Last weekend, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli won the Prada Cup, becoming Emirates Team New Zealand’s Challenger in this 36th edition of the America's Cup. The two teams are facing each other again, 21 years after their first duel in 2000, which also marked the first time Omega ever served as timekeeper at this prestigious event.
Omega is now celebrating its role as Official Timekeeper of the 36th Edition of the America's Cup with a dedicated chronograph, the Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph.
The new model comes in a 44 mm stainless steel case with a bezel ring in blue ceramic and a white enamel diving scale. To improve grip during water activities, the watch provides blue and red soft-touch pushers in rubber.
The blue ceramic dial is characterised by a laser-engraved wave-pattern dial and two sub-dials: at 3 o'clock we find the regatta countdown indicator which features an hour disc underneath the subdial and a red anodized aluminium minute hand while at 9 o'clock the a rhodium-plated hand indicates the running seconds.
The central seconds chronograph hand, also in red anodized aluminium, carries an America’s Cup on the counterweight.
This model also features the proprietary Chrono Lock system, designed to avoid accidental use of the chronograph functions.
This new Seamaster chronograph is delivered with a metal bracelet as well as an additional rubber strap, both equipped with Omega’s new Quick Change system, a feature that we love. Just one press of a button is sufficient to release the pins from the watch-head, enabling the wearer to switch easily between
the bracelet and the strap without needing any tool.
On the Alveol shaped caseback, we find the commemorative engravings, filled with blue lacquer, spelling out “36th America’s Cup” and “Auckland 2021”.
The Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 9900 is visible through the transparent sapphire crystal. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hours, this self-winding chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial escapement offers a power reserve of 60 hours.
The new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph ref. 184.108.40.206.03.002 is presented in a special box in the colours of the America’s Cup with a price of Euro 10,300 (including VAT) / US$ 10,700 (without sales taxes). omegawatches.com