As a longtime supporter of the Emirates Team New Zealand, Omega has been there for the professional sailing team at every America’s Cup World Series since 1995. Consequently, the iconic watchmaker has created a new remarkable timepiece for the 2017 America’s Cup, and they’ve called it the Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ.
The 44mm case is made of titanium and features a contrasting black ceramic bezel. The sand-blasted dial is also made of titanium and has Superluminova-coated indices that glow blue. On the dial’s outer edge there is a chronograph seconds track ring with a silvery finish, and right inside it there is another ring for the chronograph minutes, with a matte finish.
The 30-minute recorder situated at the 3 o’clock position can be used for the 5-minute countdown at the start of the regatta, but there are two more handy subdials on the dial: one at 6 o’clock, which is a 12-hour recorder, and one at 9 o’clock, which is a small-seconds tracker.
All the elements related to the chronograph function are red, including one of the pushers, which flaunts a cool red aluminum ring. The polished diving scale on the rotating bezel features relief indices, created using laser ablation. The Superluminova dot on the bezel, situated at the 12 o’clock position shines green for better visibility.
Naturally, the AR-coated crystal ensures excellent water resistance: up to 300 meters. Inside the sturdy case there is an in-house Swiss automatic movement (caliber 3330) with 28,800 vph, 52-hour power reserve, and 21 jewels. The Regatta timing complication was a must for this watch.
For uncompromising comfort and durability, the strap was made out of rubber. It is black with a ribbed pattern on the outside, while the interior is red and has a nautical pattern that allows water to pass beneath, thus also allowing the skin to breathe. Obviously, every single detail was carefully planned and perfectly executed in the classic Omega style.