The Omega Seamaster has always been a watch that’s demanded a grand stage. It became a staple of the Bond movie franchise in 1995 and, in 2019, survived a 10,928-meter dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, setting a new world record as deepest dive watch by 12 meters. Today, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra continues to build upon its rich heritage by constructing a timepiece meant to celebrate the Beijing Olympics.
Beijing 2022 will mark a special milestone for Omega, as the Swiss brand celebrates its 30th occasion as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.
Omega has specially crafted the Seamaster Aqua Terra timepiece with several unique details that help set it apart from its already illustrious heritage.
Delivered inside a special Olympic Games presentation box, the 41 mm watch is wrapped 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 case back, Omega has included a stamped emblem representing the Beijing 2022 games, 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 ever-impressive Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8900. The conventional stainless steel outer craftsmanship nods to both the watch’s durable performance and its sleek design. The material makes the Seamaster Aqua Terra perfect to either brave the everyday to act as your companion on high-octane adventures. Accompanying this is Omega’s unrivalled use of ceramics. Similarly to the stainless steel, Omega’s ceramic is hardwearing and highly scratch-resistant but also hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly, and non-magnetic. But despite the Seamaster Aqua Terra’s hearty construction, the true standout features are its stunning sapphire crystal and the frost-finish pattern that highlight the watch face.
“Omega has been at the Olympic Winter Games since 1936, and throughout those decades, we’ve naturally developed a great love for all the dynamic sports involved,” explains Omega’s Global President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann. “The new Aqua Terra is our tribute to that passion, not only through the elite level precision that matches the excellence of the athletes but also through the ice-inspired design that symbolises our diverse timekeeping role in Beijing – which stretches from the ski slopes to the ice rinks.”
With materials made for optimal performance and a flair for showmanship, Omega’s Beijing Aqua Terra watch embodies all that the Olympics aim to celebrate.