black screws and arabesque Côtes de Genève finishing.

In all, the new blue and green Aqua Terra Watches add some nice variation to the Aqua Terra collection. The watches would come attached to matching leather straps or steel bracelets and would retail at Euro 5,500 / US$ 5,700 for the blue dial and Euro 5,200 / US$ 5,400 for the green dial.

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