For 2013, Omega fully rounds-out the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra series replica watches UK family with the new Omega Aqua Terra Chronograph GMT. With a new movement and solid looks, this is the semi-formal sport watch in the Omega Aqua Terra collection to lust after. I had no idea that the Omega Aqua Terra collection was so beloved until aBlogtoWatch viewers started to ask en masse a few months before Baselworld 2013 whether or not Omega was going to insert their newer in-house made Caliber 9300 automatic chronograph into an Omega Aqua Terra model.
The question was reasonable as Omega is making a point to replace all watches with non in-house made movements with in-house made movements. Especially in their higher-end collections such as the De Ville, Planet Ocean, and Aqua Terra. So I waited for Baselworld to find out. What I learned is that not only will Omega release an Aqua Terra with an in-house made movement, but that it will also have a GMT complication. This is all part of the new Omega Caliber 9605 automatic movement.
Essentially, the 9605 is a version of the 9300 with a GMT hand in one of the subdials. Though, this really rounds out the design. When Omega released the caliber 9300 movement in 2011, the idea was to have an exceptional in-house chronograph that was modern in every way, have a column wheel, silicon parts in the escapement, and be useful. It uses two subdials for the full 12 hour chronograph. This puts two hands in the right subdial, which measures both the chronograph hours and minutes.
In the 9300, the left subdial was for the running seconds. In the caliber 9605 you have a GMT hand in there as well. Now the two subdials are better balanced with two hands each. This also upgrades the utility of Omega’s in-house movement to offer that extra feature. A chronograph with date and GMT hand is a wonderful travel watch. Omega best replica watches also needed something to compete with Breitling’s Caliber 04 movement. I have a feeling that the 9605 is every bit as impressive as the 9300 in terms of accuracy and utility. We still don’t have a quick set feature for the date, but otherwise this is a damn useful automatic movement.