Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar

The Seamaster Aqua Terra annual calendar fits the description of an everyday watch with all the modern features of a high end watch, water resistant to about 150m (500ft), solid stainless steel bracelet, domed sapphire crystal, exhibition case-back and so on. Its the perfect watch for holiday outings and causal wears.

Looking more like the vintage collections of old. These collections combines a bend of simplicity with the features and craftsmanship of their high end counterparts. Promoting Omega’s rich maritime heritage. Speaking about maritime heritage i think the Seamaster 300m line introduce since 1948 potrails more of omega’s maritime heritage than the newer Aqua Terra collections. Nevertheless the Aqua Terra collections are a great everyday watch. It has a unique feature: An annual calendar from which it derives its name. This is to say it will do the correct jump from the last day of the month to the first day of the month. This is a useful feature that might only require adjustments only on the first of march or on the last day of February.

Seamaster Annual Calendar Size

The look on the Annual Calendar watch is impressive but although it’s pretty to behold, this is by no means a small watch. It does take some getting used to after a little period of wearing. The Omega co-axial annual calendar comes in two different sizes i.e. the 43mm which presently has 12 models and the 38.5mm which currently has 12 models. You will find the Deville Annual Calendar Mens Watch quite popular.

Dial and Hands

 On closer inspection, you begin to appreciate omega’s eye for details. The hour markers are polished with lum, the dial and minute hands are pretty awesome. You will find nicely, integrated at the 3 O’ Clock position, the date aperture. The date aperture is usually printed in white (with black numerals) which gives the watches great depths of beauty.

The Movement

The exhibition caseback, displays the 8601 movement acclaimed by Omega as fully in-house developed. It is based on the caliber 8500 movement, a self winding movement in both directions to reduce winding time. Incorporated with the co-axial escapement for greater precision, less function, more accurately and stability.

As with most omega watches, it uses a silicon balance spring Si4 with 2 barrels mounted co-axially.

Rhodium Plated Finish

There in lays the beauty of the omega Aqua Terra Annual Calendar collections; they all have a unique, beautiful and precious Rhodium plated finish.

Rhodium Fact 1:

Rhodium is a very precious metal that can cost 10 times at as much as gold because its availability is not feasible.  It cannot be mined on its own, and availability depends on the mining of platinum. This is because it is a by-product of platinum.

Rhodium Fact 2:

If platinum mining is low the price of rhodium could  reach as high as $12,000 an ounce. But if platinum mining is high, the price could reach as low as the price of gold.

Rhodium Fact 3:

Rhodium is glittering, white and shinning metal. Its so bright it blinks like diamonds. This is one reason why its mainly associated with gold and diamond jewelry plating.

The Bracelet

 I don’t own this watch but most reviews from verified purchases from customers have been pretty encouraging. It’s a watch perfect for formal occasions, casual wears and the bracelet they say, feels solid and mature. If you want, you could purchase extra leather straps just to bend things up, and the Annual calendar will still look nice on different straps. “One watch different looks.”

Omega Annual Calendar Watch


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