Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is renowned as the oldest trophy in international sport and has become the source of fierce international rivalries and spectacular sailing duels. Now, as the 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” approaches, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is announcing its role as the event’s Official Timekeeper.
這次是品牌於1995年與阿聯酋航空新西蘭隊(Emirates Team New Zealand)成為合作夥伴後，第三度為著名的美洲盃帆船賽提供計時服務。這個2021年的大賽將於新西蘭舉行，屆時歐米茄將會用上多項先進科技及從未曝光的新穎器材，定必展現品牌精湛的計時技術與豐富航海計時經驗，讓觀眾充份享受大賽每分每秒的精采場面。
This will mark the third time in history that OMEGA has served in the prestigious sailing role, ever since the brand begun its partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand in 1995. Returning to New Zealand in 2021, OMEGA’s timekeeping excellence and long experience in sailing is sure to be highlighted through new technologies and never-seen-before equipment that will enhance every second of racing.
明年的美洲盃也是歐米茄與阿聯酋航空新西蘭隊慶祝其長久合作關係的好機會。雙方在傳奇的帆船運動員彼得‧布力克爵士(Sir Peter Blake)的牽線下結緣，兩者都對追求創新意念、技術突破、速度和精確表現擁有共同的熱情，25年來一直合作愉快。
The moment will also provide another chance for OMEGA to celebrate its long-standing partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand. This special relationship began alongside the legendary sailor Sir Peter Blake, and has continued for 25 years, with a shared passion for innovation, technology, speed and accuracy.
With this announcement comes the release of the brand new OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 36th America’s Cup Limited Edition. Presented on a structured rubber strap, the 43.50 mm timepiece is crafted from stainless steel and is limited to just 2,021 pieces. Most notable is the blue ceramic diving bezel, which incorporates white and red liquid ceramic to create a 5-minute countdown for racing.
光面白色陶瓷表面的6時位置綴飾了第36屆美洲盃大賽名稱，中置秒針的一端更置有特別版的美洲盃標誌。錶背的藍寶石水晶鏡面亦轉印美洲盃標誌，透過鏡面可欣賞內裡的歐米茄8900 Co-Axial Master Chronometer機芯。
The polished white ceramic dial of the watch includes the competition’s name transferred at 6 o’clock. A special America’s Cup logo has also been placed on the counterweight of the central seconds hand. On the reverse side, the America’s Cup logo is transferred on the caseback’s sapphire crystal, through which you can see the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 8900.
The 36th America’s Cup is set to take place in March 2021. Competitors will sail in AC75, 75 foot foiling monohulls, with the course stretching across Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in New Zealand.