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.
… "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"…
ESSENTIAL KIT: THE SPEEDMASTER X-33
OMEGA committed to equipping each member of the Kiwi crew with a new timepiece, before they took to the waters of Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup. 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.
THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST RACE
Across 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 is the Official Timekeeper of the event, helping to track progress through every dramatic leg.
Video description: OMEGA has taken its support for sailing to a whole new level, as Official Timekeeper of the world's toughest race. The ultimate endurance test for sailors who face over 45,000 nautical miles of treacherous seas. Get on board - if you dare!
The Winner’s Watch
The “Volvo Ocean Race” Limited Edition is presented to the winners of the 45,000 mile competition. In total, 73 of these unique chronographs are available. The models are based on the Seamaster “Deep Black” design and include a Volvo Ocean Race subdial at 3 o’clock, as well as the competition’s logo on the caseback.
A Tribute To Success
The triumphant prize for the toughest race
ALL FOR ONE
There's no place for the maverick outsider in sailing. It's a team sport and everyone must work in synch to achieve great results. At OMEGA, we take the same approach to watchmaking. We're all about teamwork and we bring that same collective spirit to our support for ETNZ.
With a strong sense of national pride, OMEGA is supporting the new generation of Swiss champions. Team TILT is a squad of ambitious and talented young sailors hoping to make their mark at the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, which runs alongside the main event in Bermuda.