Let´s set sail! Today Omega presents the new Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition chronograph for the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco.

Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 on the bay in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 COPYRIGHT Chris Cameron, ETNZ

Unfortunately we can´t be there! So let´s together discover the new chronograph devoted to the Emirates Team New Zealand.

The team:

Emirates Team New Zealand is one of the world’s most distinguished sailing crews. Twice winner of the America’s Cup, it has concentrated considerable energy on shifting to the dramatic and high-speed new world of multihulls. Led by managing director Grant Dalton and skipper Dean Barker, Emirates Team New Zealand will be carrying the hopes of their small island nation into battle in the America’s Cup in San Francisco.

The team launched itself into multihull sailing in 2011 and finished the 2011-12 America’s Cup World Series championship in second place, a testimony to the work the team has put in to manage the transition from racing monohulls to multihulls.

In 2010, its last year racing monohulls, ETNZ won the three Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas (Auckland in February, La Maddalena in May and Dubai in November).

Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 on the bay in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 COPYRIGHT Chris Cameron, ETNZ
Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 on the bay in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 COPYRIGHT Chris Cameron, ETNZ
Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 on the bay in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 COPYRIGHT Chris Cameron, ETNZ
Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 on the bay in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 COPYRIGHT Chris Cameron, ETNZ
Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 on the bay in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 COPYRIGHT Chris Cameron, ETNZ
Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 on the bay in San Francisco. 23/5/2013 COPYRIGHT Chris Cameron, ETNZ

The watch:

The Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition has a matt black dial encircled by a red seconds track and the central hour and minute hands are skeletonized. The small seconds sub-dial is at nine o’clock.

The chronograph function features a 30-minute chronograph recorder at 3 o’clock has red hand and a distinctive red ring marked with a scale that indicates the five-minute countdown to the start of a regatta. The 12-hour chronograph recorder featuring a red hand is at 6 o’clock, just above the date window. The timepiece has a central chronograph seconds hand.

The watch is powered by the Co-Axial caliber 3330 and equipped with an Si14 silicon balance spring. The self-winding Co-Axial caliber 3330, with its column-wheel chronograph mechanism, is a COSC certified chronometer.

Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition
Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition
Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition
Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

The Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition has a robust 44 mm polished and brushed stainless steel case with a matt black ceramic bezel ring and is water resistant to 30 bar (300 meters / 1000 feet). It is presented on a black rubber strap and is delivered with a stainless steel extendable divers’ bracelet. The screw-in case back is embossed with the ETNZ logo. The limited edition number (0000/2013) and “CHALLENGER FOR THE 34TH AMERICA’S CUP” are engraved around the outside of the case back.

Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition
Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

Four years of warranty:

The reliability delivered by the Co-Axial escapement and the silicon balance spring is such that the timepiece comes with a full four-year warranty.

Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition
Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

The price:

4890 Euro, including 20 % VAT in Austria

Let´s set sail! The America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013 may now start and may the Kiwis take the sailing’s most prestigious trophy back to the Southern Hemisphere 🙂

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  • What a great partnership. Omega one of the worlds greatest watch makers using the highest technology and the most advanced manufacturing resources, accompanying New Zealand in one of the newest and highest technology racing boats yet made, together challenging America, largest one of the largest manufacturers of high technology products in the world. All New Zealand must be following the Americas Cup races and we keep our fingers crossed too.

  • G day Alexander

    Im sure Omega could arrange a flight/ ride on the team NZ cat. Im sure you would love
    flying over the water at 30 odd knots trying out your new Omega. Cheers

    • I was with Audemars Piguet on the high speed catamaran L’Hydroptere once… With the strong winds we were literally flying along the French Riviera …. Very cool!

      I would also love to be on the ETNZ catamaran in the Bay of San Francisco. Must be an unforgettable experience including the view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the skyline of the city …

      Anyhow I keep my fingers crossed that you Kiwis make the race… 🙂

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