April 1, 2023

Omega had another great year at Baselworld, this time focusing on the Speedmaster and Seamaster Aqua Terra lines. The most exciting release, however, was their “Trilogy”, three vintage limited editions.

We’ll start with the highlight of Omega’s show, the Trilogy models. The first we’ll look at is this Seamaster 300 60th Anniversary Limited Edition. It’s a 39mm watch that is extremely close to its source material, the CK2913.

The second part of the Trilogy is the 38.6mm Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Edition. As this is the 60th anniversary of the entire Speedmaster collection of watches, the very first watches to feature a tachymeter bezel, it’s only natural to find it in this trio.

My personal favorite of the Trilogy is this 38mm Railmaster. Each watch is limited to 3,557 pieces total, which sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t where Omega is concerned.

For the most hardcore Omega fans, they offer a Trilogy box, which itself is a limited edition of 557. The box, as you imagine, contains all three members of the Trilogy, with matching limited edition numbers, and 6 spare straps.

One of the most divisive new watches, yet also one of my personal favorites, is the aptly-named Planet Ocean Big Blue. As you might imagine, this 45.5mm diver is called Big Blue for its amazing, and large, blue ceramic case, which should make it very resistant to scratches.

The Speedmaster collection also sees three additions for ladies. These 38mm automatics are offered in three colors: white mother of pearl, cappuccino, and blue.

Female Omega collectors can also look forward to new Seamaster models in 28mm, 34mm and 38mm sizes. At the moment, Omega is only showing the two larger sizes, both with mother of pearl dials.

One of the most popular new Omegas were these hyper-aggressive Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometers. These 44.25mm models go back to the original purpose of the Speedmaster, which was closely related to motorsports. The “racing dial” as it’s called refers to the alternating minute-track on the dial.

My personal favorite of the new Omegas, even including the Trilogy models, are these new Aqua Terras though. The Aqua Terra has long been my favorite Omega (I often wear one, actually) so it’s always nice to see some fresh variations. The big difference, of course, is their horizontal, as opposed to their typically vertical, teak lines. I hardly ever like two-tone models, but there’s something about the Sedna gold and steel model, especially with that black strap. Each of the three new Aqa Terras is 41mm.