This week luxury watchmaker Omega unveiled the new Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition timepiece. This model celebrates the start of the 34th America’s Cup yacht race, Omega’s partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand and the manufacture’s connection to the sea.
The Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition timepiece was unveiled at a special event in San Francisco with the help of Dean Barker, Emirates Team New Zealand Skipper and Omega brand ambassador (since 2001). Omega presented the new model to Barker and to ETNZ managing director Grant Dalton in front of media and guests at the ETNZ Base Camp on the Bay. Barker will skipper ETNZ’s new AC72 boat and lead the team during the prestigious America’s Cup, which begins with the Challenger Series on July 7th. Following the press conference, Barker, Dalton and Team New Zealand launched the ETNZ AC72 into the Bay for a training session.
Barker told us, “I’m honored to wear the new Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition timepiece and am proud to represent OMEGA as we embark on the 34th America’s Cup. We appreciate OMEGA’s commitment to Emirates Team New Zealand – and to the sport of sailing throughout history.”
The Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition timepiece features a screw-in caseback embossed with the ETNZ logo, its limited edition number and an engraving of “Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup” around the outside of the case back. At the heart of this watch is a Co-Axial calibre 3330 movement with a unidirectional rotating bezel, helium escape valve, date corrector and Super-LumiNova coating. And of course, this seafarer’s watch is water resistant to 30 bar (300 meters / 1000 feet).
Only 2,013 pieces of the Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition will be produced.
Photos courtesy Omega.