The group of jump watches by Omega is wide, as it includes the both powerful and elegant Planet Ocean 600m , the standout Ploprof 1200m or the vintage-inspired 300 Master Chronometer . Those 3 are the very good quality propositions but the range is additionally composed of a more moderate and professionally oriented apparatus watch, the Seamaster Diver 300m . This legend that exists for a long time is now the field for a new exceptional edition celebrating the partnership between Omega, the America’s Cup and the ETNZ (Emirates Team New Zealand) – and it must be said, this Omega Seamaster Diver 300m ETNZ is most likely one of the most attractive Seamaster 300m watches ever.
This new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m ETNZ special edition can be known as a Yachting/Regatta watch in light of its particular chronograph function. Allow us to explain what such a watch is. In the realm of yachting races, navigators need to aligned on the starting line – like in each race. Notwithstanding, a boat isn’t static and the starting line must be crossed at a certain moment. To help navigators, the organization teams of such races are launching a 5-minute countdown before the begin to assist the boats with aligning on the starting line. Mindful of such a countdown, a few brands chose to make Regatta watches. Two sorts can be found:
- the basic chronographs with an inverted 5-minute scale on the minute sub-counter – like the past Omega Seamaster 300m Louis Vuitton Cup
- the complicated ones with a legitimate countdown mechanism – like the Rolex YachtMaster II or the Panerai Luminor Regatta
Omega pick the basic solution for this new uncommon edition of the Seamaster Diver 300m chronograph – a solution which is anyway not drained of interest and known to be simpler to utilize. This isn’t a first for the brand, as they as of now utilizes a similar base watch for the Louis Vuitton Cup Edition . They additionally utilized a Regatta show on the uncommon and vintage Omega Seamaster Chronograph Yachting 176.010 . As said, the solution to have the 5-minute countdown is here straightforward. Omega goes for an inverted minute scale that fills in as a countdown (on the minute counter at 3) and utilize an old style chronograph movement without any mechanical changes (here is the Co-Axial type 3330, a movement with a Si14 silicon balance spring and column wheel).
The state of the watch is known, as it utilizes the average Omega Seamaster 300m shape, meaning a huge and powerful notched bezel and a 44mm case with the lyre lugs, so dear to Omega. Nonetheless, if the appearance of this watch is common to Omega fans, the materials utilized are much different. To begin with, the case is made of brushed evaluation 5 titanium. Then, the bezel includes a dark clay insert with help numerals and scale (obtain with a laser that eliminates some material around these numerals). It has a matt finish with the exception of the upper piece of the numerals that are cleaned, for a superior contrast.
Like the case, the dial is additionally made of matt sand-impacted titanium, giving a nice light dark tone. The enormous indexes just as the hands are contrasting with a white paint and some luminous tips. The dial highlights 3 old style sub-dials (what we call a tri-compax format), meaning a little running second at 9, an hour counter at 6 and the regatta/minute counter at 3. It additionally comes with a date in a window at 6.
Several red accents (on the chronograph counter and on the chronograph hands) enliven this all dim/white dial. Same goes for the pushers, as the one to begin the chronograph includes a red aluminum insert and the one to stop it has a dark earthenware insert. Along these lines, all the elements linked to the chronograph functions are enlighten by this red colour.
The Omega Seamaster Diver 300m ETNZ special edition comes on an elastic tie with a folding clasp. This lash has two distinct faces, as the outter face is dark and ribbed and the inner face is red with a sail pattern that encourages the circulation of water under the strap.
More info on Omega’s committed page .