Omega Boutique Basel Release Event

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Omega Boutique Basel Release Event

Post by BacoNoir » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:25 pm

I got invited to the Basel Release party at the Omega Boutique in Denver tonight. They brought in a lot of corporate staff and all the Basel releases with working movements but marked "Not For Sale" on the lugs where the serial number goes.

I was most surprised by the Aqua Terras. They are available in both 37mm and 41mm and priced at $5400 on rubber or leather or $5500 on a SS bracelet. The have the 8900 movements and sapphire case backs. The 41mm is 13.2mm thick and worn really well on my wrist.

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They have several other dial options as well as a black dial with Sedona gold bezel and crown -$8000 thought.

These SS models are great values and even better with a discount from a friendly AD.

I also tried on the Railmaster. The strap was really nice but not sure about the SS inserts in the tang buckle holes.
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This one is 40mm, so just 1mm smaller than the AT, but felt small.

All of these have a conical crown that's wider on the outside to make it easier to grip - subtle change but really nice.

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Re: Omega Boutique Basel Release Event

Post by gwells » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:50 pm

they rotated the teak guillouche? i kinda like the date at 6, but not the change of the teak direction.

and what's with the metal piece in the rubber strap?

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Re: Omega Boutique Basel Release Event

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:52 pm

gwells wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:50 pm
they rotated the teak guillouche?
If it works for Patek on the 5711, it's gotta work for Omega too :think:

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Re: Omega Boutique Basel Release Event

Post by BacoNoir » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:12 pm

gwells wrote:they rotated the teak guillouche? i kinda like the date at 6, but not the change of the teak direction.

and what's with the metal piece in the rubber strap?
It looks great in person.

The metal piece is removable with the strap.

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Re: Omega Boutique Basel Release Event

Post by gwells » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:20 pm

i don't think i like that rotation. everything else is fine.

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Re: Omega Boutique Basel Release Event

Post by jimyritz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:58 am

the Railmaster is kind of cool...

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