In conjunction with the 35th America’s Cup and the Emirates Teams New Zealand (ETNZ), Omega has created a special sailing version of their digital-analog quartz-powered X-33 Speedmaster.
Worn on the wrist of every Kiwi crew member, the Speedmaster X-33 Regatta is presented in a grade 2 brushed titanium case. It includes a Regatta function to keep track of the race from pre-start to finish. The watch has a black dial with blue rings and white transferred markings, and well as apertures for digital readings, and special red (Regatta) minute hand and red accented pusher at 10 o’clock.
A ceramic/titanium bezel features a star at 60 seconds, filled with green glowing luminous material, like the hour and minute hands, and hours markers. The bezel also features stars at the 15, 30, and 45-second positions, which reference the Southern Cross on the New Zealand flag.
A black ceramic ring produced with LiquidMetal® is used for the minute track scale.
Analog time is displayed by a skeletonized black-and-white hour hand, a red minute hand, and a black-and-white seconds hand. The digital displays use liquid crystal displays (LCD) with gray segments on a black background.
The caseback has a double back to ensure the best sound transmission of the alarm functions. The outer back is fixed with 8 screws and stamped with an “EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND” logo in the center, engraved with “CHALLENGER FOR THE 35TH AMERICA’S CUP“, “X-33 REGATTA“, as well as the watch’s limited edition number.
The watch comes with a black coated nylon fabric strap with blue rubber lining and blue stitching, along with a polished and brushed titanium buckle. A quartz chronograph movement (caliber 5620) powers the watch. Water-resistance is 30 meters. Limited to 2,017 pieces. The retail price of $5,900.