Omega has a watch for all fans of the high-precision sport with models featuring a calibre as strong as a golf club and as accurate as a champion’s swing.
Although Omega is at home in many different domains, its attraction for the world of golf is rightly a focus of special attention. The Ryder Cup took place in France in October and showed the growing interest in the little white ball. The brand is now committed to the development of a sport that is gaining in popularity. The Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 M Edition Golf watches worn by Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, two well-known professional golfers, gives the brand’s interest a material form. Both timepieces, like all the 22 versions of the model available, play on the surfaces and colours. On the dial, the lume-coated hands move above a horizontal “teak” pattern, coloured black or white, depending on the version, with hour markers that can be seen as clearly as the flags in the holes on a golf course. The central second hand is either green or orange. The same colours can be found on the numerals and the minute track, on the Seamaster logo and on the two-colour striped NATO strap.
Inside the 41mm-wide steel case (watertight down to 150m), the Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8900 calibre provides precise display of the time data and the date, to be seen in a counter at 6 o’clock. This highly accurate hand-wound movement is very robust and supplies 60 hours of power reserve. It can also resist magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. The sapphire crystal on the caseback reveals the bidirectional rotor adorned with Geneva waves in arabesques.
With assets like these, the Seamaster Aqua Terra is now at home both in the sea and on the greens.
Price: 5,400 CHF omegawatches.com
By Dan Diaconu