34th America?s Cup: Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition
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    34th America’s Cup: Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

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    Omega recently celebrated its continuing role as Official Timekeeper for Emirates Team New Zealand, in San Francisco with the release of a special commemorative timepiece, the Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition.

    The watch was presented to ETNZ captain Dean Barker, who has been an Omega “brand ambassador” since 2001, by Omega President Stephen Urquhart during a special event held at the ETNZ base camp in the City by the Bay.

    The Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition, of which only 2,013 pieces will be made, has a matte-black dial, encircled by a red seconds track, with skeletonised central hour and minute hands. The small seconds subdial is at nine o’clock.

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    The red hand on the subdial at 3 o’clock functions both as the 30-minute counter for the watch’s chronograph function, and as the red scale encircling the subdial, to count down the five-minute interval before the start of a regatta. The subdial at 6 o’clock, also using a red hand, records up to 12 chronograph hours and is located directly above the date window.

    The watch is powered by Omega’s co-axial Calibre 3330, and includes a unidirectional rotating bezel, helium escape valve (at 10 o’clock), Super-LumiNova on the dial for legibility deep underwater, and water-resistance to 300 metres.

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    The 44 mm case has a matte-black ceramic bezel ring. The screw-down case back is embossed with the ETNZ logo and bears the limited edition number and “Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup” engraved around the case back.

    The watch comes on a black rubber strap with a red “Omega” logo and also includes an extendable, stainless-steel divers’ bracelet. Price: $6,600.

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    Re: 34th America’s Cup: Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

    44mm? Dean Barker must have a giant wrist. Interesting look for a special edition.
    I wonder if the regular seamaster chrono will drop the 7750 and go back to the 33xx movement.

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    Re: 34th America’s Cup: Omega Seamaster Diver ETNZ Limited Edition

    I got to try it on



    Initial impressions:

    I'm very impressed, this watch puts a smile on my face. Sure, the design is a bit quirky and the contrast is really strong between the red and black, but still I think it is a very nice piece. On the downside: it really isn't a real regatta countdown functionality (as they had in the previous America's Cup model from 2003 (?)), Omega still makes their watches a bit too thick (even without a display back) and one have to question the value at full list price. There is a non limited edition version coming out with yellow accents and then there is the regular Seamaster Chrono in the same design, both in 42mm and 45mm, all of which can be had at decent discounts at ADs, so paying $6,600 + tax for this one means you really have to love the watch and plan to keep it.

    Neat design fact that I wasn't aware of: the date is a quick set incorporated in the HEV. The watch comes with a special tool (but a toothpick/anyhting would do really) to simply push in a little button on top of the HEV crown and jump the date forward.
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