In order to mark its long-lasting partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) and the upcoming sailing event, the 2013 America’s Cup, in San Francisco, the renowned Swiss watchmaker created a very special Seamaster Diver Chronograph, equipped with the crucial performances for the yachting timepieces. Limited to 2013 pieces, this bold looking sport watch offers a truly unique design and great functionality.
The new Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition watch has a robust, 44 mm case made of polished and brushed stainless steel. It incorporates a matt black ceramic, rotating bezel ring with printed minute scale for counting diving intervals. A black rubber strap with red inserts brings comfort and contributes to nice overall aesthetics. The watch is also available with a stainless steel extendable divers’ bracelet.
A matt black dial features a great combination of luminescent white and red indices that increase a superb readability. At the outer rim, there is a red seconds track. The sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position is also marked in red, as well as the central chronograph second hand. Besides counting 30-minute time intervals, this sub-dial also comes with a 5-minute countdown timer which is a very important performance for yachtsmen who need to prepare for the start of the regatta. The small seconds sub-dial takes the 9 o’clock position, while the 12-hour chrono counter is located at the 6 o’clock position, including a date window. Finally, the dial features skeletonized central hour and minute hands, covered with white Superluminova.
The screw-in case-back comes with the “ETNZ” logo. The limited edition number (0000/2013) and “CHALLENGER FOR THE 34TH AMERICA’S CUP” are engraved around its outer rim. Durable materials and the tough construction of the case allow a diver to go up to 300 meters (990 feet) with this great timepiece on the wrist.
Inside the case, there is an Omega Co-Axial Calibre 3330. This superb self-winding mechanism incorporates a Co-Axial escapement and a silicon balance spring that provides exceptional reliability, accuracy and stability. Power-reserve of the mechanism goes up to 52 hours.
Omega has been a partner with Emirates Team New Zealand since Sir Peter Blake’s American’s Cup campaign in 1995. Ever since, the renowned watchmaker has been supporting the Team’s activities, as well as its skipper, Dean Barker, who has a role of the brand’s ambassador.