The Omega Regatta Watches since 2000

Omega Seamaster Racing Chrono America's Cup 2003

I just did some research for you and I found all the major Regatta Watches Omega built since the year 2000. Especially one of them is quite particular…

Omega´s history in building special watches for all kind of adventures is rich. That also shows my little research I just did. The innovative brand has created some interesting timepieces in celebration of its partnership with Team New Zealand and of its role as Official Timekeeper of the America’s Cup (2000 and 2003).

Please enjoy my look back at the Omega wristwatches with links to the world’s most prestigious sailing competition and to the long-term partnership with ETNZ (Emirates Team New Zealand).

Nota bene: These are just examples of the variety ever built and to simplify the things I just show the technical data sheets from editions with a rubber-bracelet. Some of the watches shown here of course also existed with a metal strap and in executions in titanium with a titanium bracelet.

Omega Regatta watch... the year 2000
Omega Regatta watch… the year 2000
Omega Regatta watch... the year 2003
Omega Regatta watch… the year 2003
Omega Regatta watch... the year 2003
Omega Regatta watch… the year 2003

This Omega Speedmaster X-33 without hands is really particular and VERY RARE!!!

Omega Regatta watch... the year 2003
Omega Regatta watch… the year 2003
Omega Regatta watch... the year 2007
Omega Regatta watch… the year 2007
Omega Regatta watch... the year 2013
Omega Regatta watch… the year 2013

 

To accomplish my little Omega Regatta Watch presentation, here are some pictures I found in my archives…

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m America's Cup 2000
Omega Seamaster Diver 300m America’s Cup 2000
Omega Seamaster Racing Chrono America's Cup 2003
Omega Seamaster Racing Chrono America’s Cup 2003
Omega Seamaster Racing Chrono America's Cup 2003
Omega Seamaster Racing Chrono America’s Cup 2003
Omega Seamaster NZL-32 2007
Omega Seamaster NZL-32 2007
Omega Seamaster NZL-32 2007
Omega Seamaster NZL-32 2007
Omega Seamaster ETNZ Co-Axial Chrono 2013
Omega Seamaster ETNZ Co-Axial Chrono 2013

 

 

 

 

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6 replies on “The Omega Regatta Watches since 2000”
  1. says: Jack

    Mr. Linz,

    Would you consider the Omega Apnea to be part of the above group of watches as well as a watch for free diving, or do you see it as strictly a watch for free diving? Thank you for any opinion you might have, but most of all, thank you for your columns. I can’t put into words how valuable a learning tool they have become to me.

    Sincerely,

    John Carey

    1. Jack, the Apnea is not a countdown watch, but a watch that after starting the chronograph function will show the period of 14 minutes by little red discs filling each two minutes one of the seven little round windows. In my eyes this Omega is not comparable to the countdown regatta sailing watches. But still this is a very particular Omega and once again it shows Omega’s variety in producing special watches for all kind of sports and other activities.

      1. says: Jack

        Mr. Linz,

        Thank you for answering my above question. I just have one more quick one. With Omega introducing their new “super anti-magnetic” watch, the effect of magnetism has been a popular subject this past spring and summer. I read one of your columns where you stated some of the sources of magnetism. One of the sources was computers, iPads and other popular devices that have become everyday items that we depend on. How much of an effect do these items have on our watches? Is the magnetism strong enough that we should remove our watches prior to using these devices? Thanks.

        Jack Carey

  2. says: Amir

    I recently saw the ETNZ in person (as well as the non limited edition 300m Chronos) and was very impressed. They wear quite a bit larger than the previous gen 300m Chrono,; but the wrist presence and ceramic bezel should be a nice incentive for a lot of people.

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