Omega has announced it will be the Official Timekeeper of the 36th edition of the America’s Cup, scheduled to take place in March 2021. After several years of Officine Panerai having been linked to this prestigious event, releasing several timepieces, it has now set sail towards other ventures.
To celebrate this new union Omega has presented this new limited edition “Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup”.
The 43.5mm case is made of stainless-steel with a transparent case back, which allows to view the inner workings of the mechanical movement.
This exhibition screw-in case back is engraved in blue with the words “PLANET OCEAN”, plus the unique individual number for each of these limited pieces. While transferred to the case back’s sapphire crystal are the inscriptions: “36th AMERICA’S CUP“, ”AUCKLAND 2021” and the America’s cup logo.
Mounted to the case is a 60-minute scale rotatable unidirectional bezel, with a blue, white and red ceramic insert; which incorporates a 10-minute regatta countdown scale.
Equipped with a screw-in crown and a helium escape valve, aligned at the 10 o’clock position. Topped by a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, which assists with keeping this watch water-resistant up to a 600 meters (2000 feet).
Time is exhibited on a ceramic white dial with applied rhodium-plated hour index markers and the Arabic numerals 6 and 12, followed by minute-index markers circling around the dial made of Omega’s trademark liquidmetal. It has also included the competition’s name transferred at 6 o’clock.
A unique themed element was the inclusion of a counterweight on the seconds-hand, shaped as the America’s cup. The broad-arrow style central hands and the hour index-markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup
The “Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup” (Ref#: 188.8.131.52.04.001) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 8900 with 39 jewels and 25,200 Vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 60 hours, when fully wound. It is a METAS-certified master chronometers movement. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 60 hours, when fully wound
Mounted to the watch is a blue structured rubber strap with red lining and exposed white stitching, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel pin buckle. This is a limited edition of only 2,021 manufactured pieces. For more up to date information visit the official Omega website here.
MSRP: $7,050.00 USD
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