As the 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” approaches, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is announcing its role as the event’s Official Timekeeper
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. Now, as the 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” approaches, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is announcing its role as the event’s Official Timekeeper.
This will mark 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.
The moment will also provide another chance for OMEGA to 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.
With this announcement comes the release of the brand new OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition. Presented on a structured rubber strap, the 43.50 mm timepiece is crafted from stainless steel and is limited to just 2,021 pieces.
Most notable is the 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.
OMEGA SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN 36TH AMERICA’S CUP LIMITED EDITION
43.50 mm stainless steel – unidirectional rotating bezel – helium relief valve – screw-in crown – sapphire crystal with double sided A/R coating – water resistant to 600 m
self-winding calibre Omega 8900 with Co-Axial escapement – 25,200 vibrations per hour – 60-hour power reserve – 39 jewels – hours, minutes, seconds and date – certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS
Bracelet: textured rubber strap with steel folding buckle
Availability: limited edition of 2,021 pieces
Price: EUR 6,600