Straight from Bienne, Switzerland, Omega has unveiled a trio of travel-ready Aqua Terra Worldtimers, expanding their collection with three exciting additions. This release follows the brand's earlier launches this year, including the Speedmaster Super Racing with Spirate and vibrant editions to the Aqua Terra line.
The new Worldtimers offer three variants, with the inclusion of a titanium model adding an intriguing twist to the lineup. Let's begin by exploring the titanium option, as it brings more than just a change in metal.
Setting itself apart from the rest, the titanium Worldtimer showcases a remarkable feature—laser-crafted precision. The dial, boasting a captivating black and grey aesthetic, is meticulously created through laser ablation techniques, without any additional elements except for the word "London" highlighted in hand-applied red varnish.
Complementing the matte dial texture, the watch features a brushed black ceramic bezel and blackened hands. The hands are coated with blue SuperLuminova for a striking glow. Completing the ensemble, the 43mm case is paired with a black rubber strap adorned with a titanium decorative link and clasp.
Now let's explore the greener side of the collection, which offers both a bracelet and a strap option. At first glance, these variants bear a visual resemblance to the black and grey titanium model. A brushed green ceramic bezel contrasts elegantly with the green dial. However, the dial design here showcases curved vertical lines reminiscent of a cylindrical globe, presented in a sun-brushed PVD finish. The hands and markers of these models are meticulously crafted from Omega's exclusive 18k Moonshine gold.
One common element among both travel watches is the mesmerizing globe positioned at the center. Omega has ingeniously crafted a miniature Earth, as seen from above the North Pole. The brand achieved this by laser-ablating continents and colors onto a grade 5 titanium surface. Adding to the intricate design, a domed shape is employed to replicate the Earth's curvature, although imperceptible to the naked eye. Encircling the map is a 24-hour indicator beneath hesalite glass, divided into night and day sections.
Inside these remarkable timepieces beats the METAS-certified Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8938, visible through the exhibition caseback. The steel model costs $10,200 on a strap and $10,400 on a bracelet, while the titanium model retails for $11,800.