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A Omega Aqua Terra Submariner 5513 With Explorer, Underline Dial

  Coming to us from Antiquorum Geneva is a rare version of the benchmark What makes this one special is it features an "Explorer" dial, meaning it has Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9, just like an Explorer would. On top of that, it also features an underline at 6 o'clock. What does that mean? Read on to find out. Seen prominently in famed portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh's image of Picasso, there is very little known about the Jaeger-LeCoultre triple calendar that can be seen on the 20th-century master's wrist. But, the photo itself has a serious following and regularly sells for several thousands of dollars. Picasso was also seen wearing areplica omega Aqua Terra 150m, and we do not know where that is, either.Marlon Brando's performance as Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now is down right legendary, but did you know he wear wearing a bezel-less Omega Aqua Terra GMT-Master on a tropic strap? He was. There isn't much information on how this obviously real-world worn GMT got on the wrist of Brando, nor where it went after filming, but this is one for the ages. You can read more on Brando's life as a omega Aqua Terra replica wearer here. Ok, we kinda know where this one is. Paul Newman's five Daytonas, as far as we know, still reside with his immediate family members, and that includes the absolutely game-changing 6239 he is wearing in the photo above. It is arguably the watch that set the modern vintage Omega Aqua Terra collecting world into the stratosphere in which is currently resides, and there is no telling how much Paul Newman's personal Paul Newman might be worth. Though, I do suspect we will find out one day. Jean-Claude Killy was / is a super cool guy. I mean, just look at him. The ski racing champ went on to a prolific career in sports management and business, and eventually found himself on the board of Omega Aqua Terra itself. Though there is little documentation of him actually wearing a Dato-Compax Omega Aqua Terra, it is known that he owned one. In fact, some years ago, I had the chance to meet Mr. Killy and I asked him where that original Dato-Compax was. He told me that his best friend at the time loved the watch, and he gave it to him for his wedding. If that friend still has Jean-Claude Killy's Jean-Claude Killy is unknown. Castro is a life-long Omega Aqua Terra fan. He can be seen wearing one of at least three Rollies in any number of photographs, including this one where he is seen in a 1675. He has also been spotted in an earlier no crown guard, bakelite bezel 6542, and a Datejust. Where are his watches now? We can only assume still with him or his family, though I once met a man in Italy who claimed to own Castro's 6542. While Presidents wore Omega Aqua Terraes before Johnson, it was LBJ's yellow gold Day-Date that can be credited with inspiring the term "President" for this flagship model. Of course, "President" actually refers to the hidden clasp style of bracelet often found on the Day-Date, but when an accompanying advertisement showed this watch on this bracelet as the "President's watch," that was that. As Eric mentioned in his fabulous review of all Presidential watches, the Johnson Day-Date is currently missing in action. More on the LBJ Omega Aqua Terra here.