Seamaster Aqua Terra: dials "Teak Concept" which recalls wooden boats bridges

On the occasion of the 2008 Fair of Basel, the Omega brand introduced the new Seamaster Aqua Terra collection that shares a striking common feature: dials "Teak Concept" with vertical lines that are inevitably reminiscent of luxury boats wooden bridges...
 
As all timepieces from the collection Aqua Terra, this new range is very closely linked to the oceans - you could almost smell the spray... Equally at home on the deck of a boat on land, these Seamaster deserve their name «Aqua Terra» better than ever!
 
Note that the models for man (there is also a female version) are available in two sizes: 38.5 mm and the 41.5 mm. The widest diameter - and the more contemporary - is equipped with the Omega co-axial calibre 8500/8501 movement.
 
As casings of 38.5 mm, they offer a choice between the co-axial Replica Watches movement calibre 8500/8501 and the Omega quartz movement calibre 1538. "This 38.5 mm diameter is also very appreciated by the gente feminine" specifies the mark in its release.
 
41.5 mm models boxes 18 CT red gold, stainless steel or bicolour (red 18 k gold and stainless steel) on bracelets. The 18-carat Red Gold version is also available on Brown alligator strap.
 
38.5 mm diameter and co-axial escapement models offer the choice between red or yellow 18kt gold, stainless steel, or two-tone versions (red or yellow gold 18 k and stainless steel) on matching bracelets. Red or yellow 18kt gold versions are also available on Brown alligator strap. 38.5 mm quartz movement model is available in a version all steel.
 
18-karat gold and two-tone models are gray "Teak Concept" dials to vertical lines; stainless steel watches offer teak grey or silver dials Opal.
 
Red or yellow 18kt gold models have needles and indexes to assorted colors and brushed and polished surfaces. Stainless steel and automatic movement versions have for their needles and index in white gold 18 carats Replica Rolex in brushed and polished surfaces. Needles and index are equipped with white Superluminova inserts to stronger reflective power.
 
In the television series 'Castle' (2009) by Andrew Marlowe, Stana Katic, wears an Omega Speedmaster on black crocodile leather strap.
 
Many contemporary television series characters wear Watches Omega... yet here is an example.
 
Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is a successful specializing in the crime fiction writer. In the first episode of the first season, the police interest in him when a killer copying the murders staged in his novels.
 
Once this case is resolved, Castle became a consultant for the New York City police... He assisted the lovely Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), who wears the watch of his father...
 
The movement of this watch is one of Tissot automatic gauges, gauge 2481 21 jewels, which has interesting origins. As a result of financial difficulties caused by the first world war, Tissot merged with Omega in 1930 to become part of the group. Although they remained distinct brands.
 
they had a close alliance for more than 50 years sharing some calibers and housing parts along the way, the caliber of this watch being one of them. Some Omega-the same period models were equipped with exactly the same caliber, but mark Omega with the gauge 1481.
 
The fact that it was one of the templates shared by Omega / Tissot is an advantage, because it will double the chances of finding a piece of spare and surprisingly, it was easier to find a replacement Omega a Tissot...
 
There is only the Omega House which was automatic movements stop in square housings. Tissot was the second a do a small series in a square box.
 
It's a time or Tissot used common movements with Omega (not surprisingly: Tissot merged with Omega late 1920s this date so well before the meeting of such markings in the Swatch Group)