Omega continues its partnership with the America’s Cup yacht race series with the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph.
Rich with history, innovation and prestige, the America’s Cup is one of the world’s oldest and most dramatic sporting events. The legendary sailing duel has been fiercely contested since 1851, and in all the years since then, has only been won by teams from four different countries.
Watchmaker Omega‘s association with the yacht race extends back to 1995, when the brand supported Team New Zealand, led by legendary sailor the late Sir Peter Blake, whose victory paved the way for the Swiss maison to become the official timekeeper of the event. Fast forward to today, and Omega returns to the role, with a series of timepieces marking the 36th edition of the great event.
The new Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph, which follows the release in June last year of the Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition, is a striking, stainless steel 44 mm timepiece with a blue ceramic dial and bezel ring with white enamel diving scale.
The new watch’s soft-touch rubber pushers work efficiently in the wet, a useful addition given the action on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, while the wave-pattern dial includes a ‘regatta countdown indicator ring’, hull-inspired hands and an America’s Cup counterweight of the central seconds chronograph hand. Engraved on the caseback is “36th America’s Cup” and “Auckland 2021”.
The new model also features Omega’s exclusive CHRONO LOCK system, which secures the chronograph functions linked to the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900 movement, and to secure the watch to the wrist there’s a metal bracelet and additional rubber strap.
For when things get a little slippy.
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