Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT Ceramica 48mm Lo Scientziato Watch

Easily my favorite new of SIHH 2010 is an unexpected model. The brand that made it a point to "hide" the Aqua Terra complication on their first Aqua Terra watch has now made an about face. This is the first skeletonized Omega Seamaster watch that I know of, and does not let down. It is actually the same movement from their normal Aqua Terra watch but skeletonized. This is in contrast to what some makers do by making a watch movement specially designed to be skeletonized. Good that the watch movement leneded itself nicel to the "open" treatment. The watch is really stunning and exactly what you would expect from a Omega Seamaster watch if it was skeletonized. Called the omega seamaster replica uk Ceramica 48mm Lo Scientziato PAM348 (omega Speedmaster replica uk), this piece is truly unique in the brand's current watch line. Most of the other new models of 2010 are minor variations on existing models to differ broaden an established brand feel, but retain its strict identity. The 48mm wide case is in a dark brownsih color matches to a vintage looking leather strap. The presentation of colors has a pleasant retro feel to it. As you can tell by the "Ceramica" name, the watch is not in metal but ceramic. Though it is a special type of ceramic that Omega Seamaster has developed. It is made from zirconium oxide which apparently is similar to or related to aluminum. The finish would be called satin or bead-blasted and the weight of the case is incredibly light. The rear of the case around the sapphire caseback window is in titanium. For a tall 48mm wide watch it sits pretty well. You have a classic turnip style Omega Seamaster crown in metal. The crystal of course is sapphire and the case is water resistant to 100 meters. Unlike most skeletonized watches the dial is really easy to read. Omega Seamaster made sure that all the necessary markers are there and with bright lume applied to them. As such, there is no real part of the skeletonization that makes it difficult to read. You can tell from the images of the watch that I am wearing that it is a good looking timepiece with lots of utility. Note that is a pre-production model that I handled a lot so there are lots of finger smudges on the front and rear of the watch.