Omega is widely considered to be one of the most popular manufacturers of luxury sports watches. The company is known for introducing the Seamaster and Speedmaster watch families, both included in the list of the most famous watch families in the market. Omega is also renowned for its connection with space and sea exploration. The first watch worn in space was an Omega watch. Aside from athletes and astronauts, many celebrities (both real and fictional) have been seen wearing Omega watches on several occasions and in films.
Like its other competitors, Omega also manufactures both entry-level and high-end luxury watches for the market, and there are many expensive watches that Omega has released. This article will feature some of the expensive but interesting Omega watches that will interest you. Note, however, that Omega produces watches that are more expensive than the ones listed here.
Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Worldtimer 43mm
One of the most expensive Omega watches you would encounter when looking for a timepiece from this brand is the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Co-Axial Worldtimer. This amazing tool watch is at 48,600 USD in most authorized retailers of Omega watches. And this hefty price stems from the fact that only 87 editions of the Aqua Terra Worldtimer have been manufactured by the brand itself. All of these watches have a 43 mm watch case made of platinum.
The Aqua Terra is not only useful but also durable and appropriate for water-based activities since it has a water resistance of 150 meters, which is deeper compared to many other dive watches from other watch brands. This watch is also prominent for its gray watch dial and a beautifully crafted depiction of the world map on the sub-dial of the device surrounded by a 24-hour function. The Aqua Terra also features an 18-karat yellow gold watch index and hands coated with Super-LumiNova as well as major cities and global destinations on the watch dial. These cities and destinations are indicated in either red for the GMT (London), blue for places that do not use the daylight savings time, and black for places that add hours during summer.
The Aqua Terra also contains a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with the exterior part of the watch’s dial made with sand-blasted platinum gold. To top it all off, the Aqua Terra comes with a brown leather strap as well as a platinum-gold foldover clasp. With such precious materials and scarcity, there is no doubt that the Aqua Terra is one of the most expensive Omega timepieces out there. But this watch is not all about bling and also about form and function.
Speedmaster Anniversary Series Moonwatch (Ref: 310.60.42.50.99.001)
As previously mentioned, the first watch worn in outer space was an Omega, and the first watch worn on the moon was an Omega. The brand also started working with NASA, and this was shown by Buzz Aldrin when he wore the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph in 1969. To commemorate this fateful event, Omega has introduced the Omega Speedmaster Anniversary Series Moonwatch priced at 36,000 USD. It is one of the most expensive Omega watches in the market. But this watch is both expensive and special not just because it was created in honor of an event that elevated Omega to worldwide popularity.
Like the Aqua Terra, the Speedmaster Anniversary Series Moonwatch is a limited edition watch, with only 1,014 pieces produced. The wristwatch also functions using the manual-winding OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 movement. And similar to the Aqua Terra, precious materials were also used to create this timepiece. Some of the materials used to create this watch include Omega’s own 18K Moonshine gold, which you can see on the watch’s dial and bracelet. Palladium was also included in the wristwatch so that the color of the gold would not fade as time passes.
Finally, faceted onyx crystals were also used as hour markers for the Speedmaster Anniversary Series Moonwatch, which you could see on the watch’s yellow dial. The design of the watch, especially the bezel and the dial, looked similar to the one used during the Apollo mission in 1969 with a few modifications. And finally, on the edges of the watch’s cases back, you can see some commemorative engravings as well as the partial map of the world showing the Americas on one side and the depiction of the moon on the other.
Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Diver Chronograph in Solid Red Gold 45.5mm
Last but not least is a special edition of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch. The Planet Ocean is a famous sub-family belonging to the Seamaster family and the Seamaster Planet Ocean in red gold is perhaps the most expensive edition from this series ranging at around 33,000.00 USD. This chronograph works using Omega’s Co-Axial caliber 9301 movements which is on the transparent case back of this timepiece.
The watch case and bezel of this Seamaster Planet Ocean Diver Chronograph is made using Omega’s proprietary red gold, also called Ceragold. This timepiece also has a black watch dial with a date window in the 3 o’clock position along with 60-minute and 12-hour counters. Aside from a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, this Seamaster Planet Ocean Diver Chronograph has a water resistance as deep as 600 meters, along with a helium escape valve. All of these features are presented in a 45.5mm watch case and a black leather strap.
Omega, being a world-renowned producer of luxury watches, has produced way more expensive watches than the timepieces mentioned on this list. Some going as high as around 100,000 USD! But these watches were shown not just because of their hefty price tag, but also because of their attributes that make them special. All of these watches were made using high-quality, precious materials ranging from proprietary gold to platinum gold, and some of them even have limited numbers in production. Nonetheless, these watches are not only expensive, but also stylish, classy, and useful. The wrist watches listed here sure have a high price placed on them, but these are Omega timepieces that are surely worth adding to your collection.