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September 6, 2017 | BY Charlene Co

Why Omega's Aqua Terra remains a classic

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It’s been 15 years since Omega introduced the Aqua Terra and it remains one of the most stylish and reliable nautical lines today. Here are six reasons why:

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Remarkable track record

Introduced in 2002, the Aqua Terra range is highly coveted in the yachting community for its sophisticated design and renowned reliability both in water (aqua) and on land (terra). While it has seen many iterations over the years, the Aqua Terra stays true to its roots with its distinct aesthetics and commitment to precision.


 

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Ruggedly handsome

Thanks to its unusual teak pattern dial—modelled on the glossy sheen of the wooden decks of luxury sailboats—the watch will stand out at lavish city parties and on yachting holidays alike. Fresh design elements to take note of are the conical crown inspired by the undulating movement of waves, and the new position of the date window—now at the bottom of the watch face—to make the face more symmetrical.


 

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Unparalleled reliability

Aqua Terra watches are certified Master Chronometers by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). Each piece from this collection has been subjected to and passed eight gruelling tests to ensure its functions and accuracy, including a punishing exposure to a magnetic force of 15,000 gauss.


 

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Deep dive safe

Aqua Terra timepieces are equipped with the industry’s best anti-shock technology and guarantees a water resistance of 150 metres, ensuring the timepiece will function throughout any journey on the high seas.


 

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Mayne man

Omega has chosen the unapologetically classy and incredibly talented English actor Eddie Redmayne to be the face of its new campaign for the collection. With his razor-sharp cheekbones, cut-glass Etonian accent, dapper style and string of critically acclaimed performances, this Oscar nominee is the perfect ambassador for the new Aqua Terra suite.

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Spoilt for choice

The new line of Aqua Terra watches will come in 3 new models: one designed especially for the gents, another for the ladies and a special Worldtimer Master Chronometer Limited Edition, of which only 87 pieces will be produced.