I didn’t appreciate just how good the new Master Chronometer Omega Aqua Terras were until I spent some proper time with them. And now that I have, I’m kicking myself for not talking more about them at and after Basel. What’s not to like? The design manages to be current and sporty without losing sight of its classic roots, there’s oodles of cool tech under the hood and it looks stellar on the wrist, thanks to all those facets, edges and polished surfaces. But what really won me over was – wait for it – the rubber strap. Yep, Omega have taken a part of a watch that’s usually an afterthought, and elevated it to (almost) an art form. It’s comfortable and functional but, more than that, it’s cool, thanks to the woven print reminiscent of the so-called tropic straps, and the metal end link really helps give this version of the Aqua Terra a sportier edge than its brethren on metal or leather.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Australian pricing
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M, Master Chronometer, on rubber, $7250