10/12/2020 5:00 pm
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M as worn by ETNZ
Here’s a quick look at Omega’s Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M which will be an integral piece of equipment that the crew of ETNZ will be equipped with when they set sail in their cutting-edge, new America’s Cup boat, Te Rehutai. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M as worn by ETNZ (which includes the two Omega brand ambassadors, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke) is a Master Chronometer certified chronograph and while it isn’t in this instance an ETNZ specific edition, it’s still a damn fine watch. Its 45.5mm in diameter Stainless steel case features a blue ceramic dial with Arabic numerals, a date window at 6 o’clock as well as two sub dials: one with a sub-seconds, another with 60-minute and 12-hour counters for intuitive reading of elapsed time. Wrapped around the dial is a blue ceramic unidirectional rotational divers’ bezel, with Liquidmetal™ dive-time scale. Further features include an alveol screw-down case-back and an antibacterial blue leather strap with a rubber lining. The watch also comes with a Stainless steel bracelet for a more substantial yet formal look that would work equally with sailor’s dry suit or a business suit. The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Master Chronometer Chronograph has a water-resistant to 60 bar (600 meters / 2000 feet); it also sports a manually operated helium-escape valve AKA HEV. Meanwhile alveol screw-down case-back with its sapphire center affords views of Omega’s Caliber 9900, seen through the transparent case-back, which has passed some of the industry’s toughest tests to in order achieve its coveted Master Chronometer status. The certification guarantees the watch offers exceptional resistance to magnetism, which is particularly useful for sailors and designers working in high-tech environments with banks of computers and other electronic equipment. Thoughts? Lucky chaps – the thrill of competing in America’s Cup with added bonus of being equipped with such a cool watch – I’m kinda’ jealous 😉
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