Baselworld 2016: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GoodPlanet 231.90.43

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Omega released several new Seamaster Planet Ocean watches for Baselworld 2016. When I say boring I mean that this is a dress watch for special occasions and casual lifestyle so yeah it fits me just fine. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra watch gets two versions this year. I also hate to break it to you that these dress watches somehow don’t come with the METAS Certified Master Chronometer-rated movement however, we will probably see an Aqua Terra watches release with the said METAS inline with Omega’s long term goals. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GoodPlanet 231.90.43.22.04.001 the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GoodPlanet watch will come in a 38.5mm version as well as a larger 43mm GMT model, The 43 mm grade 5 titanium case is presented on a matching bracelet. This timepiece is powered by the OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8605.If you look closer though, the changes you will see will be seen on the movement and the case which are hardly noticeable so I will just give a usual run down of these watches in my usual way.In addition to the blue hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, its dial has a red-tipped GMT hand that the wearer can use to keep track of a second time zone on a 24-hour time-zone scale, and a date window at 6 o’clock. The movement is visible through a sapphire window in the caseback, which also includes the words “Goodplanet Foundation” in varnished blue type. Both watches are water resistant to 150 metres / 500 feet and have a sapphire crystal on the caseback to display the movement. This reverse side also features engravings that include the “GoodPlanet Foundation” in varnished blue.The 8500 boasts 26 jewels and runs at 25,200 vph (3.5Hz) and has a 60-hour power reserve. The antimagnetic properties of the Master Co-Axial series ensure a resistance of 15,000 gauss. In regards to water resistance, we are looking at 150M. The 43-mm GMT watch costs $10,800 on a titanium bracelet and $10,100 on a nylon strap. The 38.5-mm model on the nylon strap goes for $7,700.




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