Made in 1947, these movements are said to have been made to run in the “wristwatch” category of the Geneva, Neuchatel and Kew-Teddington Observatory trials.
Featuring a 7.5 minute tourbillon, as opposed to the minute tourbillons we are more familiar with today, and the timeframe it was conceived in, it can be said that the watch is historically significant as a breed of pioneering tourbillon movements created specifically to be used in wristwatchs.
Now, the watch will, also, go down in history for having become the most expensive Omega wristwatch to have been sold at auction in the hands of the greatest auctioneer of our time, Mr. Aurel Bacs.
Despite the overwhelming preponderance of haute horlogerie, high complications and the like, in the minds of watch collectors everywhere, there still remains a necessary place in our hearts for the perfect everyday watch.
This is a category that most beginners gravitate to on choosing their first luxury fake watches, and is one that even the most seasoned watch connoisseurs will have an opinion about. The ultimate concern with watches like these of course is practicality, and of interest as well are the features and technology that watch brands employ to attain said practicality.
When the rain comes down, and when some rough activity looks set to dominate our immediate future, it is something simple, hardy and precise that we choose to adorn our wrist, that can slug off “the slings and arrows” of daily life, so to speak, and emerge unscathed, to carry on with its owner in the glory of their adventures.
There are many contenders for an everyday watch in the market out there, but one notable collection comes from Omega, in the form of the “AquaTerra”.
As the name implies, the watches of this collection are for Sea (water =aqua) and Land (Earth = Terra), or basically the majority of the environments that the average human person spends their time in. Aqua Terra’s have always occupied that category for Omega, as most useful everyday watch, but this year, things have gone on a major upgrade that will bring more value to what watch lovers can enjoy.
Launched at Baselworld 2017, the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra diving fake watches now come with some styling upgrades as well as new Master Chronometer calibres. The launch then at Baselworld might have been a little low key, since most of the spotlight was on the iconic Speedmaster celebrations, yet as we round into the end of the year, it seems fitting to bring the attention back to what could possibly be one of the best everyday watches one can buy today.
Most notably we find the headline feature of the high-quality copy watches now emblazoned on the dial with the words “Co-Axial Master Chronometer” instead of the previous depth rating of the watch. This has been moved to the edge of the sapphire case-back in the new Aqua Terra.