Swiss watch brand OMEGA presents a Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition to celebrate its role as the official timekeeper of the 36th America’s cup.
Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is renowned as the oldest trophy in international sport and has become the source of fierce international rivalries and spectacular sailing duels. OMEGA will be the Official Timekeeper of the 36th America’s Cup edition, which is set to take place in March 2021.
This is the third time in history that OMEGA has served in the prestigious sailing role, ever since the brand begun its partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand in 1995. Returning to New Zealand in 2021, OMEGA’s timekeeping excellence and long experience in sailing is sure to be highlighted through new technologies and never-seen-before equipment that will enhance every second of racing.
During this period, OMEGA will also celebrate its long-standing partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand. This special relationship began alongside the legendary sailor Sir Peter Blake, and has continued for 25 years, with a shared passion for innovation, technology, speed and accuracy.
Presented on a structured rubber strap, the 43.50 mm Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup timepiece is crafted from stainless steel and is limited to just 2,021 pieces. This watch features a blue ceramic diving bezel, which incorporates white and red liquid ceramic to create a 5-minute countdown for racing.
The polished white ceramic dial of the watch includes the competition’s name transferred at 6 o’clock. A special America’s Cup logo has also been placed on the counterweight of the central seconds hand.
On the reverse side, the America’s Cup logo is transferred on the caseback’s sapphire crystal, through which you can see the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8900. The 36th America’s Cup is set to take place in March 2021. Competitors will sail in AC75, 75 foot foiling monohulls, with the course stretching across Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in New Zealand.
Model: Planet Ocean 600m Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer 43.5 MM Seamaster America’s Cup, Steel on rubber strap, Reference 126.96.36.199.04.001
Calibre: Omega 8900
Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement
Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series, automatic winding in both directions.
Time zone function. Special luxury finish with rhodium plated rotor and bridges with Geneva waves in arabesque.
Power reserve: 60 hours
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment on both sides
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Helium escape valve
Transparent case back
Water Resistance: 60 bar (600 metres / 2000 feet)
Limited edition of 2,021 pieces