Monday, December 5, 2011
Teeing off: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra ‘Golf’
Just in case the game wasn’t popular enough, Omega has renewed its commitment to helping grow the game of golf around the world.
To celebrate it they have launched the Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf”, with distinctive green markings on the dial. The watch, which features a 41.50 mm brushed and polished stainless steel case and a polished bezel, has a black dial with the vertical lines that define Omega’s popular Aqua Terra Collection.
The indexes are crafted from brushed and polished 18 Ct white gold and there is a date window at 3 o'clock.
The "Seamaster" name is also in green as are the numbers on the minute track (60, 5, 10, 15, etc.), The verdant colour choice reflects the symbolism of golfing greens around the globe. Even the central seconds hand is distinguished by a green tip.
Omega co-axial calibre 8500
The Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” is powered by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8500, the movement that, when it was introduced in 2007, signalled a revolution in mechanical watchmaking.
Equipped with the first practical new watch escapement to be introduced in some 250 years, the invention of the late English watchmaker George Daniels, the Co-Axial movement delivers outstanding chronometric performance which maintains its accuracy over a longer period of time than those with a traditional Swiss lever escapement.
No service intervals
As a result there are longer service intervals and Omega guarantees the timepiece for four years. The hour hand can be changed independently of the minute and seconds hands allowing travellers to adjust the time easily when they change time zones.
The Seamaster Aqua Terra “Golf” wristwatch features Omega's patented screw and pin stainless steel bracelet and is water resistant to 15 bar / 150 metres / 500 feet.
OK, this has nothing to do with the launch of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra ‘Golf’ but it is nonetheless an amusing golf joke worthy of passing on.
Arthur is 90 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago.
One day he arrives home downcast.
"That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight has got so bad. Once I've hit the ball, I can't see where it has gone."
His wife sympathises. As they sit down, she has a suggestion: "Why don't you take my brother with you and give it one more try."
"That's no good," sighs Arthur. "Your brother is 103. He can't help."
"He may be very old," says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."
So the next day, Arthur heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing and squints down the fairway. He turns to the brother-in-law. "Did you watch the ball?"
"Of course I did!" says the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight."
"Where did it go?" asks Arthur.