To celebrate the partnership with Volvo Ocean Race, the Swiss luxury watch brand introduced the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black chronograph, with its new sailing ambassadors, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling.
Omega signed on to the 2017 – 2018 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race as the Official Timekeeper. Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega president and CEO, said spirit of race closely matches the values of Omega. A brand no foreigner to harsh conditions, “Omega has been to the moon and into the deepest oceans,” Raynald says, stating the brand’s “spirit for exploration.”
A tough watch braced for extreme conditions.
On May 17 in Newport, the limited edition Omega seamaster planet ocean watch was introduced along with the new sailing ambassadors, New Zealanders Blair Tuke and Peter Burling. In the first race in 1973, this chronograph is only limited to a 73 pieces production.
The 45mm timepiece is a divers’ chronograph, crafted from a single ceramic block with robust design to withstand the extreme pressures of ocean sailing. The first 15 minutes of the unidirectional bezel is covered by red rubber, while the rest of the scale is covered by Liquidmetal (a metal alloy that combines high tensile strength, corrosion resistance, with high coefficient of restitution and anti-wearing characteristics).
The brushed black ceramic dial in marked by 18k white-gold hour-minute hands and indexes. A red racing ring around the 3 o’clock subdial reads “Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 Limited Edition” with the assigned number of the 73 watches.