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Omega Launch Seamaster Aqua Terra 38mm Green with a Go Anywhere Do Anything Attitude

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m 38mm Green

The standard Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is in my opinion an underrated watch. The broad curve of the case from lug-to-lug gives it almost a tonneau profile which is unique for watches of this type. That type being an everyday, go anywhere, do anything beater with a hint of sportiness similar to the Rolex Oyster Perpetual. And now Omega have released what might be one of the best versions of the watch with the new Seamaster Aqua Terra 38mm Green.

Off the bat, it’s worth specifying that this isn’t a huge new update to the collection. Omega has simply taken one of the dials from the 41mm Aqua Terra and applied it to the 38mm version. But that simple change is brilliant because smaller, vintage size watches are popular at the moment. For those with smaller wrists, 41mm or 42mm tends to be on the edge of wearability and for a daily wearer that can be frustrating. 38mm is noticeably more comfortable day in day out if that size suits you better.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m 38mm Green
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m 38mm Green

Why it’s a big deal that the green dial is now available at this size is that it’s one of the cooler dials in the entire collection. The olive green feels tactical and almost militaristic with the horizontal engraved lines reminiscent of the armoured plates on an armoured personnel carrier. In short, this is the closest to being a pure-bred field watch that the Aqua Terra has ever been. Which is significant because unlike their rivals such as Rolex and Tudor, Omega doesn’t have an Explorer or Ranger to fill that adventure watch niche – the Aqua Terra has to do it.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m 38mm Green

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 38mm Green’s calibre does a really good job standing in comparison to those watches as well. It houses the co-axial Omega 8800, an automatic piece with 55-hour power reserve and METAS master chronometer certification. The Rolex and Tudor may have longer power reserves but they’re COSC chronometers, which is a less prestigious level of certification.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m 38mm Green
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m 38mm Green

In terms of price, the Omega is £5,900 with the stainless steel bracelet or £5,700 with a rubber strap. Of the two I prefer the rubber for its comfort and utility, leaning into that more active and sporty side present in the design. I think it also creates more of a distinction between this version of the Aqua Terra and the dressier versions such as the Shades sub-collection. Which just pushes the idea that this is the best daily beater, adventure-ready, go anywhere, do anything, or whatever appellation you want to give version of the Aqua Terra to date even further.

Price and Specs:

Model: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m
Ref: 220.12.38.20.10.001 (rubber strap), 220.10.38.20.10.003 (stainless steel bracelet)
Case: 38mm diameter x 12.2mm thickness, stainless steel
Dial: Green
Water resistance: 150m (15 bar)
Movement: Omega calibre 8800, automatic, 22 jewels
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 55h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Strap: Rubber or stainless steel bracelet
Price: £5,700 (rubber) or £5,900 (bracelet)

More details at Omega.

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  • When you describe a €6k METAS certified watch as an “everyday, go anywhere, do anything beater”, you lose all integrity and respectability. Please hang your head in shame and resign. Honestly.

    • We appreciate your feedback, I think the intention of the article is to suggest that this is the closest thing to that style of watch that Omega produce – although it perhaps doesn’t meet the exact criteria itself!

  • This is such a great watch, I would love to see it 40mm however as I have slightly larger wrists. Also, a no-date variation with a titanium case similar to the ultra-light they launched for Rory a few years back would be even better!

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