Unstoppable and triumphant, these are the words that describe Omega on their latest release. As the official timekeeper for Tokyo Olympics 2020, Omega has crafted commemorative timepieces for this event. However, the pandemic delayed this spectacular event and the launching of Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 watches.
Finally, in July 2021, as the Olympics near its opening day, Omega unleashes one of the final sets of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra series in gold. The precedent year provided the company with an extra period to expand the Tokyo Olympics 2020 – inspired designs. Let us discover more about this stunning watch crafted especially for this historic sports event.
Introducing the New Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 Models in Gold
As the very much awaited and long overdue Olympics opens, Omega Watches unleashes the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra in gold. This watch provides sports and Omega fans another fantastic thing to look forward to and be excited about. This Aqua Terra marks history for Omega for it is the official timekeeper for the 29th time, and the pandemic was not able to stop this long tradition between the Olympics and the brand. So let us take a closer look!
Features and Specifications
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is available in both 38 mm and 41 mm selections; the cases are crafted in 18k yellow gold. A very suitable and perfect piece to match the highest honor that an athlete can receive: the Olympic Gold Medal. Both models share this standard gold case; it comes with Omega’s signature twisted – lyre lugs and a wide sloping polished bezel.
Meanwhile, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem is printed on both models to mark Omega’s prestigious role in the event. The symbol is placed atop their sapphire display case backs. The watch functions include time with running seconds and date display. In addition, this Aqua Terra has a polished blue ceramic dial, a laser–engraved Tokyo 2020 patter, and ZrO2, and the date window is located at 6 o’clock. What makes this blue dial more distinct is its distorted checkerboard pattern. It is also important to mention that the difference lies in the dial between the two versions, 38 mm and 41 mm watches.
The 41 mm version presents a more aggressive and sharper look, a trapezoidal date window located at 6 o’clock, and has dragger-like wedge indices. On the contrary, the 38 mm takes more feminine, the 6 o’clock date window is made into a circle, and the applied wedges become rounded. This feminine model also removes the outer minutes’ track.
At the same time, the model also features the facetted 18K yellow gold hands and indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova. This overly unique Omega’s timepiece comes with a special Tokyo 2020 presentation for safekeeping. Moreover, the integrated alligator strap with an 18k yellow gold polished–brushed fold-over clasp completes the look of this timepiece.
Together these details make up a stunning and functional commemorative piece for the Olympic Games. Moreover, the polished – brushed 4 – screw case back presents a clear view of what’s inside: the Omega’s Master Chronometer Calibre 8901 (41mm) and Calibre 8801 (38mm). The brand equips these models with the 8901 automatic movement for the 41 mm and the 8801 for 38 mm. Both have a water- resistance of 15 bar or 50 metres/ 500 feet.
Another difference lies in the power reserve of each model. The 8901 offers 60 hours of power reserve at 25,200 BPH, while the 8801 provides 55 hours of power reserve, also at the same BPH. Nonetheless, these two models share the overall finishing and architecture – bridge and rotor in Omega’s trademark Sedna gold alloy and the brand’s exceptional arabesque on Côtes de Genève.
More About the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Collection
The Seamaster is Omega’s oldest line of timepieces that is in production today. Initially, the Seamaster is associated with Omega’s different dive watches. Over the years, the Seamaster collection became home to several other water-resistant models, including the Aqua Terra.
Commonly Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The retail price is around $17,800 for a 38 mm model and approximately $18,500 for a 41 mm version.
Is this a limited edition from Omega?
No. It is a special edition (non – limited ), mainly created for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Can you wear the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra as an everyday watch?
This lineup from Omega is compared to the Rolex Datejust. So, yes, this is an ideal timepiece for use as an everyday wristwatch. And it is also safe to say that Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020 is suitable as an everyday wristwatch.
Omega remains a reliable and most trusted partner of the Olympic Games. The brand consistently creates superb timepieces that reflect the heart and soul of the most prestigious sports event on the planet. As a result, such watches tend to become one of the most sought-after and highly valued items by timepieces enthusiasts.