Omega, the Swiss watchmaking giant, has long been a supporter and sponsor of the Emirates Team New Zealand. As the team gears up for the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona in 2024, Omega is marking the occasion with a special edition timepiece: the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ Edition.
This isn’t just any watch – it’s a chronograph designed for the high seas. Crafted in black ceramic, the watch offers water resistance up to 60 bar – that’s 600 meters or 2,000 feet for those keeping score. The 45.5 mm x 19 mm Seamaster Planet Ocean combines the deep black of the ceramic case with the vibrant turquoise of the Emirates Team New Zealand logo.
The unidirectional bezel is also in brushed black ceramic, featuring a white enamel diving scale and a triangle-framed dot at the 12 o’clock position. This dot includes white Super-LumiNova, which emits a green glow in the dark. The matt ceramic dial includes a Countdown Indicator at 3 o’clock, a nod to pre-race protocol. This indicator, along with its hand and subdial ring, sports the distinctive turquoise of the Emirates Team New Zealand logo.
The watch is not just about aesthetics; it’s packed with features. The NAIAD LOCK caseback features the Emirates Team New Zealand logo with turquoise fern and white lettering. The watch is powered by Omega’s Master Chronometer Calibre 9900, a self-winding chronograph movement with a column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial escapement. It operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and has a power reserve of 60 hours.
The Seamaster comes with a black and turquoise structured rubber strap, complete with turquoise stitching and a black ceramic clasp. As an added bonus, Omega offers an additional turquoise rubber strap and two NATO straps. The lug width is 22 mm. The watch comes in a special presentation box inspired by the Emirates Team New Zealand logo.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ Edition has a retail price of Euro 14,900 (including VAT) or US$ 13,300 (excluding sales taxes). The 37th America’s Cup isn’t Omega’s first rodeo. The brand will serve as the Official Timekeeper for the fourth time, having already timed the event in 2000, 2003, and 2021.
As the preliminary regattas for the 37th America’s Cup kick off this month, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black ETNZ Edition stands as a testament to Omega’s commitment to precision, design, and the sport of sailing. Also be sure to check our list of the most expensive watches in the world