Renowned as the oldest trophy in international sports since 1851, the America's Cup is a hotbed of fierce international rivalries and spectacular sailing duels. Omega announces its role as the Official Timekeeper of the 36th America's Cup with a new limited edition timepiece – the Seamaster Planet Ocean 36thAmerica’s Cup Limited Edition. With this new timepiece, the popular Swiss watch brand marks its third year serving in the prestigious sailing ever since its first partnership thet started back in 1995 with the Emirates Team New Zealand.
For 2021, the brand returns to NewZealand bringing with it timekeeping excellence and long experience in sailing. Speaking about the announcement, OMEGA President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann said, “The America’s Cup has a truly special place within the OMEGA brand. From ingenuity and precision, through to the competitive energy and history, every part of it appeals to our spirit. We’re very excited about our role next March and also for the chance to be on-board with Emirates Team New Zealand once again.”
Coming to the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America's Cup Limited Edition, the timepiece is crafted in a 43mm stainless steel case with a blue ceramic diving bezel with white and red liquid ceramic to create a 5-minute countdown for racing. The white polished ceramic dial is decorated with the name of the competition at 6 o' clock and a special America's Cup logo placed on the counterweight of the central seconds hand. Turn the watch over and you will find the same logo housing the caseback's sapphire crystal.
Powered by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8900, the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 36thAmerica’s Cup Limited Edition is presented on a structured rubber strap and is available in a limited edition of 2,021 pieces.
The 36th Americas Cup is scheduled to take place in March 2021 with competitors sailing in AC75 – a 75 foot foiling monohulls – that will course through a route that stretches from Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in New Zealand.