Omega has manufactured watches since 1848, yet not a single worldtimer watch had left the assembly until late 2017: with the release of the Platinum Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer limited to 87 pieces in total, reference 126.96.36.199.99.001 . With a price tag in the 50 000 CHF / 48 600 USD / 43 000 EUR range we were thrilled to learn Omega´s release plan for October 2019:
The Swatch Group subsidiary has a treat for all worldtimer and Omega lovers; a steel version of the Aqua Terra Co-Axial Master Chronometer GMT Worltimer will be availible worldwide from October 2019. The steel on steel model ref. 188.8.131.52.03.001 will retail for 8 900 CHF / 9 100 USD / 8 000 EUR.
The upcoming release will make this desirable model available to a worldwide audience, opposite to the 2017 limited edition version in Platinum. The watch case has a diameter of 43 mm and is waterresistant to 150 meters. Powered by the Master Chronometer Calibre 8938 the Worldtimer is anti-magnetic and has a power reserve of 60 hours and comes with 5 years of international Omega warranty against defects. It features a sun-brushed blue dial with the characteristic Aqua Terra vertical teak stripes and a circle of global destinations printed in red for GMT, silver for cities that has summer time and blue for places without daylight savings, all to cater for easy-to-use worltimer users. The lug size is 21 mm making the watch compatible with exchangeable Omega or aftermarket straps. If you are a budget-oriented collector or like some, just not prefer the bracelet, Omega is releasing a version on rubber strap, ref. 184.108.40.206.03.001 which will be about 200 CHF/ USD / EUR cheaper.