Omega Sup­ports Emi­rates Team New Zealand

Swiss watch­maker is back­ing the Kiwi crew's cam­paign to win the 35th Amer­ica’s Cup

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Omega’s part­ner­ship with Emi­rates Team New Zealand be­gan in 1995 along­side the leg­endary round-the-world skip­per and Amer­ica’s Cup leg­end Sir Peter Blake. Since then, Omega’s sup­port has only grown stronger. This year in Ber­muda, the brand will once again serve the Kiwi crew as their spon­sor and Of­fi­cial Time­keeper.

Ray­nald Aeschli­mann, the Pres­i­dent and CEO of Omega, is par­tic­u­larly en­thu­si­as­tic about the team's chances this year and says, “There is much to ad­mire about Emi­rates Team New Zealand and their qual­i­ties re­flect many of Omega’s own. Firstly, there is a com­mit­ment to pre­ci­sion and a de­ter­mi­na­tion to push bound­aries. They have a won­der­ful

his­tory; and of course, the crafts­man­ship of their boats is the ul­ti­mate ex­am­ple of beauty and de­sign. To see Omega’s name across their sails is a great source of pride for our brand.”

As part of its sup­port for the New Zealand team, Omega has un­veiled two new time­pieces. The first is the crew worn Speed­mas­ter X-33 Regatta ETNZ Lim­ited Edi­tion, both ana­logue and dig­i­tal it in­cludes an in­ge­nious Regatta func­tion to keep track of the crit­i­cal five-minute count­down to the start of the race. A se­ries of alarms, each with their own recog­nis­able ring­ing se­quence, gives the crew au­di­ble cues so they can con­cen­trate fully on prepa­ra­tion. Once the race be­gins, the X-33 can then be used to mea­sure progress. Cased in brushed grade 2 ti­ta­nium, it has a black dial with blue rings and white trans­ferred mark­ings, as well as cut outs for dig­i­tal read­ings. The outer back is fixed with 8 screws and stamped with an Emi­rates Team New Zealand logo in the cen­tre, en­graved with "CHAL­LENGER FOR THE 35TH AMER­ICA’S CUP", "X33 REGATTA", as well as the watch's lim­ited edi­tion num­ber. It is pow­ered by a quartz mul­ti­func­tional chrono­graph move­ment, Omega cal­i­bre 5620 and lim­ited to 2,017 pieces.

The sec­ond watch, the Sea­mas­ter

Planet Ocean ETNZ "Deep Black" Master Chronome­ter, has been made with sup­port­ers in mind and em­braces the blue and red of the New Zealand flag.

Cased in black ce­ramic, it fea­tures a ce­ramic bezel with an OMEGA Liq­uidMe­tal div­ing scale that high­lights the pre-race 15 minute count­down; in blue and red rub­ber (the colours of the New Zealand flag) for the first 10 min­utes, and START in Liq­uidMe­tal for the fi­nal 5. An Emi­rates Team New Zealand logo in red dom­i­nates the re­verse side, which is ringed with the words CHAL­LENGER 35th AMER­ICA’S CUP. Com­plet­ing the watch’s race-ready look is a black struc­tured strap with black, blue rub­ber lin­ing and red stitch­ing with a new-brushed black ce­ramic buckle. ETNZ "Deep Black" is pow­ered by the OMEGA Master Chronome­ter Cal­i­bre 8906.

Speed­mas­ter X-33 Regatta ETNZ Lim­ited Edi­tion

Sea­mas­ter Planet Ocean ETNZ "Deep Black" Master Chronome­ter

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