Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M: dial and arms
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M dial options latitudinally engraved furrows of intermittent depth streaked throughout the three-dimensional dial. A wealthy lacquer and metallic sunburst end within the central dial leads the attention to hour indices resembling the prow of a yacht. Radially aligned, trapezoidal and tall, the indices proudly show their faceted bows with polished sides and vertically brushed high surfaces.
The arms and indices are Tremendous-LumiNova stuffed, whereas the metallic dial displays off the edges of every like a distant mirage.
The dial imparts a calmness to the Aqua Terra not current in earlier fashions that I ascribe to the horizontal strains on the dial.
The calmness, a sense of being grounded, is enhanced by the gently domed sapphire crystal held in place by a extremely polished conical bezel. The dial’s utilized Omega brand, vertically brushed on high and polished alongside the edges, sits proudly under the one 12 o’clock hour index (a double index would have been pleasant right here for my part).
Dial textual content is surprisingly terse, decreased to saying it’s a Seamaster with a technically superior co-axial escapement and Grasp Chronometer certification. At 6 o’clock is a well-executed precision-cut date window with bevels extending all the way in which all the way down to the date disk. And I’m significantly happy that the date disk matches the colour of the dial.
Though slim, the date (in Futura font just like the minute numerals) is very legible.
The dial’s “teak deck” sample consists of “planks” with shallow spacing between every and a wider furrow between each three. This each generates attention-grabbing and deep shadows and creates margins for visible mass to decentralize and increase outward, creating the impression of a bigger dial. This rhythm permits the dial to be loved like a lyric somewhat than mere graphic discipline.
The arms are a splendidly multifaceted affair.
The lengthy and skinny second hand, bisected and polished with a spearhead lume plot, reaches comfortably into the minute observe markings. The pentagonal counterbalance is identical size because the spearhead.
The minute hand comprises three surfaces with the main and trailing edges polished and a plateaued central column brushed alongside its size. Ditto the hour hand.
The minute hand boasts an arrowhead at its tip, broad and squat, and completely full of lume. The lume on the hour hand is inside its central physique.
The form of the arms is dauphine in idea however freshened to replicate the watch’s fashionable sporting credentials and manufacturing strategies. The breadth of the hour hand’s terminal is identical as that of the hour indices.