Yesterday in San Francisco, OMEGA unveiled the new Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition timepiece at a special event with Emirates Team New Zealand Skipper (and Omega Ambassador) Dean Barker. Designed to commemorate the 34th America’s Cup and celebrate OMEGA’s partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand (“ETNZ”), the new timepiece features a 44mm stainless steel case with matte black ceramic bezel ring, and is powered by the Omega co-axial calibre 3330 with regatta timing capability (indicated at 3 o’clock) — and a great red and black color set.
The OMEGA Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition has a matte black dial with a red seconds track at its outer edge. The central hour and minute hands are skeletonized and the small seconds sub-dial is at nine o’clock.
The chronograph function features a 30-minute regatta timer at 3 o’clock — note the 5-4-3-2-1 scale that indicates the five-minute countdown to the start of a regatta.
There is a 12-hour chronograph timer — with the same red hand as the minute timer — at 6 o’clock, just above the date window. The chronograph seconds hand is also red and center-set. So you have the basic time with white hands (including small seconds) and chronograph timing with red hands (including center-set seconds hand) — good attention to detail in this regard by Omega.
The watch is presented on a black rubber strap with red lettering; it is also delivered with a stainless steel extendable divers’ bracelet.
The watch is water resistant to 300 meters / 1000 feet and has a helium escape valve set at 10 o’clock on the case:
The screw-in caseback is embossed with the “ETNZ” logo. The limited edition number (2,013 pieces will be made) and “CHALLENGER FOR THE 34TH AMERICA’S CUP” are engraved around the outside of the case back.
The OMEGA Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition is powered by the Omega co-axial calibre 3330 equipped with Omega’s Si14 silicon balance spring. The reliability delivered by the Co-Axial escapement and the silicon balance spring is such that Omega backs it with a full four-year warranty.
Great looking watch for Omega enthusiasts, with the regatta timing function making it a practical wear for sailors as well.
Emirates Team New Zealand’s new AC72 boat will soon set sail team in the world’s most famous and prestigious sailing competition, the America’s Cup, which begins with the Challenger Series on July 7th.