Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is renowned as the oldest trophy in international sport and has become the source of spectacular sailing duels.
As the 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” approaches, Swiss watchmaker Omega has announced its role as the event’s official timekeeper to be held in New Zealand in 2021. This will mark the third time in history that the manufacture has served in the prestigious sailing role since the brand begun its partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand in 1995.
With this announcement comes the release of the new Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition. Limited to 2,021 pieces, the 43.5mm stainless steel timepiece features a blue ceramic diving bezel, which incorporates white and red liquid ceramic to create a 5-minute countdown for racing.
The polished white ceramic dial of the watch includes the competition’s name at 6 o’clock, while a special America’s Cup logo has also been placed on the counterweight of the central seconds hand. The America’s Cup logo is transferred on the caseback’s sapphire crystal, through which you can see the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8900.