News August 2007

In honour of Emirates Team New Zealand and to mark its role as the team’s official watch, OMEGA is proud to present its new Seamaster NZL-32 chronograph, named after the boat that won the America’s Cup in 1995 and developed in collaboration with OMEGA Ambassador Dean Barker, skipper of Team New Zealand.

Omega Seamaster NZL-32 Chronograph

The official Emirates Team New Zealand watch
during the America’s Cup

The Watch Quote™ - August 31st, 2007

The OMEGA Seamaster NZL-32 combines elegance with functionality. Designed for the regatta, this attractive watch is also a high-precision instrument capable of measuring performance to one-eighth of a second. This new model, with its carefully designed aesthetics and readability, is sure to appeal to America’s Cup fans as well as the wider public.

Particular attention was paid to the key needs of the skipper and his crew during a regatta. The “start of the regatta” function clearly indicates the ten minutes preceding the starting signal by means of a special five-dot indicator. The dots gradually fill with a different colour ? first blue, then red ? as each successive five-minute period elapses. The OMEGA calibre 3602 self-winding movement is chronometer-certified and has a 40-hour power reserve.

The silver and black dial has applied, facetted hour markers, with luminous dots above each. A recessed black counter with a silver surround at 3 o’clock gives a clear overview of the total minutes that have elapsed, with blue and red markings to indicate the two five-minute periods leading up to the start. The smaller hour counter is placed at 12 o’clock. A discreet small seconds counter is situated at 9 o’clock. For maximum readability, the skeleton hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova, and the hands of the chronograph counters are red.

The polished and brushed stainless steel case has the distinctive shape and characteristic horns of the Seamaster line. The push buttons are on the left at 8 and 10 o’clock, giving the chronograph a balanced, harmonious appearance. A seahorse, which is the symbol of the Seamaster collection, is stamped on the case back. The case has a screw-in back and crown, ensuring water resistance to a depth of 150 metres (500 feet).

The chronograph is available with either a brushed stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap with white stitching and a fold-over clasp.

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Omega Seamaster NZL-32 Chronograph

Movement:Calibre 3602 Chronograph
Self-winding movement
Power reserve : 40 hours
Frequency : 28.800 A/h
Officially certified chronometer
Regatta start display
Case:Polished and brushed stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.20 mm
Total Height: 15.60 mm
Between lugs: 21 mm
Water-resistance: 150 m / 500 ft
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Screw-in crown and case back
Chronograph push-buttons on the left side of the case
Start/stop function activated with the push-button at 8 o’clock
Dial:Silver Dial with rhodium-plated indexes and external black zone with white minute track
Hour counter at 12 o’clock, minute counter at 3 o’clock with blue and red zone, regatta and small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Hands:Facetted rhodium-plated hour and minute hands coated with Super-LumiNova
Rhodium-plated seconds hand coated with Super-LumiNova and red tip
Rhodium-plated and red chronograph hands
Bracelet:Ref.: 2513.30.00 : Brushed stainless steel bracelet with safety clasp
Ref.: 2813.30.81 : Black rubber strap with white stitches and a foldover clasp

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