ON BOARD WITH ALINGHI
Bringing two powerful Swiss brands together, OMEGA has officially joined forces with ALINGHI, a renowned sports team who have enjoyed numerous sailing victories, including two America’s Cup wins in 2003 and 2007. Today, ALINGHI is associated with the D35 Trophy, the GC32 Racing Tour and to the development of the new TF35 one-design foiling catamaran.
OMEGA ON DECK
From rookies to race-hardened veterans, sailors from all levels of the sport have taken to the water knowing that OMEGA is there in support. The brand proudly backs entire crews, such as Emirates Team New Zealand, times intrepid events such as the Volvo Ocean Race, or supports the efforts of just one sailor, such as Dame Ellen MacArthur when she broke the solo round-the-world record in 2005.
EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND
OMEGA has been a passionate supporter, sponsor and Official Timekeeper of Emirates Team New Zealand since 1995, when the brand partnered with America's Cup legend, the late Sir Peter Blake. The partnership still continues today and has included some of the most memorable victories in America’s Cup history.
… “Precision, accuracy and pioneering spirit are fundamental to what we do and OMEGA has been right by our side for over 20 years”…
ETNZ "DEEP BLACK"
Planet Ocean gets patriotic on the ETNZ "Deep Black", which embraces the blue and red of the New Zealand flag. Cased in black ceramic, it features a ceramic bezel with an OMEGA LiquidMetal™ diving scale that uses rubber - in blue and red - for the first 10 minutes.
SERIOUS SAILING TECH
On the ocean, the “Deep Black” rises to every challenge
…“The start sequence for sailboat races is just 5 minutes, so the pressure is on”…
ETNZ KIT: THE SPEEDMASTER X-33
OMEGA equipped each member of ETNZ with a new timepiece, before they took to the waters of Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. Sporting a mix of analogue and digital functions, the X-33 includes an ingenious Regatta function, to keep track of the critical five minute count-down to the start of the race.
…“It was a great experience working alongside OMEGA's design team. They respected my input and were 100% committed to producing a timepiece fit for boat racing at the highest level”…
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are Olympic and America’s Cup champions. The two young kiwis have crossed oceans and finish lines to establish themselves amongst the world’s best sailors. Today, they have created an almost unbeatable partnership on the water and, without doubt, many more victories are sure to follow.
“Sir Peter Blake inspired OMEGA with his legendary sailing skill and his passion for protecting the ocean.”
THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE
Crossing 45,000 nautical miles of treacherous water, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s longest offshore race. In 1990, it was won by Sir Peter Blake and has always remained a true test for the toughest sailors. OMEGA was the Official Timekeeper of the 2017 / 2018 event, helping to track progress through every dramatic leg.
With a strong sense of national pride, OMEGA has been proud to support the new generation of Swiss champions. Team TILT is a squad of ambitious and talented young sailors who made their mark at the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, which ran alongside the main America’s Cup event in Bermuda in 2017.