Have you seen the Aqua Terra with an olive green dial? The one with a 41mm diameter? Clearly, Omega Seamaster models rule in every way! And, this watch indeed exudes enchantment in our opinion. This is primarily due to its dial color and texture. However, truth be told, it has one drawback: it is too large! Now, we have a chance to talk about the relatively new gem – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 38mm! Let’s hop into more details about this cool piece! 

The Desired Dimension

Everyone wished to see the Aqua Terra in 38mm with this same dial. This goes without saying! Omega had been producing the AT series in both sizes (38mm and 41mm) with different dials. The finer ones were always reserved for the larger models until now! This is similar to what Tissot did with PRX in a 35mm case size. 

So now, we have the new Omega Aqua Terra 38 Olive Green. This novelty encompasses all the technical features of its “larger” counterparts: 

  • 38mm diameter, 
  • 12.2mm case height, 
  • 45mm lug-to-lug distance; 
  • Sapphire crystal; 
  • screw-down signed crown; 
  • WR150m; and 
  • a date function powered by the in-house 8800 caliber with METAS certification for precision and resilience. 

The mentioned caliber provides a 55-hour power reserve, visible through the sapphire case back.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 38mm

Solid Dial

The only new aspect is the dial itself. But it indeed has something unique to it! The green color is achieved through a PVD coating over a metal dial, intricately carved to create a textured effect with horizontal lines. 

What’s more, the hands and indices are coated with rhodium and feature Super-Luminova luminescence. It’s up to you whether you prefer this watch on a metal tri-link bracelet or a green rubber strap. Perhaps some people are a bit biased, but for some, the Aqua Terra series looks better on a strap than a bracelet.

Aqua Terra 38mm Price Point and Value

Now, we all want to know more about the price tag! The price for the model on the metal bracelet, reference number, is 6,900 EUR. And, on the flip side, the version on the rubber strap, reference number, is available for 6,600 EUR. 

Do you remember not too long ago when Aqua Terra models were around 5,000 EUR in stores? Just a few years later, their price in salons has increased by about 2,000 EUR. This is factual! Yet, indeed the quality justifies the price!

Ideal Summer Companion

With a water resistance of 150m, it is suitable for amateur diving. So, the Aqua Terra could be considered the best summer or seaside watch you can buy in this price range. 

Now, with the addition of the 38mm collection featuring Omega’s most beautiful dial for AT models, we have no doubt which watches we would recommend for future purchases within this budget.

Technological Brilliance

Now, what is the cherry on top? Well, consider that this timepiece houses a caliber that could “eat” those from Rolex.

It operates at 25,500 semi-oscillations per hour, is equipped with a co-axial escapement and a silicon balance, and is resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. So, doesn’t 6,900 EUR suddenly seem like a small sum for this watch?

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 38 vs 41

The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra is a versatile watch that comes in two popular sizes – 38mm and 41mm. Both models offer excellent quality and features. Yet, who wins this race?

Well, the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference and wrist size. The 38mm version is a great option for those with smaller wrists, as it has a more compact and refined look. It measures 37.9mm across the case and 44.8mm lug-to-lug, making it a comfortable fit for most. The movement inside is the Omega caliber 8800. And, this one provides a 55-hour power reserve and a quick-set date function.

new Aqua Terra 38 chrono scent

On the other hand, the 41mm model has a slightly larger presence on the wrist. We know that it measures 40.8mm across the case and 47.3mm lug-to-lug. It houses the more advanced Omega caliber 8900 movement, which has a 60-hour power reserve. The dial features Omega’s signature teak-pattern engraving, giving it a more sporty look. Both watches are water-resistant to 150 meters and come with comfortable rubber straps.

Our honest opinion is that the Aqua Terra 38mm wins this time! It is simply more refined.

Conclusion – Aqua Terra 38mm

All in all, the new Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 38mm Olive Green epitomizes a mix of tradition, innovation, and superior work of art. It suits enthusiasts seeking historical significance while also appealing to those valuing contemporary precision and style. 

We can indeed confirm that this timepiece not only pays homage to Omega’s legacy but also sets a new benchmark for luxury watches in its class. This is a fact, by all means!