Omega is an icon among Swiss watch companies. They are always commemorating events and significant causes with their exclusive limited edition ranges. Read on about a sneak preview of the latest to join the race. In honor of Emirates Team New Zealand and to mark its role as the Team’s official watch, Omega is proud to present its new Seamaster NZL-32 chronograph, named after the boat that won the America’s Cup in 1995 and developed in collaboration with Omega Ambassador Dean Barker, skipper of Team New Zealand. The Omega Seamaster NZL-32 combines elegance with functionality. Designed for the regatta, this attractive watch is also a high-precision instrument capable of measuring performance to one-eighth of a second. This new model, with its carefully designed aesthetics and readability, is sure to appeal to America’s Cup fans as well as the wider public.
Particular attention was paid to the key needs of the skipper and his crew during a regatta. The “start of the regatta” function clearly indicates the ten minutes preceding the starting signal by means of a special five-dot indicator. The dots gradually fill with a different color – first blue, then red ─ as each successive five-minute period elapses. The Omega caliber 3602 self-winding movement is chronometer-certified and has a 40-hour power reserve. The silver and the black dial has applied, facetted hour markers, with luminous dots above each. For maximum readability, the skeleton hour and minute hands are coated with Super Luminova, and the hands of the chronograph counters are red. The polished and brushed stainless steel case has the distinctive shape and characteristic horns of the Seamaster line. A seahorse, which is the symbol of the Seamaster collection, is stamped on the case back. It is water-resistant to a depth of 150 meters (500 feet). The chronograph is available with either a brushed stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap with white stitching and a fold-over clasp