Omega - the Captain's Watch

The in-house co-axial movement provides a greater power reserve


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26 September 2012

Omega is celebrating the 2012 Ryder's Cup with a special edition of the Seamaster Aqua Terra, named the 'Captain's Watch.' It will be worn by American Ryder Cup team Davis Love III, and it has a distinctive colour combination of red, blue and yellow, inspired by the Ryder Cup logo.

The dial has the vertical ribbing that hallmarks the Aqua Terra collection (inspired by the teak decks of luxury yachts), with blue and white centre hour, minute and seconds hands coated with Super-LumiNova, making them legible in all lighting conditions. The housrs are marked by white gold indeces, and there is a date window at 3 o'clock. The 41.5 millimetre case is in brushed and polished stainless steel, and the caseback has a sapphire crystal revealing the movement.

The watch is powered by the in-house chronometer-grade co-axial calibre 8500 with an Si14 silicon balance spring for improved shock resistance and anti-magnetic properties. It has two barrels mounted in series, with automatic winding in both directions. Visible bridges and the oscillating mass are decorated with Geneva waves in arabesque. The movement has a 60-hour power reserve. The watch is water-resistant to 150 metres, with a screw-down crown finished with the Omega logo.

In the photo below, Davis Love III.