The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light
$50,000 may sound like a huge piece of money for an Omega Seamaster. However, the iconic Swiss brand is betting that collectors will be willing to pay big money for something other than Speedys, a limited edition. The watchmaker just stated the new $48k Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light, which is crafted from an alloy called Gamma Titanium, marking the very first time that the material has been used in an amazing Omega timepiece.
Gamma titanium is a harder and lighter material than traditional titanium, which is widely used in aviation industry. Unlike other Aqua Terra models which were made for nautical adventures, the Ultra Light is billed as “the ultimate athlete’s watch” and is being released with the assistance of Omega’s golf ambassador Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion who was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks.
Gamma Titanium was used to make the ergonomic 41mm timepiece’s case, caseback, and crown. Omega also cut the amount of material used to create the dial itself, and as a result the piece weighs just 55 grams so that athletes can wear it while trouncing the competition. The fake watch’s dial is made of sandblasted grade 5 titanium and features a stripe motif in negative relief.
Another replica Omega is a retractable crown which can retract when it is not in use. This feature is also designed to help athletes wear watches when they are playing sports so that nothing sticks or pokes them on the back of the hand. What’s more, the Ultra Light bezel is made of scratch-resistant ceramic, crafted in special colors for the new model to greatly match the titanium case and dial.
The Ultra Light is powered by the manually-wound Omega Caliber 8928 TI – Omega’s first-ever titanium movement, which gives users a 72-hour power reserve. Some components of the movement were made in titanium to further save weight. Color on the Ultra Light is restricted to the seconds hand; 15, 30, 45, and 60 seconds numerical markers on the dial; and contrast stitching on the black rubber strap. At the present time, color options include red, blue, and green, and an additional “in-play” fabric sports strap is included too. The new replica watches sporting prowess is currently being field tested by golfers during training for the Omega European Masters – the Swiss stop on the professional men’s golf’s European Tour, which takes place in Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland.