In occasion of the 36th edition of the America’s Cup, contested in March 2021 by Emirates Team New Zealand, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is announcing its role as the event’s Official Timekeeper. In celebration of this, also a new Limited Edition has been launched. The design of the new watch draws inspiration from the colours of the event’s logo: an impression of the “Auld Mug” in red, white and blue.
Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is renowned as the oldest trophy in international sport. Ever since the brand begun its partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand in 1995, this marks the third time in history that OMEGA has served in the prestigious sailing role. The relationship began 25 years ago alongside the legendary sailor Sir Peter Blake.
With this announcement comes the release of the brand new OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 36thAmerica’s Cup Limited Edition. The 43.5 mm timepiece sports a white polished ceramic dial with “36th AMERICA’S CUP” transferred at 6 o’clock.
Circling the ceramic dial is a blue ceramic (ZrO2) bezel ring with diving scale, 5-minute countdown and START indication in white and red liquid ceramic. The graduated section represents the time allowed to prepare pre-race.
On the reverse side of the Planet Ocean is a wave-edged caseback with commemorative wording and America’s Cup logo transferred on the sapphire crystal, through which you can see the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8900 with a power reserve of 60 hours. A self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement, silicon balance spring, automatic winding in both directions and time zone function.
The new Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition in stainless steel is worn on a structured rubber strap and limited to just 2,021 pieces. Price: 6,600 euros.
|MODEL:||Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition|
|DIMENSIONS:||Diameter: 43.5 mm|
Height: 16.5 mm
|WATER RESISTANCE:||60 bar (~ 600 m)|
|STRAP/BRACELET:||Blue structured rubber strap with red lining and white stitching|
|MOVEMENT:||Calibre: Omega 8900|
|POWER RESERVE:||60 hours|
|FREQUENCY:||25,200 vph / 3.5 Hz|
|FUNCTIONS:||Hours, minutes, center seconds, date|
|PRICE:||EUR 6,600 – Limited Edition of 2021 pieces.|