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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Volvo Ocean Race Limited Edition

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Omega, signed on to the 2017 – 2018 edition of the race as the Official Timekeeper of Volvo Ocean Race, introduced its latest limited-edition model designed exclusively for the occasion.

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The brands presented its Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Deep Black Limited-Edition Chronograph model via a special event at Newport on May 17th. The brand’s new sailing ambassadors, talented athletes Blair Tuke and Peter Burling were also introduced as well.

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The new model is limited to only 73 units, referring to the first year of the Volvo Ocean Race organization in 1973. The model is offered in a 45.5mm case crafted from a single block of ceramic to withstand the possible extreme conditions of ocean sailing. The case is equipped with a solid case back featuring the brand’s patented Naidad Lock system on the rear side and an AR coated scratch resistant sapphire crystal at the front side as well as a Helium Release Valve at 10 o’clock. The unidirectional bezel is made of black ceramic as well sporting a liquid metal insert. The first 15 minutes of the bezel insert is detailed with red rubber. The case is water resistant to 600 meters.

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Designed in the Bi-Compax chronograph lay-out, the mat brushed black ceramic dial is accompanied with 18K white gold hands and indices. A red chapter around the 3 o’clock sub-dial reads “Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 Limited Edition” with the assigned production number of the 73 watches.

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The new model is powered by the brand’s in-house Caliber Ref. 9900. Self-winding movement is equipped with the patented Co-Axial escapement and Master Chronometer certified. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Volvo Ocean Race Limited Edition is offered on a black rubber strap that is secured with an Omega signed folding clasp made of black ceramic.

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