Since 2011, Omega had collaborated with GoodPlanet Foundation to spread the awareness of conservation, through various initiatives such as films and restoration projects. This year, Omega is launching two watches to commemorate the special partnership between these two entities.
Based on the Aqua Terra collection, these two watches are cased in Grade 5 Titanium with extensive use of both blue and white color. The lacquered white dial, which does not feature the typical teak design that is found on the usual Aqua Terra, is paired with applied blue indices, OMEGA logo, and facetted hands. The contrasting combination is rather stunning, and it certainly reminds one of the oceans.
The watches are fitted with either the Master Co-Axial Calibre 8605, or the Master Co-Axial Calibre 8500. The former features an additional 24-hour GMT display, on top of the date indicator that is featured on both models. Incidentally, these two automatic movements boast a power reserve of approximately 60 hours, and they are anti-magnetic of up to 15,000 Gauss.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra “GoodPlanet” features a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal caseback, in which it includes engravings of the words “GOODPLANET FOUNDATION” in varnished blue. They are paired with a either a blue coated nylon fabric strap, or a Grade 5 Titanium Bracelet.
Finally, these two watches will be presented in a special bamboo box. These two watches will retail at either S$13,050 for the 43mm GMT version, or $9,950 for the 38.5mm version with only the date complication. Please check out Omega’s website here for more information.