Omega is the official designated timing manufacturer for the Volvo Ocean Race, and continues to follow the 2018 race with precise eyes. The crew is now moored in Newport, Rhode Island to complete the eighth stage of the race, while Omega is launching its newly designed championship watch to celebrate important moments.
As the official timekeeping manufacturer of the Volvo Ocean Race, Omega has recently created a Planet Ocean Deep Black “Volvo Ocean Race” limited edition watch for the event that will be presented to the championship team.
When the 2018 event ends in The Hague in June, the winning team will be awarded a limited edition of the Seahorse Planet Ocean Deep Black ‘Volvo Ocean Race’ watch. This watch will be sold publicly, but only a limited edition of 73 (to commemorate the year of the Ocean Race).
Omega believes that the Planet Ocean Deep Black meets the beauty of a championship sailing boat. It has both beautiful design and precision and sturdiness. Therefore, this model is used as a model to create a limited edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Recently, Omega President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann told this watch: ‘Omega has been happy to track this wonderful and unique race so far. We hope that the champion models will have beautiful designs comparable to sailboats, and It must be precise and sturdy to reflect the severe navigational conditions facing the participants. I think the ‘Deep Black’ watch has perfectly met the above conditions, and we look forward to dedicating it to the winning team. ‘
The red scale of the first 15 minutes of the bezel is made of rubber, and the black ceramic bezel and case are quite conspicuous. As for the chronograph dial at 3 o’clock on the dial, it has a special design such as the globe sailing ring, colored hands and number 12. Highlighting the origin of commemorative models
This 45.50 mm watch is a diving chronograph with a black rubber strap. Its rugged design can withstand the extremes of sailing like a sailboat. The case is made of black ceramic, the first 15 minutes of the unidirectional rotating bezel are covered with red rubber, and the other diving scales are made of liquid metal ™.
The bottom is engraved with a wave-like texture, and the Volvo Ocean Race logo is engraved on it, echoing the limited commemorative value of the watch
The matte black ceramic dial has a limited edition serial number and 18K white gold hour, minute and graduations. Omega added the red Volvo Ocean Race ring, colored hands and the number 12 at the 3 o’clock chronograph. Another element to commemorate the event is the directional bottom cover with the official Volvo Ocean Race trademark. This champion watch is equipped with the Omega Master Observatory 9900 movement, and has the highest precision. This Master Observatory-certified watch has passed eight rigorous tests by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) and represents the highest performance standard in the Swiss watch industry.
Planet Ocean Deep Black “Volvo Ocean Race”
Ceramic material / 9900 automatic movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 600 meters / table diameter 45.5mm / limited 73 / reference price: 86,000 RMB — –