The Volvo Ocean Race Watches

First raced in 1973, the Volvo Ocean Race is renowned for being the world’s longest and toughest offshore sailing competition. Contested over 45,000 nautical miles, it brings the bravest sailors together in the most vast and treacherous seas imaginable. OMEGA is proud to be on board as the event’s Official Timekeeper.

Two Deep Blacks

OMEGA is celebrating its timekeeping role through two “Deep Black” watches – including a GMT Divers’ model and a Chronograph Limited Edition. Both models are 45.50 mm with their cases, dials and bezels crafted from black ceramic.  The hour-minute hands and indexes are 18K white gold, while red rubber has been used to cover the first 15 minutes of the bezels.

DEEP BLACK GMT

DEEP BLACK CHRONOGRAPH LIMITED EDITION

“The chronograph model has been specifically designed in tribute to the Volvo Ocean Race.”

Chronograph Caseback

The chronograph model is driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 9900. This sits behind an oriented caseback built with OMEGA’s NAIAD LOCK system so that the wording aligns pleasingly in position. As this model will be presented to the winners of the race, an official “Volvo Ocean Race” logo is also included on the caseback.

Unique Touches

Only 73 chronograph models have been created, with each unique Limited Edition number appearing on the dial. On the subdial at 3 o’clock, OMEGA has included a red Volvo Ocean Race ring with coloured hands and number 12.

EXPLORING THE “DEEP BLACK” GMT

The Seamaster Planet Ocean “Deep Black” is a truly robust watch that can handle the most extreme conditions of the open sea. It is the combination of a divers’ watch and a GMT, and is ideal for an extraordinary lifestyle of travel and adventure.

“The GMT model is driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8906.”

SAILING

OMEGA has served as timekeeper at many of the world's top competitive sailing events. A partnership with the late Sir Peter Blake started in 1995 and we continue to honour his legacy with our support for Emirates Team New Zealand.

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